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A Jolly Wassail

Join us in the greenhouse to make noisy shakers and wonderful wassail crowns, ready for the Jolly Wassail!

We’ll use recycled and natural materials to make percussion instruments, and craft beautiful decorative crowns to wear.

When everyone is crowned and happy with their home made instruments, we will learn songs from our wonderful wassailing musicians the Appleheads and the Norfolk Broads.

Then we will sing to our fruit trees and make as much noise as possible, to ‘wake up’ the sleeping trees and scare away any bad spirits. Our wassailing will make sure we have a bountiful harvest in 2019!

There will be plenty of tea, mulled cider and apple juice throughout.

This is a workshop for all ages.

What to bring: warm clothes, torches and any noisy instruments you fancy bringing along!

Exit from Brockwell Park via the Lido Gates at the end of the event.

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Home School Session: Natural Craft Christmas

Are your children home educated? Do you love to take learning outside?

Celebrate the season with us at this festive home school session. We’ll find out about nature and winter festivals, collect natural materials from our frosty garden, then craft beautiful natural decorations to take home. We’ll also prepare a yummy winter warmer drink to keep us cosy in the Greenhouse!

This sensory, hands on outdoor education session is aimed at children aged 4 – 9 yrs (KS1 & LKS2), although activities will be inclusive and enjoyable for all the family, and younger siblings are welcome to attend.

Winter warmer drink and healthy snack provided. Please feel free to bring along any of your own natural materials, ribbons or trinkets you would like to use in your decorations. And remember to wrap up warm!

For further information, please email Helen: education@brockwellgreenhouses.org.uk

£5 per child / £2.50 low-income. This workshop must be booked in advance using our online ticketing system (see below). Please note that tickets are not required for adults attending with their children at our family workshops.

Please provide ages of children and details of any allergies, medical conditions or additional needs in the ‘additional notes’ box. Please note, all children must be supervised by an adult.

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Story Stompers Preschool Group: Christmas Special

Stomp along to Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses for our weekly preschool group’s Christmas Special!

Join us at the Greenhouses for an outdoor story, explore the gardens and woodland with Helen, and enjoy story themed craft activities and natural play – whatever the weather. Remember to wrap up warm!

*Please note this is our last session of the term. Story Stompers will be back on the 8th January!*

Term time Tuesdays 9.15am (Story at 9.30am) – 10.30am

Recommended for children aged 2-4 years

Tickets £4 per child / £2.50 low-income

This session can be booked in advance using our online ticketing system (see below).

Please provide ages of children and details of any allergies, medical conditions or additional needs in the ‘additional notes’ box when booking.

Please note, all children must be supervised by an adult.

By registering for this event, you will automatically be added to our family events mailing list. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time using the ‘unsubscribe’ link in emails.

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Story Stompers Preschool Group

Stomp along to Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses for our weekly preschool group!

Welcome Story Stompers! Join us at the Greenhouses for an outdoor story, explore the gardens and woodland with Helen, and enjoy story themed craft activities and natural play – whatever the weather. Remember to wrap up warm!

Tuesdays 9.15am (Story at 9.30am) – 10.30am

Recommended for children aged 2-4 years

Tickets £4 per child / £2.50 low-income

This session can be booked in advance using our online ticketing system (see below).

Please provide ages of children and details of any allergies, medical conditions or additional needs in the ‘additional notes’ box when booking.

Please note, all children must be supervised by an adult.

By registering for this event, you will automatically be added to our family events mailing list. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time using the ‘unsubscribe’ link in emails.

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Christmas Wreath and Table Centre-Piece Making Workshop

SORRY THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT!
Come and try your hand at making Christmas Wreaths and Table-Centre Pieces!

We will collect all sorts of natural materials from our gardens like seed heads, pods and cones and ‘gourdgeous’ decorative gourds. Once you start looking, it’s amazing what you can spot that will look great on a wreath or Christmas table. And it’s great fun trying out different combinations and interweaving them together.

Feel free to bring along any materials with you to mix and match with what we have already got.

Don’t worry if you think you aren’t particularly arty or crafty – it really doesn’t matter! Somehow it always work out fine. Nature’s little Christmas gift to us perhaps! And don’t worry if you can only stay for an hour or two, the window of 11 to 3 is to enable people to drop in for as long or as little as they need to make their wreath(s) or table decoration(s).

Your £6 booking fee (£4 concessions) entitles you to take one wreath or table centre-piece home with you.  If you would like to take more than one home, then please make a further cash donation per piece on the day. Note, if you do not want to take a wreath or table centre-piece home with you, but simply want to make things and leave them at the greenhouses, then  just book a free ticket.

Hope to see you on Saturday any time from 11am to 3pm.

Suitable for adults and children (concessionary prices for under 12s)

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