Mizuiku Family Workshops – Lydney

- 27/07/2024

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.

Choose from three different sessions:


  • Join in our river story and discover how we are helping fish
  • Go on a bug hunt to collect, examine and identify different creepy crawlies
  • Get crafty and make your own beautiful riverfly to take home



  • 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



  • Learn all about the amazing water cycle
  • Solve the river engineering challenge and find out how we are slowing the flow to reduce flooding
  • Discover the role of trees and plants in protecting precious fresh water, plat your own mini-forest to take home


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: admin@severnriverstrust.com


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.

- 27/07/2024
- 15:00
Lydney Harbour, Lydney Gloucestershire GL15 4ER

Getting to this event

Free car park on site.

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One mile easy walk from Lydney Railway Station (or the Dean Forest Railway stop) to the harbour.


Safety and access

Toilets available? YES, including disabled accessible toilet.

Other facilities: Takeaway café with outdoor seating. Range of walking routes around the docks and harbour.

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