Get creative at home this springtime

With school closures, social restrictions and home learning being the new reality for most families, keeping children relaxed and engaged can present a challenge. At Stourhead, we see that the power of natural play and getting creative outdoors can work wonders for body and soul and supports a joyful learning experience. Here are just a few ideas you can try in your garden at home.

A child holding a painted stone

Stone painting

A mindful activity for young and old and a beautiful keepsake to make for loved ones. Our Mother’s Day stone painting activity at Stourhead didn't take place this year, but it's the perfect thing to do at home.

A bird made out of natural materials

Make a natural masterpiece

Hunt for natural objects and materials and use them to assemble shapes and effects to make up a picture on the ground.

Clouds in the sky

Cloud gazing story challenge

Blue skies mean spring is here at Stourhead, and as the garden comes into bloom it’s the perfect time to lie back and enjoy some cloud gazing.

A landscape garden created in a tray

Miniature landscape garden in a tray

Design your own picturesque garden, just like Henry the Magnificent did at Stourhead centuries ago, but in miniature.

A mother and child making a daisy chain

Make a daisy chain Floralia crown

Help to honour the Goddess Florafor her part in the rebirth of spring and fertility in the natural world.

Children making bird feeders with pine cones and peanut butter

Bird feeder crafts and counting challenge

Children love to watch signs of nature and seasonal change around them and there’s plenty to learn from simply watching patterns of activity in birds that visit the garden.