News & Events Events Gems in the Dunes - Autumn/Winter Events 2019 Join our Gems in the Dunes team this autumn/winter on a series of events and activities. Covering the entire length of the Sefton Sand Dunes, you will be taken around some truly unique sites and discover the 'Gems in the Dunes'! With something for everyone, booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Sunday 6th October Poetry in the Dunes - 6pm Enjoy a walk through the inspiring landscape of the Sefton coastal dunes, in the company of local writer and poet, Hazel. We’ll be exploring some of the dunes closest to Southport starting by Weld Road. It is a great opportunity to connect with this special place and your own creativity, through walking, talking and writing. Bring a notepad and pen and have a go! Meet in Weld Road roundabout beach car park, Southport. Saturday 12th October BftB scrub clearance and arts event - 10-3pm Come and help us clear some of the invasive scrub on the sand dunes to help local wildlife and join in the art activity led by artists Sarah Jane and Sian to complement the practical work. Enjoy the fun with baked potatoes in the bonfire and toasted marshmallows. Meet at the Ainsdale Discovery Centre, PR8 2QB. Wednesday 30th October Squash the scrub - 10-1pm The lizards and toads need your help! This is a fun family activity for kids, parents, grandparents – everyone! Help us remove some of the invasive scrub and make the dunes a better place for the creatures to live. To finish the activity, we’ll celebrate your hard work with marshmallows toasted over the fire. Meet at the Ainsdale Discovery Centre, PR8 2QB. Wednesday 6th November Evening slideshows - 6-8pm Spend an evening with us as we talk about the work we are doing to protect the coastlines incredible wildlife. Find out how you can get involved and bring our species back from the brink. Meet at the Ainsdale Discovery Centre, PR8 2QB. Sunday 1st December Squash the scrub - 10-1pm Another chance to help the lizards and toads – making the dunes better for them to live in. This is the second of our fun family mornings, cutting some scrub and turning some of it into fun Christmas decorations as well as well as enjoying a toasted marshmallow treat once again! Meet at the Ainsdale Discovery Centre, PR8 2QB. If you would like to get involved or would like more information, please get in touch on 01704 571 575, email [email protected] or head to the Gems in the Dunes Facebook Group.