We were delighted to welcome families to Chatham Green Project for our Discover Spring day of family farm and nature activities. We explored the site, playing spring-bingo to spot the signs of early spring and to find fascinating natural objects. We visited our fields to learn about the peas we are growing on the farm this year and encouraged the families to return for more family fun in the May half term and to see the changes that have occurred.
We received the following feedback from a parent:
“We had such a great time at the Chatham Green Discover Spring Family Day. Amy and her team made us very welcome and explained things brilliantly to all of us. We will definitely be visiting again!”
Our other activities included making the most of the windy weather by creating bird kites to fly out on our meadows. Following this theme we discussed that our farmland and garden birds are nesting at this time of year and that we are able to help gather material for nests and create bundles to hang in gardens or at school. We explored the site gathering material to make bundles for here and to take home. We looked for signs of other wildlife including our badger sett and trail.
Other comments from parents included:
“A big thank you from us; kids had an amazing adventure and I learnt a few things too!”
“Thank you for organising such a brilliant day; we all enjoyed it so much and can’t wait for next time.”
We are now busy preparing for our Nature Club running next week for 7-11 year olds. The club will be fantastic fun, discovering, exploring, conserving and sharing to achieve their John Muir Award and learning the seven principles of Leave No Trace to receive a unique LNT awareness certificate.
Our next Family Day date will be Wednesday 27th May, look out on our website and Wilderness Foundation Facebook page over the coming weeks for more details.