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Television presenter Jess French joins 3,000 at Wild About the Wensum at Pensthorpe

PUBLISHED: 10:39 07 May 2017

The Wild about the Wensum family event at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Special guest Jess French Photo : Steve Adams

The Wild about the Wensum family event at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Special guest Jess French Photo : Steve Adams

Steve Adams 2017

A passion for nature was ignited in hundreds of children at the popular Wild About the Wensum event at Pensthorpe, near Fakenham.

It has been reported that fewer children are enjoying the great outdoors contributing, in some cases, to behavioural problems and mental health issues.

It is hoped events like Wild About the Wensum help tackle the problem, inspiring children to enjoy what the wonderful Wensum Valley has to offer.

More than 3,000 people attended on Saturday.

Television presenter Jess French, from Minibeast Adventure with Jess on CBeebiies, was special guest.

The Wild about the Wensum family event at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Photo : Steve Adams The Wild about the Wensum family event at Pensthorpe Natural Park. Photo : Steve Adams

She said: “We are seeing an increase in anxiety and depression in children and there are lots of studies which highlight the links between time outdoors and reduction in mental illness in young people, so events like this are really important. It’s been awesome - the kids have shown so much enthusiasm.”

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