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Calling all cooped-up kids (and adults!)

We’re back with another FREE Virtual Discovery Week: Emerging from Winter.

As we say hello to another lockdown, we realise how we need our daily dose of outdoor time, nature, and fresh air more than ever.

Although the chill in the air can make spring still feel far away, if you look closely you will see it is right around the corner.

We’ve pulled together a week filled with spring-inspired activities to help you and your little ones stay busy and discover the nature at your doorstep during the half term.

For a full list of our half term activities, visit https://www.royalparks.org.uk/whats-on/virtual-discovery-week-emerging-from-winter


1. Brilliant Bird Feeder Craft-Along

As the days get longer the birdsong increases and preparation for the nesting season begins.

Join us as we help out our feathered friends by creating a beautiful homemade birdfeeder in our free live craft-along session. We will provide a step-by-step guide on what you will need and how your feeder will be built whilst taking a closer look at some intricate bird nests found in the Royal Parks.

Not only is this a great way to get to know which birds are native to your area but it will give your garden or balcony a pop of colour.

When: 15th February

Free to sign up.


2. Prepare your spring’tastic’ garden or balcony

Spring into the season by taking part in our live ‘plant-along’, a great activity for all the family.

We will explore seed sowing, growing, and nurturing your garden as it comes back to life.

Join us as we show you how to make eco-friendly plant pots, sow seeds that are in season and best of all learn about seeds that you can grow at home without needing a garden.

When: 16th February

Free to sign up.


3. Life cycle tai chi

Clear a space for the little ones as we learn through movement by acting out the life cycle of a snowdrop in this fun and interactive live dance-along.

Snowdrops are one of the first flowers to bloom in the park. Together, we’ll ‘bloom’ and ‘grow,’ as we incorporate some much needed movement into the day.

When: 17th February

Free to sign up.


4. Tiny Animals, Big Adventures

Feed the little one’s creativity and curiosity with our free interactive play session.

Join us for an epic adventure in the undergrowth from the comfort of your own homes. We will be wriggling, hopping and flying as well as puppeteering, imagining and making noise as we explore the trials and tribulations of being a tiny bug in a huge park.

When: 18th February

Free to sign up.


5. Mission Invertebrate Storytelling

We're excited to welcome back storyteller extrordinaire Olivia Armstrong to our half term programme of live storytelling events.

Buzz into Spring with folktales of the flies, flowers and bugs emerging into life in The Royal Parks.

When: 18th February

Free to sign up.



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