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Make a splash at Slimbridge's 2020 Puddle Jumping Championships

Where: WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

When: Saturday, February 15, to Sunday, February 23

This February half-term, children and adults alike are being encouraged to grab their wellies, get outside and join in puddle jumping championships being held at Slimbridge Wetland Centre and all WWT centres.

Families and friends will compete against each other to see who can produce the biggest splash from their puddle jump. They will also be judged on their enthusiasm and jumping style. Daily winners will be announced throughout the half-term and lucky 'super-splashers' will receive fantastic prizes

New for this year, adults, as well as children, are being encouraged to unleash their inner child and release everyday stress by joining in the puddle jumping championships. As well as the main puddle jumping competition arena in Welly Boot Land, there will be practice zones set up around the stunning grounds to help entrants perfect their splashing techniques.

Hannah Clifford from WWT said: "Puddles are mini wetlands which wildlife use to feed, drink and bathe. We also know that children love nothing more than to splash about in puddles so we thought we'd give them the chance to channel their inner splasher and showcase our mini wetlands by holding our nationwide WWT puddle jumping championships.

"We've really perfected the championships this year, with brilliant competition areas, practice puddle zones, lots of additional welly and mud-related activities, great prizes and expert judging panels. Grown-ups are even being encouraged to take part.

"It's all a lot of fun and we know that children who love puddles often grow up to be adults that love the outdoors. So through these championships we're gently nurturing a love that may help protect wetlands and the wildlife that depend on them for years to come."

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