Outdoor Parent & Toddler Group
(Ages : 0 - 5)
NOW ON FRIDAY MORNINGS
10am - 11:45am
Barnsley Herb Garden, Cirencester
A welcoming outdoor group for parents and their youngsters. Set in the beautiful grounds of Barnsley Herb Garden, with access to their herb garden, native woodland, meadow and food growing area, there is plenty of space for children and adults to enjoy being outdoors, and connect to nature.
Activities will change from week to week, but will include: nature-inspired arts and crafts, songs and stories, gardening, messy play, campfires, and lots of lovely outdoor space to explore.
We will provide a warm cup of tea or coffee for parents, and a small cup of hot chocolate for the little ones. We will ensure that there is well-ventilated shelter from the elements, should it be required. There is acccess to a compost toilet.
The group is led by Rowan Wynne-Jones, an experienced playworker, Forest School leader, teacher and youth worker.
WOODLAND SEASONAL FUN FOR FAMILIES
You are invited to join us for a magical morning or awesome afternoon of creativity, play and wonder in the woodland at Barnsley Herb Garden.
Suitable for kids between the ages 2-10 and their grown-ups, there are a range of activities to suit everyone : from a guided woodwork project, to messy-play, to organised games, to exploring the woodland and creatures who live in them. These mornings are ideal opportunities to connect with others, and nature, in the fresh air and beautiful surroundings, with plenty of space to chat, and run and play.
Wild & Wonderful
Duration: 2 hours
Prices: From £150 for up to 8 children.
Additional children £12.50/child - up to a maximum of 20. (Dependent upon latest govt. Covid-19 regulations)
Location: Barnsley Herb Garden & Woodland
Our Wild & Wonderful parties are based around the Forest School ethos. We respond to the interests, ages and energy levels of the group, so no party is ever the same. We are able to provide a mixture of high-energy activities with calmer activities, which can help to balance levels of enthusiasm.
Activities we offer include: woodland crafts, such as pendants, whistles and twig pencils; building dens; creating insect / fairy homes; lighting fires and cooking outside on a fire; singing songs and telling stories; games and free play. We are able to respond to location, and interests. If your child has any nature themed interests, we will endeavour to incorporate these into the activities on offer.
We provide marshmallows and drinks.
Adult to child ratio: For over-5’s, we require that there is 1 adult for every 8 children. For under-5’s we request that most parents stay. (Dependant upon covid-19 regulations)
Connecting with Nature
Frequency: one-off or on-going
We offer a range of activities and can adapt our projects to cater for the children's learning objectives, interests and skills. Some of the workshops and activities we have provided in the past include:
Forest School: School Grounds & Outings & Excursions
Gardening Sessions: Food Growing & Gardening for Wildlife
Nature & Wellbeing Walks: Foraging & Plant ID & WIldlife Spotting
After-School Clubs: Forest School & Arts & Crafts & Gardening
Outdoor Cooking: Pizza Oven & Grow, Cook, Eat
Land Art: Art in the Landscape & Nature Crafts