This February half term, children of all ages are being encouraged to grab their wellies, get outside and join in the North West Puddle Jumping Championships being held at here at Martin Mere.
Children will compete against each other to see who can produce the biggest splash from their puddle jump – as measured by special splash-o-meters. They will also be judged on their enthusiasm and jumping style. Daily winners will be announced throughout the half term and lucky ‘super-splashers’ will receive fantastic prizes!
As well as the main puddle jumping competition area, there will be a practice zone set up to help entrants perfect their splashing techniques. The craft room will also be open daily for puddle jumping themed arts and crafts.
Vic Fellowes said, “We know that children love nothing more than to splash about in puddles, so we thought we’d give them the chance to channel their inner splasher through our puddle jumping competition.
We’ve really perfected the championships this year, with a brilliant competition area, a practice puddle zone, additional welly related activities, great prizes and expert judging panels.
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.”
As well as the puddle jumping area, visitors can attend daily talks and feeds to find out more about some of the species at the centre, explore our grounds and reserve, play in our adventure playground, grab a tasty treat from our café and check out our amazing gift shop.
For more information, visit our Puddle Jumping page or follow #puddlejumping on social media.