Water Wisdom Workshops for Families


Alice Fallon

Join us for fun hands-on activities on the banks for the river Severn!

To mark World Water Day on 22 March 2022, we are delighted to announce twelve free hands-on workshops for families at three stunning locations along the river Severn.

Come and join us by the banks of the river!

Families with children age 3-13 years are invited to come along and meet our friendly team at three wonderful locations on the river Severn. Spend time outdoors in the beautiful and inspiring river landscape. Have a go at hands-on activities to learn about river wildlife. Discover why healthy rivers and fresh water are so important. Explore actions we can all take to protect our wonderful water.

We are holding activities during the school holidays at Severn Valley Country Park in Shropshire, Diglis Island in Worcester and Lydney Harbour in Gloucestershire. Diglis Island is especially famous for its fish pass, built as part of the Unlocking the Severn project. This epic structure is helping migratory species such as salmon and the endangered twaite shad, one of the UK’s rarest fish species, to reach their spawning grounds.

There are three themed workshops that you can take part in:

-         River wildlife

-         Wonderful water

-         Build a bug hotel

These events will be absolutely free to attend, but booking is essential. For more information, dates and booking instructions please follow this link. For any queries, please contact admin@severnriverstrust.com


Meet the incredible river bugs that live beneath the surface!

About the project:

We are delighted to be running these activities thanks to an exciting collaboration with Suntory Beverage & Food Great Britain & Ireland (SBF GB&I) - owner of Lucozade and Ribena. The summer of Water Wisdom workshops marks the launch of Suntory’s water education programme in the UK. Known as the ‘Mizuiku’ programme in Japan, "mizu" means water, and "iku" means education in Japanese, and reflects the importance of learning about and caring for water.

We are delighted to be working with SBF GB&I to run these fun hands-on activities to introduce local families to their amazing rivers and bring to life why water is such an important resource. Our friendly team will be on hand to show visitors how to spot river wildlife, help them carry out their own water sampling, create a hotel for minibeasts, and discover changes we can make in our own lives to help save our rivers.”

Alice Fallon, Head of Community Engagement, Severn Rivers Trust

 “At SBF GB&I, we follow a Japanese philosophy of “Mizu To Ikiru”, which translates to “living with water”. It is a recognition that not only is this precious natural resource vital to our business, but also for all living things, and we have a responsibility to protect it. Severn Rivers Trust is a perfect partner for helping us turn this commitment into action and help educate more people about the importance of water conservation.”

Michelle Norman, Director of External Affairs and Sustainability at Suntory Beverage & Food Europe

Come and explore Severn Valley Country Park

The new partnership is part of SBF GB&I’s parent company - Suntory Group’s - wider Mizuiku water education programme, which to date has engaged nearly a quarter of a million people across the world. SBFGB&I hopes this pilot programme will pave the way for future projects that engage even more people on the importance of water in years to come.