Eco Detectives


Come and join us by the banks of the river!
Families with children aged 5-10 years are invited to come along and meet our friendly team at this wonderful location by the banks for the river.

In this two hour 'Eco Detectives' workshop you will:
⦿Be a river scientist, have a go at testing water quality
⦿Investigate how we can reduce pollution and save precious water
⦿Try out water marbling art (Suminagashi) to learn what happens when oil spills on water

These events are free of charge to families. However, spaces are limited so if you need to cancel your tickets, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reallocate your place to another participant.

Workshops are best suited to children 5-10, but younger and older siblings are very welcome to join in.
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, who will supervise them closely during activities.
Maximum of 4 children per adult.

For enquiries, please contact:

About Severn Rivers Trust
Severn Rivers Trust is a small charity of river experts. It's our job to restore and protect our rivers – safe clean plentiful water is essential for us all. You can find out more about our work and how you can get involved on our website

About Mizuiku
We are delighted to be running these activities free of charge for families thanks to an exciting collaboration with Suntory Beverage & Food Great Britain & Ireland (SBF GB&I) - owner of Lucozade and Ribena. With these workshops we are expanding Suntory's water education programme in the UK. Known as the 'Mizuiku' programme, "mizu" means water, and "iku" means education in Japanese, and reflects the importance of learning about and caring for water. This is the perfect partnership for sharing the message about the importance of water conservation.

About the Venue:
Open Newtown's community and visitor centre is located on the banks of the River Severn. This state of the art and sustainable venue forms an attractive gateway to Newtown's green and blue spaces and is the perfect place for exploring the great outdoors.

Access and Safety Information:
Parking available at Back Lane car park. Good access for bikes and pedestrians via National Cycle Network (Route 81) and public footpath.
The nearest train station is Newtown, in the town centre.
Toilets available? YES, including disabled accessible toilet.

Other facilities:
Café and visitor centre on site with indoor seating.
For more information about the site please visit:

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Mizuiku Family Workshop: Eco Detectives (Morning/Afternoon))

Type:Family Event

Hafan Yr Afon, Back Lane, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NH

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Opening Times

Workshop (14 Aug 2024)
Wednesday10:00 - 12:00
Workshop (14 Aug 2024)
Wednesday13:00 - 15:00

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