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Play in the Park activities include a series of free exciting sessions aimed at local children and their families:

Play in the Park sessions 2019

DATEACTIVITIESTIME
Friday 11 October Navigator's Club
Learn about maps and finding direction to all the fun things in Greenwich Park by making your own personal compass. 
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday 18 October Missing Treasures of Greenwich Park
Can you help the pirates find all their precious jewels and fill up the treasure chest in time? You'll be well rewarded when you create your own custom gold coin designs! 
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday 23 October * Sensory Session 1: Touch
Explore the Orchard focusing on textures we find and what properties those materials have. Make a newspaper pot plant.
11:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday 23 October Crack the Code
Your undercover mission (should you choose to accept it) is to make a 'mystery' letter and leave it in a secure and visible location in the playground. You must then find all the remaining letters that other secret agents have left to crack the code and solve the mission. Team up with other agents that can help you! 
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday 24 October * Sensory Session 2: Smell
What smells are in the Orchard? Why are smells important? Go on a 'smell hunt' and make a rainbow sugar scrub with essential oils to take home.
11:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday 24 October The Great Pirate Hopper Race
Create your own Pirate Hopper character and race each other to all the deserted islands to claim your treasure. 
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday 25 October * Sensory Session 3: Taste
Explore the Orchard and the tastes you might find here. Find out about your tongue and how it works! Look at different foods and how we might sort them according to colour, taste and texture.
11:00am - 1:00pm
Friday 25 October Junk Modelling / Making Musical Instruments
Details to follow soon... 
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday 31 October Calling all Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins
Join us this All Hallows' Eve for all things spooky. There will be mask making and face painting, spells and potions, candy basket weaving and time to master your Zombie Walk with some races. 
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Friday 1 November Nuts About Nuts
Let's take care of Greenwich Park's animal residents for winter. We will be making nut and seed feeders for squirrels and birds, and making hedgehog homes for them to snuggle down into. 
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday 6 November ** Pirate Session 1: Flag Making and Navigation
Come aboard the pirate ship! Make your own personalised pirate flag and learn to navigate the high seas, play Captain's table and learn how to use a compass.
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday 8 November Changing of the Seasons
Explore the changing of the season's mythologies from around the world with mask making and symbols to hang up around the playground. 
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday 13 November ** Pirate Session 2: Make a Galleon
Make a galleon from recycled materials and test your ship on the high seas, discover map reading and make your own map.
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday 20 November ** Pirate Session 3: Pirate Walk
Using our map skills our motley crew will take a pirate walk through Greenwich Park finding 'treasure' along the way! 
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday 27 November ** Pirate Session 4: Pirate Hat and Treasure Chest
Our voyage is complete and we will make a personalised pirate hat and a treasure chest from recycled materials.
1:00pm - 3:00pm

* All sensory sessions must be booked in advance. The maximum number for each session is 15 children and young people who must be accompanied by an adult. These sessions are for young people with additional needs. Please wear weather-appropriate footwear and clothes and bring a packed lunch. Meet at The Queen's Orchard.

** All 4 'Pirate' sessions must be booked as a set, as they are not run on the usual 'drop-in' basis typical of our single sessions.


To book a place on any of the sessions above, or to make a general enquiry about the Play in the Park programme, please use our online form.

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