Wild Green Play sessions

Children outsideGetting children outside and away from gadgets and gizmos can be a challenging. Yet physical activities, engaging with nature and play have been proven to be essential for positively influencing our health and well-being.

During the school holidays Sussex Green Living run wild green play sessions or wild green walk and talks for families.

 

This Easter we ran a session at a new children’s nursery Natural Nurture based at Pear Tree Farm near Billingshurst.  They kindly allowed us to run wild on their beautiful 33 acre farm which has both arable produce, livestock and is managed using Biodynamic principles.  Here are a few photos from the session we ran at Pear Tree Farm during Easter 2014.

   Outdoor play

   Outdoor childrens play

This was a wonderful  chance for 38 children aged two to twelve and their parents to let their hair down, play in the mud (children only) and meet the residents – pigs, donkeys, chickens, ducks, guinea fowl, geese, dogs and lots of wildlife! The afternoon

campfire cookingincluded a green Easter egg trail where the children learnt about recycling and had to search for hidden waste resources, secure the letters and spell the word, in exchange for their egg.  Play football and cricket, have a welly boot throwing competition, play hide and seek with the wooden farm gnomes, make flowers out of recycled colourful bottle tops and explore the farm.  The children found and made their own cooking sticks made of willow, then helped cook sausages and marshmellows on a camp fire.

If you are interested in attending our next Wild Green Play Session contact us.  Or read more information about outdoor play:

Importance of green exercise.

Importance of play.

Project Wild Thing and local film screening.

Idea for getting children outside and Geocaching the modern day treasure hunt.

More information about Easter wild green play session and Natural Nurture at Pear Tree Farm.

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About Carrie Cort

My name is Carrie Cort, I set up Sussex Green Living out of concern for the way we humans are treating the planet which sustains us. With motherhood in 2008 came concern about environmental sustainability and a burning desire to learn how we can live more environmentally friendly lifestyles, in harmony with nature. I have always had a passion for the countryside, animals and the natural environment. Most of my career has been spent in marketing and communications, mainly within education and the landbased industries, latterly using the power of video communications. In an effort to help create a climate for change I decided to use my knowledge and digital skills to share ideas which anyone can adopt, saving money and the planet. I’m not an expert, just an ordinary person who is on a greening journey and wanting to pass on what I’ve learnt to others. Let’s all make some simple changes, become more resilient and try to lead simpler, less materialistic and consumerist way of life.
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