Children and Families

Families together

Story time – NEW!

Follow Isabella’s garden journey every Monday at 2pm bringing the world of planting, growing and nurturing through the magic of stories.

Bringing the gardens to life each week for our youngest children when they can join Kate’s StoryTree on Facebook Live to listen to stories and poems and join in with arts and craft activities

Week 1 – This is the Soil

This week we explored the soil and how to plant our seeds.  Isabella is helping us to make our own plant pots from cardboard rolls.  Download Isabella’s activity sheet here

Our song this week ‘Wriggle, wriggle little Worm’ can be sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – here are the words

Click on the photo below to see Kate telling Isabella’s story discovering the magic of soil

Credit: Marcus Spiske

 

Week 2 – These are the Seeds

This week we have found some seeds to plant in the plant pots we made last week and our story is the Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.

Here is a link to this weeks poem by Jenny Dodge and to our Activity sheet here

You can watch Part 1 of These are the Seeds here:

Week 3 – This is the Rain

This week we are talking about the rain and our featured book is The First Book of Nature by Nicola Davis.

Incy Wincy Spider has been climbing up the spout and we have added a colouring sheet here

And we will hear all about the Rain in Jenny’s Poem that you can read too here

Our activity this week is making rainsticks

 

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Grow and Explore Drop in

Where young children are introduced to playing and learning outdoors including activities such as exploring the Children’s Garden and the other plots, being creative through natural arts and crafts. Families will enjoy digging and planting, water play and for some, most importantly, jumping in muddy puddles is the best fun you can have so wellies and waterproofs are always required!

Second Thursday of each month 9.30 to 11am – subject to re-opening

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Family Workshops

We hold special events throughout the year like the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Bug Hunts, Apple Day, Christmas Workshops and many more.

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Education and Learning

Our work with primary schools, nurseries, pre-schools and Children’s Centres

We design education programmes and activities for pre-school, nurseries and primary aged children, tailor made to meet your curriculum requirements. We cover the changing seasons, new life in the gardens, pollination, shapes and numbers in nature, how things grow, to name but a few. Call or email us now to discuss your requirements and find out more

 

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Children’s Garden

Children’s Garden

Throughout the year children can experience the changing seasons and, through planned activities, learning about life in the gardens. There can be no better experience than getting down on the ground, feeling the soil and leaves, digging for worms and harvesting the crops the children have planted.

Come and meet Joe the Scarecrow who looks after our Children’s Garden where parents and carers can be fully involved with their children in a range of fun activities. We always make sure that the bird feeders are always full for all our feathered friends who visit our garden

NEWS…We have just been awarded a grant from Warwick District Council to develop a sensory area in the gardens – watch this space ….

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National Childrens Gardening Week – 23rd to 31st May

National Childrens Gardening Week celebrates the fun that gardens hold for children. Parents, grandparents and children can find ideas here for fun garden projects on this website.

 

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Contact details here
educationofficer@hcgt.org.uk
Telephone 01926 493339