We are thrilled to be open and excited to already have been welcoming families back onto the nature trail.
It has been wonderful to have some of our dedicated volunteers back - they have been hugely missed.
Our Victorian School and Pharmacy sessions have gone online until September - with us delivering talks to pupils via Teams. Something the Victorians couldn't have even dreamt about!
We hope to welcome groups to our outdoor sessions after the Easter holidays, including Paddock and Strathmore Schools back for weekly gardening and Forest School sessions.
In March we once again opened the Nature Trail to individual families of children with special educational needs or disabilities. Our team set up Spring themed sensory activities, then let the families explore and enjoy. Some of the families have been shielding and this was a first opportunity to get outside in our safe environment: "We're really looking forward to the visit on Tuesday. Charities like yours are so important as they make something ordinarily inaccessible to families like us, completely possible"
During the Easter Holidays families have been joined by some special puppets created by one of our volunteers, Mary Pollard, as part of her MA project investigating the interaction between art, nature and wellbeing. The puppets are interactive and our visitors are really enjoying making them move. To keep up to date with the project visit Mary's facebook page