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Summer of Play: Young Gardeners

Get back to nature every Friday as part of Summer of Play with Young Gardeners, packed full of gardening, crafting and relaxing activities as well as plenty of nature-based stories for all the family to enjoy.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank and supported by Sport England.

There’s no need to book in advance and no admission to the hall necessary. Just turn up to enjoy our free weekly drop-in gardening session in the Community Kitchen Garden.

Everything happens outside in the Community Kitchen Garden, so dress appropriately for the weather and be ready to get very muddy!

Craft activities and stories:

Friday 26 July: nature fingerprinting, story time ‘Anywhere Farm’ by Phyllis Root

Friday 2 August: egg carton ladybirds, ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird’ by Eric Carle

Friday 9 August: tissue paper trees, ‘The Tell Me Tree’ by Karen Inglis

Friday 16 August: Bunting making, ‘The Great Jam Sandwich’ by John Vernon Lorde

Friday 23 August: potato printing, ‘The Enormous Potato’ by Audrey Davis

Friday 30 August: minibeast masks, ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson

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This event is free. Admission to the hall is not essential and not included.

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10:00 to 17:00
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22 Jul to 3 Nov 2024
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12:30 to 13:00
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Summer of Play: Circus Skills 

Join Let’s Circus every Wednesday of the holidays for have a go, drop-in circus skills workshop, or sit back and enjoy a mini circus show from the team of artists. Summer of Play is sponsored by Starling Bank and supported by Sport England.

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24 Jul to 28 Aug 2024
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12:00 to 16:00
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Delaval Discoveries: Garden Tour 

Join us to discover how we care for this historic landscape. Explore the history of architect Sir John Vanbrugh's pleasure grounds and find out what's new and in bloom this month.

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26 Jul to 26 Oct 2024
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14:00 to 15:00
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