It’s a bug’s life! Redditch housebuilder offers bug hunting kits for kids this summer - The Redditch Standard

It’s a bug’s life! Redditch housebuilder offers bug hunting kits for kids this summer

Redditch Editorial 21st Aug, 2023   0

A REDDITCH housebuilder is encouraging the community to embrace the nature on their doorstep by offering free bug quest kits to local children.

Redrow Midlands is inviting local children to take part in ‘The Big Bug Quest’ competition and collect a free bug quest kit from Silverbrook Meadow, on Foxlydiate Lane.

The kits, which are available to collect throughout August, include wildflower seeds to help local wildlife to thrive, a magnifying glass, seeded paper complete with a bug tick-list, and a pair of ‘make-your-own’ binoculars.

The housebuilder is inviting local children to make use of the bug quest kits and explore their own back gardens, local green spaces, and our show home gardens, to discover how many different bugs they can find and submit their entries.

The winner will be awarded with a £100 Amazon voucher to be able to spend on supplies to make their garden more bug-friendly or to help with future bug hunting activities.

Elaine Cartwright, sales director for Redrow Midlands, said: “We want to encourage youngsters across Redditch to be curious about biodiversity – the variety of living things on our planet, from the smallest organism to the largest animal – and in this instance, the creepy crawlies, quite literally, on our doorstep.

“We’re inviting local children to come and pick up their free bug quest kit and have fun getting their magnifying glasses at the ready as they learn more about the natural world in their back garden.

“We look forward to welcoming families to our developments and sharing our plans for rewilding and sustainability at Silverbrook Meadow.

“We can’t to see who will be crowned winner of our Big Bug Quest.”

Visit to submit your findings for the Big Bug Quest competition.

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