Children catch aquatic wildlife in pond dipping at country park

Miles taking a look at his finds. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

Miles taking a look at his finds from the pond dipping session - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Youngsters enjoyed pond dipping in the waters at Clare Castle Country Park as they made the most of the sunshine during their half-term break.

Lydia found some shrimps during the wildlife morning at Clare Castle Country Park. Picture: Sarah

Lydia found some shrimp during the wildlife morning at Clare Castle Country Park - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

After a rainy May - one of the wettest on record - temperatures began to soar last week as families enjoyed the final half-term break from school before the summer.

Sidney and Miles enjoyed a morning fishing for shrimps in Clare Castle Country Park. Picture: Sarah

Sidney and Miles enjoyed a morning fishing for shrimp in Clare Castle Country Park - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The hottest temperature recorded in Suffolk last week was just under 26C at Santon Downham, according to East Anglian-based forecasters Weatherquest.

Miles and Sidney enjoyed a morning of pond dipping at Clare Castle Country Park. Picture: Sarah Luc

The pair read all about the wildlife found in the pond - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The pond dipping at the country park in Clare last Thursday was part of a wildlife morning that gave youngsters 45 minutes to catch what they could find in the water.

Miles, Lydia and Sidney fishing for shrimp and other creatures in Clare Castle Country Park. Pictu

Miles, Lydia and Sidney fishing for shrimp and other creatures - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

At the end of the session, the children showed off their catches - with many picking up shrimp from the pond.

Children enjoyed a morning of pond dipping at Clare Castle Park. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown

Children enjoying pond dipping on their half-term break - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

A number of activities were set up across Suffolk and north Essex over last week's break - with many families opting to visit landmarks such as Framlingham Castle or take a day trip to one of the region's beaches.


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