Category Archives: Children & nature

Fun things for children to do to encourage Outdoor play. Get outside and enjoy the green open spaces and learn to appreciate nature and wildlife.

Earthworm Watch needs you!

Earthworm Watch is a great opportunity to get actively involved in a UK wide science project. You will learn more about nature on your doorstep, and enjoy doing something different outdoors. The humble earthworm may lack the beauty of other … Continue reading

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Climate change and its effect on the poor

Some say “think global but act local” because the idea of acting local is much easier for people to embrace. But something recently happened in my life which made me question these words. Following a recent visit to Manila, Philippines, … Continue reading

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Summer half term green play

Horsham Circle of Life Festival 2016    In and around Horsham: Saturday May 28 – Saturday June 4 Half term entertainment for teenagers and children Wednesday June 1st starts 2 pm until 4 pm Teenage Textile Creations - Upcycling Workshop This workshop is … Continue reading

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3 March – Happy World Wildlife Day!

On 20 December 2013, the UN General Assembly declared 3 March as World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. This year the main focus will be the plight of elephants under the title “The … Continue reading

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Horsham Circle of Life Festival

Programme of events SATURDAY MAY 28th to SATURDAY JUNE 4th 2016 The aim of the Horsham Circle of Life Festival is to enrich the heart of our community and bring people together to celebrate life. There is a strong focus … Continue reading

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Horsham Circle of Life Festival

Saturday May 28 to Saturday June 4, 2016 The aim of the Horsham Circle of Life Festival, is to enrich the heart of our community and bring people together to celebrate life. There is a strong focus on honouring and … Continue reading

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Green Days for Schools 2016

Working towards an Eco School Award and need some help? No time to plan green activities for your school or group? Want to get involved in environmental awareness campaigns? Would like more curriculum enrichment activities? We can help! Carrie who … Continue reading

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Recycling games for kids

Recycling is one of the most important actions you can take to help the environment and to preserve it, so that we can continue to live on a green and healthy planet instead of breathing in pollution and damaging the … Continue reading

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Into the Trees family event, 05 & 06/09/15

Into the Trees is a new family event which will take you into the amazing world of trees, woods and forests and will open your eyes to the ways in which we can play, work, learn and explore amongst their … Continue reading

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Green play at the Sun and Moon!

We are really excited to be going on the 16th – 23rd August to the Sun and Moon festival at Plumpton Agricultural College in East Sussex for a week of family fun. Sussex Green Living have been invited to run … Continue reading

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Elderflower Fields Family Festival 22-25 May

Elderflower Fields Festival is a magical weekend of adventure, discovery and inspiration. Set in the heart of the beautiful Sussex countryside, Pippingford Park in Ashdown Forest its the perfect location to escape for the May Bank Holiday.  As well as a … Continue reading

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Sun and Moon Family festival

Sun and Moon – The family wellbeing Festival So festival time is coming up and the hard core festival goers will be digging out their tents and wellies, but this year there’s a new festival, and they’re promising no wellies … Continue reading

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Go Wildlife Spotting With The ARC Explorer App!

Looking for something to do over Easter? Why not try going on a wildlife walk around Arun and Rother with the ARC Explorer app! The ARC Explorer app (and website) is a fun and engaging way for people of all … Continue reading

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Worthing Coastal Fair & BIG Beach Clean

Saturday 20th September 2014: 10.30 am – 4.00 pm Beach Parade Prom and Adjacent Beach House Gardens in Worthing Come and sample Wildlife, Heritage and Sustainability projects.  Join in with an annual Great British Beach Clean and Litter Survey. • … Continue reading

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Walk with nature

  Looking for some outdoor play for the children to make them run off all that energy?  And are you in need of a little breathing space this summer holiday?  How about joining us on a Sussex Green Living walk, … Continue reading

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Explore the South Downs by bus

A new way to explore the South East, the Discovery ticket, has officially just been launched in the South Downs for the summer 2014, giving families the freedom and flexibility to hop on and off all buses in the National … Continue reading

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Wild Green Play sessions

Getting 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 … Continue reading

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Easter Wild Green Play Session

Date: Friday 11th April 1.30pm until about 4pm Venue: Pear Tree Farm, West Chiltington Lane, Coneyhurst, Near Billingshurst, RH14 9DP – home of Natural Nurture Children’s nursery. Sussex Green Living are running an Easter Wild Green Play session thanks to … Continue reading

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Eco children’s nursery Open Day and Holiday Clubs

Interested in a natural way of learning in an outdoor environment?  Looking for a unique location for your child? Want to see what Natural Nurture can offer? Come to our Open Day on Saturday 22nd March 2014! Natural Nurture is … Continue reading

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Bottle Top Madness Event

On Saturday 5th April 9.30am – 12 noon there are certainly going to be thousands of plastic bottle tops at the Quaker Meeting House in Horsham, as volunteers gather to do their bit for the environment.  As part of the West … Continue reading

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The Family Festival for 2014!

Elderflower Fields Festival 23rd – 26th May 2014 With a wet winter behind us and the arrival of the spring, now is the time to get this great event in your diary. Elderflower Fields Festival is an idyllic way to spend … Continue reading

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Importance of play

I have just read a really interesting article stressing the importance of play for children, where the author Dr Peter Gray compares human children to Carnivores and herbivores!  He says “There is a desperate need to give childhood back to children if we … Continue reading

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Film – Project Wild Thing coming to Worthing

Worthing is on the map!  The Project Wild Thing film is coming to Sussex on 6th March! Project Wild Thing is a movement to get more kids (and their folks!) outside and reconnecting with nature.  

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Junior Navigation Course

A great opportunity this half term to get the children outside, exploring and learning essential navigation skills. Pied A Terre Adventures are running one of their popular Junior Navigation Course for 8 to 12 year olds on Monday 28th October … Continue reading

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William Penn School 13th in National biscuit wrapper recycling competition

Hot news…. William Penn Primary School comes 13th in a UK wide biscuit wrapper recycling competition! Sussex Green Living have been working with the William Penn Primary School in Coolham to launch and establish their TerraCycle recycling schemes, more information … Continue reading

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