A NEW safari club for budding young naturalists is being launched at Pierrepont Farm, in Tilford.

The group will meet once a month and take part in a variety of activities exploring the farm’s wild side.

Led by the farm’s education officer Annika Rees each two-hour session will have a seasonal theme looking at different aspects of the environment and its wildlife.

There will also be opportunities for participants to take part in and contribute data towards scientific studies.

Pierrepont is a dairy farm owned by the Countryside Restoration Trust and managed by farmers Michael and Beverly Clear. The trust’s aims are to promote wildlife-friendly farming and campaign for a living, working countryside.

As a result of these wildlife-friendly practices, Pierrepont has a number of rich habitats including a woodland, meadow and pond. The club is free to join and is tailored for children aged around seven to 11 years old.

The sessions run from 10am to midday, starting on Saturday, February 20, with subsequent meetings held on March 19 and April 16.

Appropriate outdoor clothing including wellies is recommended, and children should be accompanied by an adult. Booking is essential. Email [email protected]