Children’s Open Events: January to March 2018

For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome.

The Hornbeam Learning Lodge, Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR

 

Winter’s Charms

Winter can seem a dark, depressing time but look closer and you realise it is full of interest and appeal. The distraction of leaves and flowers is partly gone so that you can discover the pure bones of nature – the stones, the pebbles, the contour of twigs and branches, the striations of bark and so much more. You can also enjoy the raw sensations of wind and rain so long as you are wrapped up warm and take appropriate precautions if there is treacherous weather.

Over the February half-term, we are going to celebrate this through three sessions:

12 Feb:     10-12pm  The beauty of pebbles

14 Feb:     2-4pm       The beauty of bark

16 Feb:     2-4pm       The beauty of wind

During the sessions, you will go on scavenger hunts, observing and exploring. You can then join us indoors to capture the beauty of what you have found through rubbings, painting and printing. For our Friday session, you will have the chance to make mobiles and wind chimes and your own weather vane.

Sessions cost £2.00 per child aged 2 and above. There is no charge for younger children. We also welcome donations.

 

 

 

Children’s Open Events: October to December 2017

  For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome.

  Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR   

 

Sunday Family Club

1st October:          2-4pm  We are joining up with Seneke for an African drumming session to mark Black History Month.

15th October:       2-4pm  We are celebrating Apple Day with foraging and cooking.

5th November:    2-4pm We are finding out what bursts with colour or noise in nature without lighting a single firework.  

19th November:  2-4pm We are making bath salts for a hot winter soak.

3rd December:     2-4pm We are making winter decorations for the home, using nature’s gifts.

17th December:   11-4pm We are celebrating the Winter Solstice.

                                                                             

The Big Draw – Living Lines

23rd October:     10-12  Webs and spirals in nature 

25th  October:     1.30-3.30pm  Maps, trails, tracks and prints  

27th October:      1.30-3.30pm   Nature’s lines and contours  

 

 

 

Children’s Open Events: January to June 2017

JANUARY:

Wednesday 11th January: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, 1.00-3.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR: For children aged 0-5 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… Our themes of the month will be the patterns of bark, stone and shell and looking out for birds. 

15th January: SUNDAY FAMILY CLUB,  2.00-4.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We will be offering a mix of outdoor exploration and arts and crafts, creating decorative designs inspired by bark, stone and shells.

 

 

FEBRUARY:

Wednesday 8th February: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, 1.00-3.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR: For children aged 0-5 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… Our themes of the month will be animal tracks and dens, making animal masks and CARNIVAL

5th February: SUNDAY FAMILY CLUB,  2.00-4.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We are joining up with Kids Kitchen to offer a mix of cooking savoury and sweet pancakes and enjoying the outdoors.

19th February: SUNDAY FAMILY CLUB,  2.00-4.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We will be celebrating CARNIVAL with a mix of outdoor and indoor activities including a gaudy nature trail and mask-making.

13th and 15th February (two sessions): HEDGEHOG BOOK-CLUB, 1.30-3.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR: For children aged 3-7 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We will be reading One Winter’s Tale by Christina Butler, meeting the warm-hearted Little Hedgehog, finding out more about how hedgehogs live, feed and sleep through the coldest months and crafting our own hedgehogs from a range of natural materials

 

MARCH:

Wednesday 8th March: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, 1.00-3.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR: For children aged 0-5 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… Our themes of the month will be bird-song, the sounds of nature and land art. 

5th March: SUNDAY FAMILY CLUB,  2.00-4.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We are joining up with Kids Kitchen to offer a mix of cooking, arts and crafts and enjoying the outdoors.

19th March: SUNDAY FAMILY CLUB,  2.00-4.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We will be listening out for the sounds of nature and making our own musical instruments.

 

APRIL:

Wednesday 5th April: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, 1.00-3.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR: For children aged 0-5 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… Our themes of the month will be the first signs of spring, rebirth and making our own Easter decorations.

2nd April: SUNDAY FAMILY CLUB,  2.00-4.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We are joining up with Kids Kitchen to prepare Easter treats while celebrating the first signs of spring and rebirth.

23rd April: SUNDAY FAMILY CLUB,  2.00-4.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We will be looking out for new shoots and blossoms and marking the arrival of spring with paint and collage.

 

MAY:

Wednesday 10th May: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, 1.00-3.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR: For children aged 0-5 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… Our themes of the month will be nesting birds and bird-song, blossoming plants and new leaves. We will make our own fantastic bird decorations

7th May: SUNDAY FAMILY CLUB,  2.00-4.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We will celebrate the full flush of spring and decorate our own maypole tree. 

21st May: SUNDAY FAMILY CLUB,  2.00-4.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We are joining up with the herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad and will be getting to know how precious common plants and herbs can be to our lives. 

 

JUNE:

Wednesday 14th June: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, 1.00-3.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR: For children aged 0-5 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… Our themes of the month will be wild flowers and herbs, butterflies and water play. 

4th June: SUNDAY FAMILY CLUB,  2.00-4.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We will  join up with Kids’ Kitchen to make fresh pesto and flat breads and enjoy the freedom of outdoor play. 

18th June: SUNDAY FAMILY CLUB,  2.00-4.00pm Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, Chingford, E4 7HR For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome… We are joining up with the print-maker Chloe Liu, celebrating the vivid colour of wild flowers and making pictures with natural dyes such as indigo. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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