RESIDENTS are urged to whack on their wellies to enjoy the great outdoors this month.

The annoncement comes as part of Febru-welly, a partnership between Barnsley Council and Good Food Barnsley.

The aim of the scheme is to encourage families to get out-and-about even in the wintry weather.

A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “Walking is not only healthy for your mental and physical wellbeing, but it can also be fun. We encourage you to get your wellies on and explore the great outdoors where you live, even if it’s wet outside.

Good Food Barnsley has produced an activity booklet to keep you busy this February with plenty of reading, crafty ideas, various activities and even recipes.”

To download your copy of the booklet, click here.