Activities for All are fun activities for everyone to take part in!
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Flowering when little else will, snowdrops are a welcome sight at the height of winter and are a sign that spring is on its way. Snowdrops are perennial plants (they grow year after year) and they vary in height, flower size and shape and sometimes colours.
In this activity, learn how to make your own snowdrop cupcakes at home.
Carrot cake is a sweet treat best enjoyed with a cup of tea, and baking them is an activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
In this video, Rebecca from Arty Cooks teaches you how to make tasty carrot cupcakes.
Recipe available here.
These butterfly feeder activities are simple and fun to do and they’ll help attract a variety of butterflies to your garden!
Beeswax wraps are a great alternative to single-use, disposable food storage.
You can use them instead of cling-wrap to cover food and keep it fresh, they’re also reusable and can easily be refreshed if the wax starts to wear.
Games are important to children, this set of activities encourages children to learn to recognise plants, know their names and look out for them.
The knowledge that the children have obtained while playing will stay with them into adulthood and continue to be taught to future generations of children.
Transform your daily walk into an exciting Nature Discovery Walk. Become a nature detective spotting, recording and gathering natural treasures. Pack essentials on the walk to become an intrepid explorer. April, May and June are perfect months to watch and discover nature unfold, each day is different.
Did you know that the majority of bees are queen-less, don’t produce honey and don’t live in colonies or hives?
These bees are called solitary bees, and we have over 250 different species in the UK, some of which you may have heard of; leafcutter bees, mining bees and mason bees to name a few. These bees are fantastic pollinators, however they are much less known than honeybees and bumblebees. They are not aggressive at all and so we should be encouraging them in our gardens.
To help support populations of solitary bees in your garden you can create your own bee hotel where you can watch the life cycle of these fascinating creatures. It truly is an amazing thing to see a little bee carrying materials to make a nest all by herself.
The Garden’s Education Officer, Rebecca, has compiled a couple of fun-filled activities to do in the garden.
Autumn and Winter Activities
For decades children have played with conkers.
Nothing compares to the satisfaction of scrunching around in amongst the large lobed leaves under a great arching horse chestnut tree looking for treasured conkers on an autumn day.
In this resource, learn some fun games and activities you can enjoy using conkers.
Recent estimates put the hedgehog population in Wales, Scotland and England at about one million, compared with 30 million in the 1950s. – BBC News
Introducing a hedgehog home to your garden will provide a safe place for hedgehogs to hibernate over the winter months. Learn how to build your own hedgehog home using recycled materials with this fun activity.