Seasonal activities connecting families with nature

Nature . connection . seasons . crafts . elements . community

Events planned for 2020

We are teaming up with Microbes expert Sue Allen (co-founder of Microbz) to bring families a series of educational nature workshops.  These workshops will run from Microbz HQ near Calne in Wiltshire.

These workshops are all about being confident in nature and learning how nature provides for and looks after us especially in these differing times as we turn to alternatives for inspiration. For instance a virus doesn’t flourish in a healthy natural environment so being outdoors in nature is the safest place you can be.  We will also learn about microbes.  Microbes are microscopic bacteria that inhabit our environments, bodies, water, soil, trees and the air we breathe. Microbes are integral to life itself but sadly modern living damages our natural microbiome. In our new outdoor workshops we will explain the important role that microbes play in keeping you and your planet safe.

The Themes:

Sunday 27th September

Looking for signs of Autumn and mini-beast clay models

Sunday 25th October

Pond dipping and leaf art activities

Sunday 22nd November

Fungus, lichen and moss exploring plus mushroom whittling

The Facts:

Each session lasts two hours and is split between outdoor exploring and natural crafts (which you get to take home). We close with storytelling and colouring in and provide tea, coffee and squash at the end.

Meet and greet: 9.50 at our South Barn (there will be signs) Please wear wellies and waterproofs


£15 for 1 child and 1 adult

£25 for 2 children and up to 1 adult

£30 for 3 children and up to 1 adult



The session is aimed at 4-8 years old (KS1). Tickets are chargeable from age 3.

Younger siblings may attend on a 1x1 adult to child ratio.

The charge for an extra accompanying adult is £5.

Sessions will go ahead in all weathers except thunder and lightning and torrential rain. If the event is cancelled, you will be informed with at least 2 hours notice.

We have Covid-19 risk assessments. 

Booking is through Microbz. 


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