POPULAR stories will be brought to life over the summer holidays thanks to a series of special walks at Lydiard Park.

The park will be holding story walks every Wednesday featuring a range of stories, excerpts and rhymes which will explore the seasonal signs of summer around the park.

The first story walk takes place today, and each one has its own theme. The story walks will be held on the following days: • Wednesday, July 30 – If You Go Down to the Woods Today – stories include We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Winnie the Pooh.

• Wednesday, August 6 – Where the Willow Tree Meets the Water – stories include The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Tadpole’s Promise and The Ugly Duckling.

• Wednesday August 13 – It’s a Bug’s Life – stories include The Hungry Caterpillar, James and the Giant Peach and Charlotte’s Webb.

• Wednesday August 20 – In the Deep Dark Forest – stories include Little Red Riding Hood, The Gruffalo and Ferocious Wild Beasts.

• Wednesday August 27 – How Does Your Garden Grow — stories include The Tiny Seed, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Jack and the Beanstalk.

The story walks are suitable for children aged between five and nine and tickets are £5 per child. There are two sessions available each week from 11am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 2.30pm.

Tickets will be available on the day from the Coach House Activity Centre at 10am. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call 01793 466664 or visit www.lydiardpark.org.uk.