Through the magnifying glass

2 girls one boy with magnifying glasses looking at a fallen tree

Be a busy bee at Longshaw in the Peak District this May half term, with our Magnifying Glass Trail, every day of the holidays.

Explore worlds within worlds this half term at Longshaw on the Magnifying Glass Trail, every day of the holidays. Pick up a trail from the welcome building or shop for £1 and you can buy a magnifying glass for an extra £2. Be a nature detective and see what minibeasts, flowers and plants you can spot. Booking not needed.

Saturday 25th May – Sunday 2nd June 2019

10:00am -15:30pm

The smallest of creatures make their home at Longshaw
The smallest of creatures make their home at Longshaw
The smallest of creatures make their home at Longshaw

Zoom into Longshaw to discover hidden nature - butterflies, bees and dragonflies are all emerging, and northern hairy wood ants are busy on their woodland nests. Bring your camera to capture the tiniest aspects and share them with us, we love seeing the discoveries our visitors have made.

Rhododendron blooming with glorious bursts of colours
Rhododendron blooming with glorious bursts of colours
Rhododendron blooming with glorious bursts of colours

For grown-ups and older children, there's our monthly Trust10 10k run on Sunday 26th May. The Kitchen Garden is also in bloom; our gardeners are on hand every Thursday to chat and you can pick up a tasty organic treat or plant for a donation.

When you come to make memories at Longshaw, you are helping to look after the Peak District - thank you.