TameFest 2016 Success!

Tame Valley Wetlands has celebrated its local heritage with the annual TameFest event, hosted this year at Kingsbury Water Park. We couldn’t be more pleased with the success of the day and to show you, here’s the article from the Tamworth Herald:

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AN annual family fun event celebrating the heritage and local groups in the Tame Valley Wetlands proved to be a “fantastic day”.

TameFest 2016 at Kingsbury Water Park was attended by 1,500 people on the bank holiday weekend.

The annual festival is a celebration of the Tame Valley Wetlands heritage, with many local businesses, community groups, charities and attractions holding a stall on the day.

The stall holders offered free activities such as stone carving, yoga sessions, crafts, games and much more. Plus, our friendly canines were able to enjoy the day, with some of the stalls offering pet accessories.’

Nicola Lynes, Tame Valley Wetlands youth engagement officer, said: “It was a fantastic day. The amount of people that came and took part was great, especially with the weather being so nice.

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“The feedback that we’ve had has been really positive, creating a lot more awareness for all the groups involved. All in all, a very successful day with lots of smiling faces!”

TameFest will be returning in 2017, this time in Tamworth.

Emily Hill, owner of Hotchpotch Crafts which was represented on the day, said: “It was a well organised event and we’ve made some good contacts!”

TameFest was organised by Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme (TVWLPS).

Focusing on improving the area between Birmingham and Tamworth, the non-profit scheme hosts free events and workshops throughout the Tame Valley Wetlands area, aiming to engage the community with the ‘hidden’ landscape.

Tame Valley Wetlands is a landscape partnership scheme, led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Its vision is to create a wetland landscape, rich in wildlife and accessible to all. Work will include conservation projects to restore heritage and enhance the area for wildlife, access improvements, training and volunteering opportunities as well as a programme of events and activities aimed at all ages and interests.

For more information, including events and volunteering opportunities, go to www.tamevalleywetlands.co.uk.

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