Families invited to Summer of Free Trails at Severn Trent visitor sites 

7th July 2023

Parents looking for family activities over the school holidays can take advantage of a series of free trails being run by Severn Trent at three of its visitor sites, including Derbyshire’s Carsington Water.

Running from 21st July to 3rd September 2023, the themed trails will be staged at Carsington Water – just half an hour from Derby - Draycote Water near Rugby and Tittesworth Water in Staffordshire.

The themes will rotate around each of the sites every two weeks, giving families the chance to experience all three at any location.

The trails will give families a fantastic, affordable day out, combining activities with a splash of education focussing on nature, Severn Trent’s Fantastic Fun Facts, and a scavenger hunt.

Donna Marshall, Visitor Engagement Manager, Severn Trent, said
: “Many of us know how difficult it can be to find low-cost and affordable things to do to keep kids entertained during the summer holidays and this is why this year we are running free trails for families at our visitor sites!

“There are loads of things to do at our sites alongside the trails, including walks, playgrounds, activities and more, so they offer a really jam-packed, great value day out.”

Aside from the cost of parking, the day is completely free, and families can collect activity sheets for each trail from the on-site visitor centre or hub, no pre-booking is required.

The three trail themes are:

    Nature Trail – Learn all about natures heroes by following the trail and finding clues to complete the crossword.

    Scavenger Hunt – Create your own wild art by scavenging for nature and finding 10 things from the trail sheet.

    Severn Trent Fantastic Fun Facts – Follow our trail to test your knowledge and find the right answers to learn mind-blowing facts about your water and pipes.

The trails will be run on the following dates at each site:

Carsington Water

    21st July – 3rd August: Nature Trail

    4th August – 17th August: Scavenger Hunt

    18th August – 3rd September: Severn Trent Fantastic Fun Facts

Draycote Water

    21st July – 3rd August: Scavenger Hunt

    4th August – 17th August: Severn Trent Fantastic Fun Facts

    18th August – 3rd September: Nature Trail

Tittesworth Water

    21st July – 3rd August: Severn Trent Fantastic Fun Facts

    4th August – 17th August: Nature Trail

    18th August – 3rd September: Scavenger Hunt

For more information, visit www.stwater.co.uk/events or for more information on each site please visit: