Calling all scarecrows

Calling all primary/infant schools and community groups!

The National Wildflower Centre have announced that they will be hosting their 6th Annual Scarecrow Festival competition.
The theme this year is Happy & Healthy Outdoors, which has been inspired by their nature, health, and wellbeing project, Great Outdoors. This project helps to connect people with nature encouraging more activity in parks and greenspaces.

You can be inspired by the weather to depict your ideas; plants, bees, butterflies and outdoor activities – the sky’s the limit!

All entries will be displayed around the centre during their Scarecrow Festival weekend of the 5 and 6 July, when they will be offering free entry to the centre all weekend. There’ll also be lots of hands-on activities for all the family to enjoy and take part in over the weekend, all under the theme of Happy and Healthy Outdoors.

Entries must be with the Centre by 4.30pm on Monday 30 June. Judging will take place on Wednesday 2 July and winners will be announced on Thursday 3 July.

If you’re a lucky winner you’ll be able to come and collect your trophy on Friday 4 July.

If you would like your school/group to join in this great opportunity to get creative or if you have any questions please email

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