Children's Holiday Activities

Holiday activities
Happy Holiday activities
Forest Friends Holiday activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ecology Centre runs a scheme of environmental themed activities in the summer, Easter and half-term holidays for four to eight year olds (all children must be accompanied by an adult). These activities utilise the centre and our wooded Wildlife Area. Our fun packed programme includes outdoor activities like minibeast hunting and nature trails, and animal themed craft sessions.

In addition, during each of our holiday programmes, we run Forest Day sessions for eight to twelve year olds, with outdoor activities based on Forest School principles. Forest Days are drop off sessions that run from 10.30am to 3pm.

New to 2018 are Family Forest sessions where children 4-8 yr. olds can enjoy Forest School activities. These will run every Wednesday afternoon during the holidays. Family Forest sessions are sessions where children must be accompanied by an adult and will run from 1.30 to 4pm.

Our next set of Holiday Activities will be the Easter.

Week beginning Monday 2nd April to Friday 13th April.

Please download our Easter Holiday Activities(318kb) flyer here.

If you would like to join us on any of our activities or if you have an enquiry, please use our online Children's Holiday Activities form.

 

Date

10am - 12 noon

2pm - 4pm

Mon

2 April

Bank Holiday – No sessions

Tue

3 April

Amphibians Antics

Learn about frogs, toads and newts and then search for them in the Wildlife Area.

Flying Fish

Explore the underwater world of fish and make your own fish streamer.

Wed

4 April

No session

Family Forest Time: 2 to 5pm

Join us for Forest School activities.

Suitable for 4-8 ages. £10 per child.

Thu

5 April

Easter Egg-stravaganza - Free Drop-in: 12 noon to 4pm (all ages)

Learn about animal eggs and nests, decorate your own, and take part in our Easter Nature Trail. £2 donation for craft activities

Fri

6 April

Forest Day 10.30am to 3pm (8-12 year olds)

Forest School themed activities in the woods. Exploration in the Wildlife Area and activities like knot making and shelter building.

Packed lunch and outdoor clothing needed

Mon

9 April

Birds in the Park

Find out about the park’s birds and make one out of clay to take home.

Herb Magic

Explore the park to find its edible plants and make a potpourri pot.

Herb tasting involved

Tue

10 April

Treemendous

Play tree games like leaf bingo. Then create your own leaf crown to wear.

Proud Peacocks

Make your own peacock craft and learn all about these colourful birds.

Wed

11 April

No session

Family Forest Time: 2 to 5pm

Join us for Forest School activities.

Suitable for 4-8 ages. £10 per child.

Thu

12 April

Seeds of Spring Afternoon - Free drop-in: 12 noon to 4pm (all ages)

Help with gardening, sow some seeds and take part in craft activities.

£2 donation for craft activities.

Fri

13 April

Forest Day 10.30am to 3pm (8-12 year olds)

Forest School themed activities in the woods. Exploration in the Wildlife Area and activities like knot making and shelter building.

Packed lunch and outdoor clothing needed

For regular updates and reminders about our events and activities you can register your details and be added to our mailing list. If you are already registered and no longer wish to receive emails from us you can opt-out at anytime.

Fees and Charges

These charges have been set and agreed by the Cabinet member for Environment, Leisure and Residents’ Services in March 2018.

Activities Standard Concession

Children’s After School/Holiday Activities - up to two hours (per child)

£5.20 £4.30

Children’s After School/Holiday Activities - up to four hours (per child)

£10 £7.80
 Forest day  £20  n/a

Spaces are limited on our holiday activity sessions. Please book and make payment in advance to secure your booking. Sorry, but we cannot give refunds.

Note: * Concessions are: RBKC residents who are in receipt of: job seekers allowance [income based], incapacity benefit, disability living allowance, industrial injuries disablement benefit or severe disablement allowance or senior citizen [60+ years]. Concessions discount is also available to those who have a disability or are registered as caring for the disabled. (RBKC residents and Non Residents) For concession rate proof of residency and eligibility is required.

Method of Payment

In booking sessions, please note we only now accept payment by debit or credit card excluding American Express.