We had hoped to keep the Gardens open for ‘contactless’ walks and explorations – especially for our younger visitors who like to experience the magic of all the intriguing spaces and easily accessible nature.
Until we can do that again, here are some of the inspirational people and ideas who are now sharing on the web to help keep you and your young ones creative and active at home or in your garden.
Nature Makers, Art sessions for the very young will resume in the Gardens, hopefully later in the year. Here is Faye online https://www.facebook.com/NatureMakers/, https://bookwhen.com/naturemakers#focus=ev-sr62-20200410000000
Jessica Hartshorn, a local illustrator and museum person – some live drawing sessions for you and young people https://www.facebook.com/jessi.illustrates/
B’Opera, Yes baby opera! – Singalong and great music making ideas while you’re cooped up. Let’s hope we can see them in the Gardens sometime. https://www.facebook.com/pg/BoperaBabyOpera/videos/?ref=page_internal
Woodland Trust, We love the Woodland Trust and follow their lead in so many things – here are some specials for ‘lockdown nature hunters’. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activities-self-isolation/
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, our good neighbours in wildlife. some great blogs about nature spotting form your garden and a place to share your photos. https://www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/blog
Free downloads from EarlyYearsResources . Like many commercial companies, they are not open at present, but they have made some lovely free downloadable worksheets, play ideas and colouring for those quieter times at home https://www.earlyyearsresources.co.uk/downloadables-c275/minibeasts-c1570