Here at the Community Greenhouses we fully understand the importance of learning about the world through play. Our sessions designed for pre-school children explore the environment and living things using all the senses.

Activities might include: listening ears walks, texture trails, colour snap games, minibeast hunts or snail racing, storytelling sessions, making a butterfly mask, creating a scarecrow, sowing and growing or simply tasting some of the many fruits, herbs and vegetables that we grow in our gardens.

The garden is constantly changing through the seasons meaning each visit will be different with new things to experience and an evolving range of natural materials available for art and craft activities.

We also offer outreach sessions so if you have a gardening club in need of inspiration, or you’d like to build a minibeast hotel or go on a spider safari for example in your own outdoors space, we can come out to you.

All activities are linked to EYFS learning goals and fully risk assessed. You will be sent a detailed session plan and copy of the Risk Assessment in advance of your visit.

Nursery visits cost £3 per child (minimum charge of £30 per group). Outreach visits and other events will be charged on a case by case basis. Note that different charges apply for schools in the independent sector: contact us directly for details. Please contact us on or call 07427 685714 to find out more or to arrange your visit.

***NEW! Specially for this age group, we have our  Natural Kitchen, right by the entrance, with an oven, dining table,  willow wigwam and more. Come and enjoy freshly baked mud pies!***