The Wembury Marine Centre, near Plymouth is about to open its doors again this week for the start of another season of marine education, fun and activities.
The centre has been shut over the winter months and will open again on Saturday, April 9. The first of its ever-popular rockpool rambles of the season will be held the following weekend on Saturday, April 16 at 10.30am.
The centre is free to enter but donations are always welcome. The building sits just above the beach at Wembury which is known to be one of the best places for rockpooling in the UK due to its wide expanse of rocky foreshore.
Devon Wildlife Trust’s Cat Andrews who runs the Centre said: ‘DWT is excited about another season of marine education at Wembury Marine Centre. We hope lots of people will visit us and find out more about their local marine environment and how they can take steps to look after our coasts. We would like to invite local people to come and join in with the rockpool rambles over the coming months and find out more about the animals that live on Wembury’s rocky shore.’
Wembury Marine Centre features a marine jukebox, fish tanks, a computer game and jigsaws along with information on the marine environment for all ages. The centre is overseen by a partnership made up of Devon Wildlife Trust, Devon County Council, South Hams District Council and the National Trust with support from the Wembury Advisory Group.
For more information about the centre and upcoming events, visit www.wemburymarinecentre.org or call 01752 862538.