Easter Family Workshops and Springtime at the Greenhouses

Spring has sprung at the Greenhouses and our garden looks beautiful. With frogspawn in the pond, bees buzzing and a fantastic programme of family workshops to explore, now is the time to come and visit!

Read on to find out about our Easter holiday family programme, Sunday Pizzas, and new Thursday Story Stompers preschool session:

1. Easter holidays

Sat 6th April Easter Fermenting Fun 10.30am – 12.30pm

Family fermenting fun with Jelena at Brockwell Greenhouses! Join us in our gardens to discover which plants are making their spring appearance, then pick some and learn how to ferment them for the whole family to benefit. Little ones will enjoy chopping with adult supervision, older children get to discover the world of microbes and their magical power of transforming food, and everyone gets to taste probiotic-rich sour food.

Mon 8th April Nature Printing at Easter 1 10.30am – 12.30pm

Explore and discover pattern in nature at the Greenhouses. We’ll collect natural materials from our spring garden, experiment with ink and relief printmaking techniques, and then press materials into clay to make beautiful Easter decorations to take home. What patterns will you find and create? This hands on education session is for children aged 4 – 9 yrs.

Mon 8th April Nature Printing at Easter 2 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Explore and discover pattern in nature at the Greenhouses. We’ll collect natural materials from our spring garden, experiment with ink and relief printmaking techniques, and then press materials into clay to make beautiful Easter decorations to take home. What patterns will you find and create? This hands on education session is for children aged 4 – 9 yrs.

Tues 9th April Froglife: Family Wildlife Garden Workshop 10.30am – 12.00pm

Hop along to Froglife’s wonderful wildlife workshop, where we’ll learn about the amphibians in our gardens, find out how to make green spaces more attractive to wildlife, explore our gardens, and have a go at planning wildlife gardens of our own. This is a family workshop suitable for all ages and abilities. Many thanks to Froglife and the Lottery Heritage Fund for providing this workshop.

Wed 10th April How to be a Gardener 1 1.30pm – 3.00pm

It’s time to get gardening at the Greenhouses! Join us on a treasure hunt around the garden to spot garden implements and match them to gardening tasks. Help us dig, tidy and sort our spring garden, plant bee friendly flowers and look after the worms in our wormery. Then make yourself a recycled plant pot, and plant a seed to take home and grow. This a family workshop for children of all ages.

Tues 16th April Nature Explorers 1 (under 5s) 10.30am – 11.45am

 

Become a nature explorer at Brockwell Greenhouses! Explore our woodland, walled garden and natural kitchen…what will you find? Connect with the natural world through play at this free flow morning, where you might hunt for mini beasts, collect materials to make a wild crown or craft magical clay creatures. This session is for children under 5. Healthy snack provided.

Tues 16th April Nature Explorers 2 (under 5s) 1.30pm – 2.45pm

Become a nature explorer at Brockwell Greenhouses! Explore our woodland, walled garden and natural kitchen…what will you find? Connect with the natural world through play at this free flow afternoon, where you might hunt for mini beasts, collect materials to make a wild crown or craft magical clay creatures. This session is for children under 5. Healthy snack provided.

Wed 17th April How to be a Gardener 2 1.30pm – 3.00pm

It’s time to get gardening at the Greenhouses! Join us on a treasure hunt around the garden to spot garden implements and match them to gardening tasks. Help us dig, tidy and sort our spring garden, plant bee friendly flowers and look after the worms in our wormery. Then make yourself a recycled plant pot, and plant a seed to take home and grow. This a family workshop for children of all ages.

2. Sunday Pizzas

Sun 14th April Sunday Pizzas 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Sunday Pizzas are back! We are firing up our cob oven, and rolling out our dough. Book your £4.00 Pizza Ticket now! Come down around 12.45pm and choose your toppings for your pizzas!  The oven’s normally hot enough to be churning out pizzas by 1pm and they are delicious!

3. Story Stompers – new Thursday session!

We all love our Story Stompers preschool group, so we have decided to launch a second session! The new weekly session will begin on Thursday 11th April. Everyone is welcome, but we particularly encourage older carers and grandparents to take part in these Thursday sessions with their 2 to 4 year olds, and enjoy stories old and new in the garden. Tuesday Story Stompers will continue to run every term time Tuesday 9.15am – 10.30am.

Please note, all the above events are priced between £2.50 and £6 (with concesson prices of £2.50 – £3). Please click on the blue hyperlinks for more info and tickets. Tickets sell out quickly, so please do book early to avoid disappointment!

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