Severn Trent’s Draycote Water is having a ‘Green Christmas’

Thursday 19 December 2019

Severn Trent’s Draycote Reservoir is getting into the festive spirit and having a ‘Green Christmas’!

The popular Warwickshire visitor site that attracts thousands of visitors each year, fashioned unique tree decorations out of natural and recycled materials to help reduce the amount of waste created at Christmas.

Rebecca Middleton, Ranger at Draycote Water said: “We wanted to spread some festive cheer this year, but do things a little different by being green and decorating our visitor hub using only natural and recycled materials!

“We’ve put our craft skills to test and created wooden snow decorations, made decorations out of old magazines and even gingerbread people out of salt dough! Now when our visitors come see us over Christmas to enjoy a winter walk, a cycle or even some water sports if they’re feeling brave  – they can get some great green ideas for making their own decorations!”

Severn Trent’s Draycote Water is open all over Christmas, with the site being open to visitors every day apart from Christmas day.

Rangers on site are also encouraging people to come and enjoy the fresh air over the holidays, and can even have a go at its very own festive walking trail.

“To keep with the Christmas theme, anyone who does come and visit us over the holidays can have some fun on our Elf trail!” continues Rebecca. “We’ve created a special Elf trail that takes you around the site while spotting different Elves on the way! If it’s a bit too nippy though, you can always just enjoy a warm drink at our restaurant while looking out across the water.”

Visitors can pick up the Elf trail leaflets from the visitor hub, which will be available to do until Christmas eve.

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