20th March 2020

In an attempt to reduce the spread of coronavirus the Government guidelines have requested us to stay at home. We may not be allowed to do too much socialising at the moment… but if you need a bit of fresh air you might want to try some of our free activity in your own garden.

If you have a garden, balcony or window have a go at this FREE downloadable activity sheet below.

Have a look at our activities to help engage your children and encourage wildlife observation.

Please note it is VERY IMPORTANT when visiting anywhere outside that you adhere strictly to the Government guidelines of SOCIAL DISTANCING at ALL TIMES.

If you have any binoculars then great, but not essential and why not take along a pad for writing down any notes or making any drawings. If you have a garden, balcony or window have a go at this FREE downloadable activity sheet Bird Watching.  Keep an eye out throughout the day and hopefully you will spot the birds on the activity sheet and possibly even ones that are not. If you are not able to leave the house, why not leave out some bird food and see what you can observe in your own garden?

This activity allows you children to go on a nature scavenge, collecting nature’s gifts, whilst learning about the trees they come from and the fruits they produce. If you have a garden or even if you don’t have a go at this FREE downloadable activity sheet Leafing About.  You may not have all these trees but you might have some or maybe you have some different trees not on the sheet.  See what you can find? If you don’t have a garden, why don’t you print of the activity sheet and try tracing and colouring the leaves on the activity sheet creating a picture.

Join our Art competition

Below you can find few of the entries we have had in so far for our Spring art competition to give you some ideas.  If you  want to enter the art competition to win a prize, then email us in your entry or post on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram using the #visitcolnevalley or #explorecolnevalley by the end of April.