The Lion Salt Works Museum launches Little Lions Go Wild

A PRE-SCHOOL club based in a popular museum in Northwich will be relaunched next month.

Inspired by its newly “re-wild” area, the Lion Salt Works Museum Preschool Club reopens on Friday, October 14 as “Little Lions Go Wild.”

The sessions, which run every Friday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (times only), are aimed specifically at preschoolers aged two to four and will now include outdoor activities, based in the Butterfly Garden lodge at the museum.

The cost of these walk-in sessions will be £2 per child and parents or guardians must stay with their child during the session.

For more information, visit westcheshiremuseums.co.uk or telephone the museum on 01606 275066.

This year’s “Little Lions Go Wild” sessions have been planned and developed by trained museum staff to encourage children to actively reflect on how the local landscape changes as winter transitions into spring and how this affects the plants and animals that live there.

This program mixes sensory and nature-inspired craft activities with imaginative and fun stories and songs.

‘Little Lions Go Wild’ will continue to operate whatever the weather and everyone is advised to bring waterproof clothing and footwear.

There is free on-site parking, a playground, and everyone has access to the cafe and museum shop.

Parents/guardians will also have the opportunity to meet other adults in a welcoming and interesting environment and younger siblings are also welcome.

Councilor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: ‘The museum site is full of interest and its recently ‘re-wild’ area has been the inspiration for the new ‘Go Wild’ activities.

“Museum staff are passionate about engaging children and creating a fun, informal and relaxed atmosphere for active learning about nature and the environment.

“But they also want to create a good environment for parents and guardians to meet and have a good time.

“On site you will find free parking, a bright cafe and a well-stocked shop. The staff is knowledgeable and welcoming.”

Charles P. Patton