Enjoy a magical world with Cats Protection

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An enchanting world of fairies and elves awaits youngsters visiting Cats Protection’s National Cat Centre this summer.

The centre, in Lewes Road, Chelwood Gate, is inviting children to come along to take part in its Fairy Magic event from 23 July until 31 August.

For just £2, children will be able to collect their Fairy Forest activity kit or Pixie Spotting Package from the Visitor Centre before embarking on a walk around the nature trail in search of the magical folk.

Children can take part every day from 10am until 3pm and will be given lots of environmentally-friendly activities in their packs, including instructions to make a wand and how to set up a fairy tea party or pixie picnic using natural materials.

Cats Protection’s Visitor Centre Manager Dee McDonald said: “Just like cats, fairies enjoy finding secret hiding places, so children will need to look high and low to find signs of them. Watch out though, there could be some naughty pixies around to add a little mischief to proceedings!”

Visitors to the centre can also take part in a Guess the Name of the Lion competition until Friday 31 June for the chance to win a Pets at Home voucher.

The competition will be running to promote Cats Protection’s Zambezi River Challenge – a once in a lifetime opportunity for cat lovers to raise money for the charity.

Participants can apply to take part in the event from 20-30 October 2016, where they will canoe the Zambezi River and complete a three-day big cat volunteering project.

Set in the Ashdown Forest, Cats Protection’s National Cat Centre is the perfect day out for all the family and is open every day from 10am-4pm. As well as the stunning nature trail, there is also a cafe and children’s play area and the chance to see Hebridean sheep currently resident on the site.

And finally, no trip is complete without visiting some of the cats in the care of Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre. The largest of its kind in the UK, the centre has around 200 cats and kittens looking for a new home – pop in and say hello!

For more information about the Fairy Magic event or any other activities at the National Cat Centre, please call 01825 741 370 or email visitor.centre@cats.org.uk

For more about Cats Protection’s Zambezi River Challenge, please visithttp://www.cats.org.uk/get-involved/events/internation-challenge-events

The National Cat Centre is situated in Chelwood Gate, on the A275 between Wych Cross and Danehill. To find it using a SatNav, use the postcode RH17 7DE, or for a map and directions visit www.cats.org.uk/find-us/find-the-ncc

Report contributed by Cats Protection.