Little Pips is our fortnightly gardening club for pre-schoolers. It takes place on Mondays from 10.30am to 11.45am on the following dates:
- 19 June
- 3 July
- 17 July
- 4 September
- 18 September
- 2 October
- 16 October
£6.50 per child | £2.50 per adult
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Max 1 adult per child.
From sunflowers to strawberries and potatoes to pumpkins, your little ones will enjoy learning how to sow and grow a range of plants at our fortnightly gardening club. We'll also be discovering more about wildlife and helping insects thrive by making butterfly feeding stations and a wormery, all while making friends and having fun. At each session children will also be able to have a go at watering, weeding and making sure all the plants are happy.
These sessions are suitable for pre-school aged children.
The event will take place at the Chatsworth Stickyard, which is located in Stand Wood near the farmyard. There is a fairly steep incline to reach the venue – please contact email@example.com if you have any access requirements.
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