February half term for all the family
While we’re in lockdown for the start of 2021 and no events are planned at places in our care, there’s still lots to keep little ones busy at home or in your local area. This February half term, you could find a new hobby, be inspired by '50 things to do before you're 11¾' or discover their next favourite book to get stuck into. We've got plenty of ideas for things to do outdoors and indoors if the weather turns.
Create a secret garden
Top tips for growing a secret garden
Spring is a great time for the whole family to get gardening. We've pulled together some top tips for how you can grow your very own secret garden.
Choose your space
Choose a small part of your garden, a pot or window box to grow your favourite flowers from seed. Create a wild walkway with your flowers.
Design a nature reserve
Make a mini-nature reserve, where toads and newts can hide during the colder days. You can do this by putting a pile of bricks or logs in a sheltered spot that is cool and damp.
Let your lawn go wild
You might be surprised at how many flowers you can spot if you the let the grass grow in spring. Little clusters of daisies and maybe even some bright daffodils might pop up in your secret garden.
Make a bee hotel with some bits of wood or and some short bamboo canes. Put it in a dry and sheltered place and wait for the visitors to arrive.