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Children’s author Claire opens new chapter of holiday park visits

Claire captures young imaginations at Holme Valley Camping and Caravan Park in Holmforth, West Yorkshire

Holiday Parks with the David Bellamy Conservation Award are once again being invited to give their younger guests an entertaining new take on the environment.

International author Claire Culliford last year visited a number of DBCA parks by arrangement to provide readings from her popular children’s books.

Now she hopes to be asked to attend even more parks over this summer and autumn, especially those located in the West Country and South Wales.

Claire’s books are designed to inspire youngsters to become involved with the natural world, and to show how children can help the environment in fun and creative ways.

All ears at Waren Caravan Park near Budle Bay Nature Reserve in Northumberland

Her readings, which also include lighthearted discussions, drawing and singing, usually last around 90-minutes, and are perfectly pitched for 3 to 6-year-old audiences.

Claire’s books support the aims of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and in 2019 she will be attending a series of European environmental and literary events by invitation.

Claire says that feedback from the parks she visited last year was extremely positive, and that parents have been delighted with how their children respond to the sessions.

DBCA holiday parks, believes Claire, are ideal locations because they are already committed to environmental care, and tend to attract families who take pleasure in the countryside.

School holidays and weekends, she suggests, are an ideal time for parks to host a visit.

Claire lives in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, and there is no cost involved for parks located within a 50-mile radius of the area.

She is also happy to travel further afield, and would ask just for a contribution to her travelling expenses, and perhaps an overnight stay if a day-return trip isn’t practical.

Claire invites park owners with a possible interest in receiving a visit from her to call for a chat on 07803 032715, or to drop her an email at claire@claireculliford.com

You can view some of her children’s books at the Waterstones website on www.waterstones.com/author/claire-culliford/4165110 or on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2x71VIz  – and read more about Claire’s work on her website at www.claireculliford.com

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