Weekly Sessions For Under 5s
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday clubs have closed for the summer. FRIDAY morning clubs will remain open in Frendsbury Gardens during the summer holiday, except for the weeks 11th and 18th August.
In our toddler and pre-school adventures, we use our imagination to explore and play outdoors.
A fun a way to introduce children to the joys of playing and exploring in nature, our sessions take place in various locations across South East London, including a little nature reserve and a secret wildlife garden.
Each week we explore a different topic and link these in with our activities. Every session starts with a little arts and crafts or growing activity, followed by a fun exploratory walk of the site, which could be bug hunting, looking for colours in nature or listening for sounds outdoors, etc, then a story and finish off with a light fruit snack. We’re always looking for wildlife and love spotting bugs, foxes, birds and frogs. When the weather’s nice, we pond dip to see what lives under the surface of the water.
Parents and children should be prepared for outdoor play and wellies are always a good idea if you think it’s going to be muddy. We have spare waterproofs for the kids if you forget or don’t have any.
This is where we are during the week:
Mondays, 10.00am – 11.30am @ Frendsbury Gardens, SE4
Tuesdays 10.15am-11.45am @ Dacres Wood
NEW CLUB! Wednesdays 10.30-12noon @ Beckenham Place Park (BR3) Staring 14th June 2017
Fridays, 10.00am – 11.30am @ Frendsbury Gardens (SE4)
1.00pm – 2.30 pm @ Frendsbury Gardens, SE4
There’s no need to book for any of our weekly clubs, you can just turn up and join in.
Frendsbury Gardens (SE4) Mondays and Fridays, 10am-11.30am £6 per child, sibling discounts available
NEW! Fridays 1.00pm-2.30pm
Once an overgrown wasteland, Frendsbury Gardens was turned into a beautiful community Garden nearly 10 years ago. It’s a wonderful little space which the children enjoy gardening, exploring and running around together. Here we grow things to eat, help to look after the wormery, spot insects in our bug hotel, cook in our mud kitchen and pond dip.
Squirrel Lawn (near the tennis courts) Beckenham Place Park (BR3) Wednesdays 10.30-12noon £6 per child, sibling discounts available
One of our favourite parks in London, Beckenham Place Park is a really special green space, with lots of magical spots to enjoy. A major redevelopment of the park is due to start next Spring, with a fantastic new lake planned, along with replanting parts of the woods.
Our Little Explorers will be based in the Sensory Garden area of the park, not far from the Mansion, with the opportunity to explore further a field when the mood takes us. Click here for directions of how to find us
Dacres Wood Nature Reserve, (SE23) Tuesdays 10.15-1145 £6 per child, sibling discounts available
Dacres Wood is a magnificent little nature reserve in Forest Hill. It has a small woodland area, with a wonderful variety of trees and flowers, a small open meadow and a huge pond teaming with wildlife. It’s a great space to spot different birds, amphibians, bugs and, if you’re lucky, a family of foxes.
Here we can pond dip, hide in the huge holes in the trees, spot different birds, roll around in the meadow and run around enjoying being outdoors.
How to Pay:
There’s no need to prebook or prepay for our session, you can just turn up, pay as you go and join in the fun. Our regulars like to prepay for 6 session, which gives them 1 FREE session. This is a convenient way of paying as you don’t have to worry about bringing cash with you every time you come. It’s flexibility means you’re not tied in to attending every week as it’s valid for 3 months. We’ve recently introduced a termly option for those who like to attend every week. They can pay for the whole term in advance and receive 2 FREE session. It also means that they’re guaranteed a space regardless of how full the session gets (sometime we may have to limit numbers to ensure safety of the children).
|Pay as You Go||Pay per visit||£6 per child (£4 for siblings or multiples for childminders)|
|Prepay 6||6 sessions for the price of 5. These don’t have to be used consecutively. These can be used at any of our sites, so that you can swap and change when and where you join us.||£30 for 6 sessions (gives you one FREE session)|
|Prepay Term||Our regular club goers can pay for a whole term and get a great saving. They will also be pre-booked a space for their preferred club so that they won’t be turned away on days when we fill up.||£60 for 12 weeks, that 2 FREE sessions per term|
|Terms and Conditions|
|Prepay 6||Must be used within 3 months from date of purchase|
|Prepay Term||You must pre-book by specifying a preferred club and a space will be guaranteed at that club for the duration of the term. In addition, you may also visit any of the other clubs on any day, giving you access to great outdoor play spaces for up to 5 days a week. This is not valid for our special events|