Half-term exploring

Musical notes made of twigs and wood

The garden and woods at Nymans are perfect for some nature and winter inspired exploring. With winter plants and birds to spot, a music themed trail and crafts there is something to keep everyone entertained this half-term.

Exploring nature and sounds

Have you ever stopped and really taken notice of the sounds and rhythms that are all around us in the natural world? This half term, we’re celebrating the sounds of nature with activities to awaken your musical senses.

Whether on a long ramble through the woods or a stroll through the garden, take time to listen to birdsong, the breeze against leaves, the splash of puddles beneath your feet.

In the den building area, create your own nature sounds with instruments made from natural materials.

Visit the welcome hub when you arrive to find out about all there is to see and do.

What will you discover?
A family looking closely at piece of bark in the woods
What will you discover?

Family trail

Join us this half-term and discover some of nature's own music and sounds.

Can you sing like a yellowhammer or blast out some beats on the log drums. See how many musical notes you can find and don't forget to claim your prize at the end!

Sat 15 to Sun 23 Feb 10am - 3pm. £2.50 per trail, normal admission applies

What will you spot on a winter walk?
Family on a winter trail in the garden
What will you spot on a winter walk?

Musical Instruments

Take inspiration from nature and make your own simple musical instrument to take home.

Come along to the Potting Shed where you can make your own simple musical instrument to take home, using natural and recycled materials. Taking you inspiration from the sights and sounds of nature, gather fallen sticks and twigs as you explore the garden to add to your creation.

Sat 15 to Sun 23 Feb, 11am - 3pm. £2, normal admission applies.

Make your own nature sounds
Musical chimes made from sticks and twigs hanging in a bush
Make your own nature sounds

50 Things

Our muscial themed activities could count towards some of your 50 Things as you may have tried number 12. Have fun with sticks and number 25. Join natures band.

Even in the winter you can have a go at some of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

4. Build a den - The little wooded area behind our second hand bookshop is a great place to build your den.

6. Go welly wandering - We have plenty of puddles to splash in or venture to the woods on a muddy path.

34. Discover wild animal clues -  The muddy paths in the woods are a great place to spot animal footprints.

44. Watch a bird - Come and see what birds are sheltering in the garden.

For more ideas pick up your own wall chart from our welcome hub and collect some stickers.

Free, normal admission applies.

Enjoy a welly wander this winter
Families walking through mud in the woods at Nymans
Enjoy a welly wander this winter