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Make a Splash this Feb half term

Posted on 10 Feb 2020

This February half term, children and adults alike are being encouraged to grab their wellies, get outside and join in the South East Puddle Jumping Championships being held at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre.

Families and friends will compete at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust site to see who can produce the biggest splash from their puddle jump each day at 11am and 2.30pm.They will also be judged on their enthusiasm and jumping style. Daily winners will get a giant, colourful umbrella prize while the top regional ‘super-splasher’ of the week will win a fantastic Frugi Puddle Buster Coat made from recycled plastic bottles.


New for this year, adults, as well as children, are being encouraged to unleash their inner child and release every day stress by joining in the puddle jumping championships.Also, there is a practice zone with puddles open all day, mud painting and colouring crafts. The Boat Safaris included in your admission price are running from 11am-3.30 pm and you can hand feed the ducks in the Lakes and Forest exhibit.

Elizabeth Pearce Learning Manager from Arundel Wetland Centre said:

“We’ve really perfected the championships this year, with brilliant competition areas, practice puddle zones, and great prizes.Grown-ups are even being encouraged to take part. It’s all a lot of fun and we know that children who love puddles often grow up to be adults that love the outdoors. So through these championships we’re gently nurturing a love that may help protect wetlands and the wildlife that depend on them for years to come.”

A whole new world of award-winning discovery awaits you at our WWT Arundel Wetland Centre.You can get close to amazing wildlife, hand feed exotic birds and see some of the world’s most dramatic and rare birds all in one place.Added to this are two adventure playgrounds, a waterside cafe serving delicious homemade food and a shop with unique gifts. Arundel Wetland Centre is fully accessible with buggy and wheelchair friendly pathways, comfortable hides and disabled and parent & baby facilities. To find join in the fun visit wwt.org.uk/puddles or follow #puddlejumping