Helping children to learn and be curious about trees or plants, birds & insects in the garden – connecting with nature at home, at school or while out and about.

Garden Explorers Club

We are holding fun & learning sessions for 4-10 year olds at Perrywood Tiptree during the school summer holidays.

Sessions are an hour and half long on a Wednesday and Thursday at 9:15am or 11:15am. Each week has a different theme:

Growing Gurus! - Weds 31 July or Thurs 1 August
Plant your own personalised grass head to take home and grow, create a seed mosaic and learn all about how plants grow along the way.

Pond Dipping! - Weds 7 or Thurs 8 August
Pond Dipping and lots of fun activities discovering nature with the Essex Wildlife Trust

Awesome Up-cycling - Weds 14 or Thurs 15 August
Create amazing up-cycled containers using anything from a handbag to a shoe! Design your own bag for life using vegetable prints and fabric pens.

Incredible Creatures - Weds 21 or Thurs 22 August
Paint your own mini beast design pot and fill it with a bee and butterfly loving plant to take home. Learn about all the incredible bugs and the jobs they are busy doing in our gardens.
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All project ideas are tested by the Garden Explorers team, or their friends and family, ensuring each project really works! Look out for our top tips.
  • Make a birds nest whisk

    Age Range: 2+
    Activity Time: 20 mins
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  • Grow pea shoots

    Age Range: 3+
    Activity Time: 1 hour
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  • Make a Bird Feeder

    Age Range: 2+
    Activity Time: 1 hour
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