Community garden invites children to explore gardening

Written by MiriamSpall on Friday, August 7, 2015 - 10:25

Community garden invites children to explore gardening and growing Summer holiday day camp Wednesday 19 August 10.30am to 3.30pm Are your children already feeling bored of the summer holidays? If so, why not book on to our fantastic Summer Day Camp on Wednesday 19 August 10.30-3.30pm at the People’s Community Garden, on Maidenhall Allotments. ‘Beetlejuice’ will give children the opportunity to explore the gardens, pick their own produce and get involved in some fun nature and craft activities. This month we will be making a mini-beast mansion, toad houses and butterfly feeders. Then we will pick some tomatoes to make our very own community garden ketchup to serve with some home-made wedges with potatoes dug from the gardens. This workshop will give children a chance to get closer to nature in an urban green space, as well as learning about cooking and healthy eating. Children are asked to bring a packed lunch with a bottle of juice/ water which can be refilled. They will also need to wear outdoor clothes which they don’t mind getting dirty, and sturdy boots or wellies. If it is warm, a sun hat is advisable, with sun cream applied in advance. If it’s chilly or wet - then please dress accordingly. We will go ahead in all but the very worst weathers. If in doubt please call 07760 583950 on the day. Cost: £7.50 per child and £5 for additional children of the same family. Children must be aged four or over. Parents are of course welcome to stay and get involved! In order to secure a place for your child please book in advance with ActivLives on 01473 345350. Registration 10.30am at CRESS Pavilion, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, where parking is available.  

Image of Alex and Miriam
Written by
Where To Take Our Children