Attraction near Tring draws in guests for stick day

12-313    Fun with sticks at College Lake, Tring.'From left, Esmai Stent, five, Loren Sloan, six, Salvador Bradshaw, four, and Charlie Stent, seven.
12-313 Fun with sticks at College Lake, Tring.'From left, Esmai Stent, five, Loren Sloan, six, Salvador Bradshaw, four, and Charlie Stent, seven.

GUESTS flocked to a popular nature reserve for fun with sticks on Saturday.

Families had fun making hobby horses like the ones pictured below as authors Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield launched The Stick Book at College Lake near Tring.

12-313    Fun with sticks at College Lake, Tring.'From left, Esmai Stent, five, Loren Sloan, six, Salvador Bradshaw, four, and Charlie Stent, seven.

12-313 Fun with sticks at College Lake, Tring.'From left, Esmai Stent, five, Loren Sloan, six, Salvador Bradshaw, four, and Charlie Stent, seven.

Lake spokesman Wendy Tobitt said: “More than 100 hobby horses were made. Families got to know about using sticks, leaves and feathers.”

She said that, despite recent drought warnings, the attraction is coping well, as more exposed mud around the lake’s edges has attracted wading birds like redshanks, snipes and lapwings.

A family fun Easter Eggstravaganza event will be held at the lake from 12pm until 4pm tomorrow.

Miss Tobitt said: “It is going to be popular. If you want to go to College Lake, get there early.”

Pictures by Dave Satchel 12-313