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The famous cartoon and book character ‘Dora the Explorer’ joined children and parents from Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard for an adventure in Tiddenfoot Waterside Park.
The family day out, organised by staff at the day nursery in Mentmore Road, Leighton Buzzard, involved a quiz and search for natural treasures which also raised £90 for charity.
As Manager Michelle Nokes, explained: “It was a Cedars Family Day out in the fresh air with staff and parents enjoying quality time with each other and with our children. It was great fun, educational, raised money for charity and we got plenty of exercise too. It was such a success we are hoping to make it an annual event.”
The nature trail, inspired by favourite book characters in the ‘Dora the Explorer’ series, was created by staff who pinned pictures of ‘Swiper’, ‘Boots’ and ‘Map’ on trees and provided lists of natural treasures like leaves, pine cones and berries for children to find along the way. Next to key objects staff had planted small bags with stamps so the children could record their finds and chart how many laps of the lakeside area they had completed before finishing with a nature quiz, refreshments and cakes made by the nursery team.
All participants were presented with a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and the money raised by donations goes to The Sue Andrews Foundation which supports local, national and international worthy causes.