Grow and Explore Drop in

8th March 2022

One of the most successful parts of our Children and Family’s programme have been our monthly Drop-In sessions ‘Grow and Explore’. These sessions are when pre-school children and their parent/carers are introduced to playing and learning outdoors.

Each month we plan activities, exploring the Children’s Garden and the other plots at Hill Close, looking for the seasonal changes in the gardens, spotting birds, hunting for bugs and being creative through the use of natural art and craft materials. We share stories and sing songs and seed and grow various plats throughout the year.

We have many parents who have been with us for a number of years, introducing new siblings as the older ones grow and start school. They know that we try to be outside for as much of the session as possible and so the children ( and the grown-ups) need to come dressed appropriately. That way they can enjoy digging and planting, watering and making wonderful squishy dishes in our new Mud Kitchen without getting their clothes wet and muddy. For some, jumping in muddy puddles is the best fun so wellies and waterproofs are always required!

We hold the sessions on the Second Thursday of each month 9.30 to 11am. Our dates for 2022 are: January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, (No session in August or September) October 13th, November 10th, December 8th.

Cost is £4 per child with each additional sibling £1. Childminders £4 for the first child, £2 per additional child. Under 1s attend for free.

Contact us at:
Tel: 01926 493339