A CLACKS nature reserve is offering free activities to anyone with a National Lottery ticket this weekend.

As part of the National Lottery's Open Week, RSPB Black Devon Wetlands nature reserve is offering free activities such as pond dipping, guided walk, bird watching and tree planting to anyone with a lottery ticket or scratchcard this Saturday, June 5.

RSPB Black Devon Wetlands is one of hundreds of venues and visitor attractions across the UK saying thank you for the £30million raised for good causes every week by players and to welcome people back to their happy places.

Robyn Shaw, Inner Forth Reserves project assistant at RSPB Black Devon Wetlands reserve, said: "We are delighted to be taking part in the National Lottery Open Week.

"We're immensely grateful for the Lottery funding opportunities that have supported us through this past difficult year and also through previous projects here.

"RSPB Black Devon Wetlands nature reserve is the happy place of many people and we hope National Lottery players will come along to see the fantastic facilities and nature conservation work they have contributed towards here.

"This is a great chance to explore our trails and discover the wonderful wildlife that lives here."

In September last year, The National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded funding to the RSPB, through its Heritage Emergency Fund.

The programme aims to help charities recover from a loss of revenue, and the additional costs incurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This vital support during a challenging year has enabled the nature conservation charity to keep people connected to nature.

Ros Kerslake, chief executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund and chair of the National Lottery Forum, added: "Now, more than ever, people are excited to rediscover their happy place, or find a new one close to home, and we're proud that so many incredible spaces across the sport, arts, heritage and community sectors have signed up to offer their thanks."

Booking is essential and anyone interested should email innerforthreserves@rspb.org.uk to reserve a scheduled time slot for activities.

Visit tinyurl.com/hkxzzz7y for further information on the offer available at RSPB Black Devon Wetlands including terms and conditions.