Sussex Wildlife Trust is launching 16 wildlife & bushcraft groups this spring for children aged 3-5 and 5-11 in Ardingly, Brighton, Crawley, Eastbourne, Henfield, Horsham and Rye.
Wildlife Watch and Nature Tots groups are run by fully trained Forest School Leaders, providing a wonderful opportunity for families to experience and learn from nature in woodland, meadow and coastal habitats. Children will be encouraged to tackle hands-on outdoor activities, work co-operatively with others, and have an opportunity to gain a sense of achievement while developing social skills and boosting confidence.
Sessions are themed around the changing seasons and discovering how to help local wildlife thrive. Activities vary at each location and may include: Building a den or bridge; exploring the reserve and finding out all about the birds, animals and insects which live there; making a bird feeder; sawing, drilling and whittling; pond dipping, mini-beast discovery, preparing a snack around the campfire; craft activities using natural materials and strandline treasure hunts.
Booking is now open for April at:
• Ardingly, Standgrove Woods, Tuesdays
• Brighton, Stanmer Park, Fridays & Saturdays
• Crawley, Tilgate Park, Thursdays
• Eastbourne, Seven Sisters County Park, Wednesdays & Saturdays
• Henfield, Woods Mill, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays
• Horsham, Chesworth Farm, Mondays and Saturdays
• Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Fridays and Saturdays
So why not give it a go? Children must be accompanied by an adult and booking is essential. For further information and online booking please visit: sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/naturetots for ages 3-5 and sussexwildifetrust.org.uk/wildlifewatch for ages 5-11, or call 01273 497561.