First ever London Puddle Jumping Championships at WWT London Wetland Centre

News splash!!  The first ever London Puddle Jumping Championships will be held at WWT London Wetland Centre during February half term.  Children of all ages can grab their wellies and have fun jumping in puddles in the fresh air from 13 to 21 February 2016.

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Points will be given for style, creativity, enthusiasm and size of splash. There will be a prize each day for our selected ‘super-splasher’ and we’ll select the London Puddle Jumping Champion at the end of the week, with the chance to go on to further glory by becoming WWT’s Big Splash national champion.

Bring your wellies and wet weather gear and come and have a splashing time! Use your imagination to impress the judges with the biggest splash. Throw some shapes in the air for extra style and points!

The official competition will take place at 2.30pm every day from 13 to 21 February, but there will be practice jump sites around the grounds so you can try out your technique before the Big Splash each day.

Dave Green, Centre Manager at London Wetland Centre said, “This will be a lot of fun and we’re sure that children who love puddles will grow up to be adults that enjoy the outdoors. So through the Puddle Jumping Championships we’re gently nurturing a love that may help protect wetlands and the wildlife that depend on them for years to come.”

The competition is free with paid admission to the Centre.  Every contestant will receive a sticker to acknowledge their puddle jumping skills.

WWT London Wetland Centre is a 105 acre wetland visitor centre in Barnes, southwest London, an international award-winning visitor attraction and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It is home to a wide range of wildlife species including birds, water voles, bats and amphibians. Facilities include six wildlife hides, Water’s Edge Café, Observatory, a gift shop and free car park. The Centre also has adventure play areas for children. www.wwt.org.uk/london 

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