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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Events: January to December 2015

JANUARY:

20th January: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Bear-hunt”: 10.15-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH:  For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older sibling are welcome… Act out scenes from Michael Rosen’s “We’re Going on a Bear-Hunt” on our forest wander and create your own bear face.

FEBRUARY:

17th February: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Carnival”: 10.15-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH: For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome. Seek out bright, playful objects on our nature trail and then make animal masks and feather hats to celebrate this time of year.

MARCH:

17th March: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Paper-making”: 10.15-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH: For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome. Look, see, touch and discover just how much there is around us in nature that we can recycle and use. Make paper from some of what you have found

APRIL:

14th April: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Signs of Spring”: 10.15-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH: For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome. Go in search of the signs of spring on our scavenger hunt. Start  planting your own seeds and flowers that you can nurture over the months to come.

MAY:

19th May: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Wild Flowers”: 10.15-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH: For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome. Get to know and recognise the blossoms, flowers and first flush of leaves on the trees around you. Make seasonal cards, collages and decorations from what you have found.

JUNE:

23rd  June: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Summer Solstice”: 10.15-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH: For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome. Celebrate the long days of summer on our mystery trail and  herb bouquets to take home with you.

JULY:

21st July: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Pond-Dipping”: 10.15-1.00pm Suntrap Education Centre, Church Road, High Beech: For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome. Find out the secrets of your local pond and look closely at the creatures thriving there. Make your own dragon-flies and clay mini-beasts to take home with you.

AUGUST:

18th August : QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Light and Shadow”: 10.15-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH: For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome. Follow our butterfly trail while enjoying the play of light and shadow all around you. Make light catchers and your own luminous butterflies to take home with you.

SEPTEMBER:

22nd September : QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Foraging for Colour”: 10.45-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH:: For children up to age 8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome. Discover the natural pigments in nature and then use these to make your own drawings and paintings on paper, card and pebbles.

OCTOBER:

17th October : QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Drawing from Nature”: 10.45-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH. For children up to age 8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome….  Identify and get to know the trees and leaves around you as they approach their full Autumn glow. Make rubbings, prints and collages and start your own nature scrapbook that you can keep returning to over the months to come.

NOVEMBER:

17th November : QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Natural Art”: 10.45-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH: For children up to age 8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome…. See the beautiful shapes and contortions of tree bark and branches, the markings on stone and pebble and patterns of mud and leaf beneath your feet. Create your own rubbings, designs and sculptures from what you have discover.

DECEMBER:

15th December : QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “The Winter Solstice”: 10.45-1.00pm Hornbeam Learning Lodge, Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, Kings Road, E4 7HR: For children up to age 8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome…. Light up the dark days of winter by finding the curious and beautiful in nature all around you. Create your own seasonal decorations for the home

Previous Diary of  Open Events October – December 2014

DECEMBER:

23rd December: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “The Winter Solstice”: 10.00-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH: For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome…. Light up the dark days of winter by finding the curious and beautiful in nature all around you. Create your own seasonal decorations for the home.

NOVEMBER:

18th November: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Natural Art”: 10.00-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH: For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome…. See the beautiful shapes and contortions of tree bark and branches, the markings on stone and pebble and patterns of mud and leaf beneath your feet. Create your own rubbings, designs and sculptures from what you have discovered

21st November: SINGING AND WELL-BEING, “A Fundraising Concert in aid of Walk the Loop”: 7.30 – 9.30pm Hinde Street Methodist Church, 19 Thayer Street, London, W1U 2QJ. Start your weekend on a happy note by joining us for a recital of duets, trios, quartets and solo arias by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and other much loved composers.

29th November: QUARTERLY COMMITTEE MEETING: 2.00-5.00pm 23 Queensbury, Ardmore Lane, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5RY: A review of progress to date at a strategic and operational level.

OCTOBER:

11th October: OPEN DAY, 10.00-4.00pm Suntrap Education Centre, Church Road, High Beach, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AJ.  Find out just how much Suntrap can offer in terms of enriching our understanding and enjoyment of the world around us.

21st October: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Seeds and leaves”: 10.00-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH: For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome….  Identify and get to know the trees and leaves around you as they approach their full Autumn glow. Create your own leaf collages, mobiles and musical instruments from what you find.

30th October: HALLOWEEN PARTY, 5.30 – 11.00: The General, 229 High Road, Ilford, IGI INE. Help us fundraise while having an entertaining time with family and friends.

5.45-7.45pm – “Witches make their own hat”. Some creative family fun for children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome.

7.45-8.45pm – “JJ Memphis Elvis Tribute Show”.

9.00-11.00pm – “DJ Aivan-E and Karaoke”. 

 

Previous Diary of  Open Events: July to September 2014

JULY:

12th July: RESTORATIVE WALK: 10.00-4.00pm West Wickham Common to Hamsey Green:  For adults who are up to a long, calming and invigorating walk. Enjoy wide panoramas, secret woodlands and the gardens at Heathfield House.

22nd July: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Light and Shadow”: 10.00-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH: For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome. Discover the play of light and shadow all around you. Look, seek and be surprised. Then, based on what you have found, create your own keepsakes of the day including a shadow portrait and light catcher.

AUGUST:

9th August: RESTORATIVE WALK: 10.00-4.00pm Hamsey Green to Banstead Downs: For adults who are up to a long, calming and invigorating walk. Enjoy varied and picturesque landscapes including chalk downs and a visit to Oak Place.

19th August: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Grasslands”: 10.00-1.00pm The View, Rangers Road, Chingford, E4 7QH: For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome. With nets, magnifying glasses, bug pots and a treasure box on hand, explore what secrets the grasslands around you hold and then craft what you have found into intriguing shapes, patterns and collages

24th August: QUARTERLY COMMITTEE MEETING: 2.00-5.00pm 23 Queensbury, Ardmore Lane, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5RY: A review of progress to date at a strategic and operational level.

SEPTEMBER:                      

13th September: SPONSORED WALK: 10.00-5.00pm Enfield Lock to The View, Chingford: Join us as we step out to raise funds for our services. A highlight will be visiting Suntrap Education Centre where we can pause awhile and enjoy a celebratory picnic.

16th September: QUALITY TIME TOGETHER, “Harvest”: 10.00-1.00pm Suntrap Education Centre, Church Road, High Beach, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AJ: For children aged 0-8 and their parent-carers. Older siblings are welcome. Discover the bounties of harvest-time all around you in an environment that invites discovery and a joy in learning wherever you turn.  

 

 

 

 

Previous Diary of  Open Events: April to June 2014

 

 APRIL:

12th April: RESTORATIVE WALK, Erith to Bexley: 10.00-4.00pm
Walk along the Thames Estuary with its wide horizons, then turn inland along deep river-ways, finally reaching the ornamental gardens of Hall Place.

29th April: DEVELOPMENT DAY, The View, Chingford: 10.00-1.00pm
A morning devoted to planning and partnership-building for Walk the Loop and other individuals / organisations: together we can explore how to provide an excellent quality of service that provides holistic support for children and their families

 

MAY:

17th May: RESTORATIVE WALK, Red House to Petts Wood: 10.00-4.00pm
Discover the home of William Morris, a haven to the arts and crafts movement. Then enjoy a delightfully picturesque walk taking you from Foots Cray to Petts Wood.

20th May: PLANNING MEETING,The View, Chingford: 10.00-1.oopm: coming together to plan our next steps for our  parent/carer support Programme: “Quality Time Together”

24th May: QUARTERLY COMMITTEE MEETING 23 Queensbury, Ardmore Lane, Buckhurst Hill, IG9 5RY:  2.00-5.00pm
A review of progress to date at a strategic and operational level.

 

JUNE:    

7th June: CAR BOOT SALE: Raynes Park: 7.00-2.00pmA cheerful but early morning start to help raise funds for our services.Nature's Secrets

14th June: RESTORATIVE WALK, Epping Forest: 1.00-5.00pm
A pleasant walk through ancient forest and open meadows with a visit to Suntrap Educaiton Centre.

  

 
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