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Nature Makers – arts and crafts for the very young

Join us for our monthly sessions for tiddlers – 6 months to 6 years.

We journey through the seasons learning about nature, and the world around us, through nature inspired Art & Craft!  Each class is a different theme that we learn facts on, incorporate nature play outside (where possible), related Art & Craft and finish with snack time and songs/story about the theme.

All products used are Eco friendly and Vegan.
Classes are aimed at children aged 6 months to 6 years and their grown ups!
The ticket price includes the one hour class, a snack and drink and entry to Gardens after the class on the day.

Please book directly with Nature Makers here  Nature Makers booking

1 child +1 adult £9
extra sibling £7
under 1 year old- free

Friday, monthly, 10 am -11am

March 20th, April 17th, May 22nd, June 19th, July 17th,August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th

 

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Nature Makers – arts and crafts for the very young

with covid-19 restrictions some of these events may not happen – please check in advance

Join us for our monthly sessions for tiddlers – 6 months to 6 years.

We journey through the seasons learning about nature, and the world around us, through nature inspired Art & Craft!  Each class is a different theme that we learn facts on, incorporate nature play outside (where possible), related Art & Craft and finish with snack time and songs/story about the theme.

All products used are Eco friendly and Vegan.
Classes are aimed at children aged 6 months to 6 years and their grown ups!
The ticket price includes the one hour class, a snack and drink and entry to Gardens after the class on the day.

Please book directly with Nature Makers here  Nature Makers booking

1 child +1 adult £9
extra sibling £7
under 1 year old- free

Friday, monthly, 10 am -11am

... to be advised June 19th, July 17th,August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th

 

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Nature Makers – arts and crafts for the very young

with covid-19 restrictions some of these events may not happen – please check in advance

Join us for our monthly sessions for tiddlers – 6 months to 6 years.

We journey through the seasons learning about nature, and the world around us, through nature inspired Art & Craft!  Each class is a different theme that we learn facts on, incorporate nature play outside (where possible), related Art & Craft and finish with snack time and songs/story about the theme.

All products used are Eco friendly and Vegan.
Classes are aimed at children aged 6 months to 6 years and their grown ups!
The ticket price includes the one hour class, a snack and drink and entry to Gardens after the class on the day.

Please book directly with Nature Makers here  Nature Makers booking

1 child +1 adult £9
extra sibling £7
under 1 year old- free

Friday, monthly, 10 am -11am

... to be advised June 19th, July 17th,August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th

 

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Nature Makers – arts and crafts for the very young

with covid-19 restrictions some of these events may not happen – please check in advance

Join us for our monthly sessions for tiddlers – 6 months to 6 years.

We journey through the seasons learning about nature, and the world around us, through nature inspired Art & Craft!  Each class is a different theme that we learn facts on, incorporate nature play outside (where possible), related Art & Craft and finish with snack time and songs/story about the theme.

All products used are Eco friendly and Vegan.
Classes are aimed at children aged 6 months to 6 years and their grown ups!
The ticket price includes the one hour class, a snack and drink and entry to Gardens after the class on the day.

Please book directly with Nature Makers here  Nature Makers booking

1 child +1 adult £9
extra sibling £7
under 1 year old- free

Friday, monthly, 10 am -11am

... to be advised June 19th, July 17th,August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th

 

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Nature Makers – arts and crafts for the very young

with covid-19 restrictions some of these events may not happen – please check in advance

Join us for our monthly sessions for tiddlers – 6 months to 6 years.

We journey through the seasons learning about nature, and the world around us, through nature inspired Art & Craft!  Each class is a different theme that we learn facts on, incorporate nature play outside (where possible), related Art & Craft and finish with snack time and songs/story about the theme.

All products used are Eco friendly and Vegan.
Classes are aimed at children aged 6 months to 6 years and their grown ups!
The ticket price includes the one hour class, a snack and drink and entry to Gardens after the class on the day.

Please book directly with Nature Makers here  Nature Makers booking

1 child +1 adult £9
extra sibling £7
under 1 year old- free

Friday, monthly, 10 am -11am

... to be advised June 19th, July 17th,August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th

 

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Nature Makers – arts and crafts for the very young

with covid-19 restrictions some of these events may not happen – please check in advance

Join us for our monthly sessions for tiddlers – 6 months to 6 years.

We journey through the seasons learning about nature, and the world around us, through nature inspired Art & Craft!  Each class is a different theme that we learn facts on, incorporate nature play outside (where possible), related Art & Craft and finish with snack time and songs/story about the theme.

All products used are Eco friendly and Vegan.
Classes are aimed at children aged 6 months to 6 years and their grown ups!
The ticket price includes the one hour class, a snack and drink and entry to Gardens after the class on the day.

Please book directly with Nature Makers here  Nature Makers booking

1 child +1 adult £9
extra sibling £7
under 1 year old- free

Friday, monthly, 10 am -11am

... to be advised June 19th, July 17th,August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th

 

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Nature Makers – arts and crafts for the very young

with covid-19 restrictions some of these events may not happen – please check in advance

Join us for our monthly sessions for tiddlers – 6 months to 6 years.

We journey through the seasons learning about nature, and the world around us, through nature inspired Art & Craft!  Each class is a different theme that we learn facts on, incorporate nature play outside (where possible), related Art & Craft and finish with snack time and songs/story about the theme.

All products used are Eco friendly and Vegan.
Classes are aimed at children aged 6 months to 6 years and their grown ups!
The ticket price includes the one hour class, a snack and drink and entry to Gardens after the class on the day.

Please book directly with Nature Makers here  Nature Makers booking

1 child +1 adult £9
extra sibling £7
under 1 year old- free

Friday, monthly, 10 am -11am

... to be advised June 19th, July 17th,August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th

 

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Nature Makers – arts and crafts for the very young

with covid-19 restrictions some of these events may not happen – please check in advance

Join us for our monthly sessions for tiddlers – 6 months to 6 years.

We journey through the seasons learning about nature, and the world around us, through nature inspired Art & Craft!  Each class is a different theme that we learn facts on, incorporate nature play outside (where possible), related Art & Craft and finish with snack time and songs/story about the theme.

All products used are Eco friendly and Vegan.
Classes are aimed at children aged 6 months to 6 years and their grown ups!
The ticket price includes the one hour class, a snack and drink and entry to Gardens after the class on the day.

Please book directly with Nature Makers here  Nature Makers booking

1 child +1 adult £9
extra sibling £7
under 1 year old- free

Friday, monthly, 10 am -11am

... to be advised June 19th, July 17th,August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th, December 18th

 

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Kids and BBC Newsround – good as ever

Just sharing another round up of great things for kids to do.. BBCs Newsround has always been good and our national public broadcaster is really working well in the current situation.

Bug houses, Bee B&Bs, smile stones,  birdfeeders and growing veg are all featured on the current Newsround page… all things our Unplug and Play sessions really encourage.

Until we can welcome you back into the Gardens – why not practice with the Beeb.

I’m looking forward to a set of activities in the Gardens, led by enthusiastic, imaginative and skilled children!

Yes, we can make it happen.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52009318

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Add a smile(stone) to social distancing

When we re-open the Gardens – whenever that will be – we know that social distancing will be a ‘new normal’ for some while…

from Staff Smiles Stones (by gill )

So, the (still working) team here have been thinking about what that would look like. We want to help people feel safe when they come to visit, and know that others are looking out for their health too. Shops and supermarkets are using yellow floor tape and painted circles…that’s not quite the thing we want to do in our historic Garden.

We’ve come up with a number of ideas and one of them needs your help.

Smile Stones … have you seen them about?

There is a lovely phenomenon of people painting pebbles and leaving them in the environment for people to find, to make them smile, to think and sometimes to collect and pass on. (PS the advice at present during Covid-19 , is NOT to pick them up and move them – just a precaution)

Smile stones are a little piece of everyday sharing and of spreading love.  We already have a few in the Gardens deposited (with permission) by local people.

We think stone and pebble smiles stones would make wonderful social distance markers all around our garden… Every 2 metres a bright little stone hedgehog or ladybird, or perhaps a heart lifting message to keep you going on to the next marker?

If you’d like to take part in helping brighten up our Gardens walking routes we’d love you to start now.

Aldridge smile stones

Below are some facebook pages and other things about how to paint stones.

How to get them to us

We will leave a plant pot attached to the (inner) gates of the Gardens – you can just pop your stones in there, and we’ll keep them ready for when we open (if the pot disappears , just roll your stones under the gate and our gardener will pick them up when she visits..)

Thank you – do pass on this activity to anyone you think might enjoy taking part.

PS … don’t spend money getting fancy paint… do what you can, a coat of clear nail varnish will do the trick –  or any outdoor varnish you have in your diy cupboard – over the top of house paint/kids paint or marker pens will do!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2P3gnRmv7FYlS7YwklbvVHd/how-to-become-a-rock-artist

Facebook has 

https://www.facebook.com/smilestonesbg/

and lots of groups in Erdington, Sutton Coldfield and Staffs — just search

 

 

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