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.

Get this event into your diary…Into the Trees

September 3rd and 4th 2016

 ‘What a wonderful day getting back to nature.

A festival without all the fuss and noise of the others, but more to entertain, enthral and amaze’

From the folk behind the award winning Elderflower Fields Festival and the innovative Schools Without Walls programme comes the second instalment of Into The Trees. Read more

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 invertebrates such as butterflies or ladybirds but their daily work is vital. Read more

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, for Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corp training programme and to the poorest community in Manila, this is what I believe: We need to ‘think global and act global,’ because wherever we are in the world, our actions –  good or bad – have a knock on effect which ripples around the globe. Read more

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 a great opportunity for teenagers to exercise their imagination and creative skills whilst learning the art of textile upcycling. Read more

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 Future of Elephants is in our Hands”.

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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 on honouring and respecting our planet, leading to a more connected life-style. This series of highly creative events is not for profit and is designed to include families and people of all ages within our multi-cultural society. Read more

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 respecting our planet, leading to a more connected life-style. This series of highly creative events (many of which are free of charge) is designed to include families and people of all ages within our multi-cultural society. Read more

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 leads these sessions is a trained WSCC Waste Prevention Advisor, trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader, RHS School Gardening trained and is an Eco School Assessor. She has won many awards for her inspirational green work, the latest award being the BBC Surrey and Sussex Community Hero Green Champion.

We have planned some themed age appropriate green days and workshops which we can bring to your school, college or group.
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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 nature. And because of that, we should teach our children to recycle from a very young age, so when they grow up, they continue to recycle and continue to treat our environment better. Read more

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 leaves, branches and trunks.

Date: 5th and 6th September 2015 Read more

Green play at the Sun and Moon!

Planting herbs on Earth DayWe 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 three Green Play sessions for 5-11 year olds.

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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 stunning natural camping location the weekend promises eclectic music, fantastic activities for kids, and great local food & drink. Read more

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 are needed!

The festival, called Sun and Moon, is a wellbeing festival, based in Plumpton College, Read more

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 ages to experience and explore the Arun and Rother rivers and surrounding countryside in West Sussex, and learn about the wildlife of the area. Read more

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.

• Browse sustainability stands – Energy; Astronomy; Marine Wildlife; Diving; Aquatic Sports; Health and Lifestyle; Local Food; Water, Waste and Recycling. Read more

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, talk, play and picnic – “Walk with Nature”.  We have been watching the weather it is looking OK on Friday 22nd August, so we have decided to head off to the truly stunning Lords Piece Common, Near Fittleworth – here are a few photos to whet your appetite!

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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 Park throughout the day,

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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.

 

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Easter Wild Green Play Session

Easter trailDate: 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 Pear Tree Farm who are kindly allowing us to run wild on their beautiful farm. Read more

Eco children’s nursery Open Day and Holiday Clubs

outdoor playInterested 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 a nursery school for children aged 3 and upwards. Read more

Bottle Top Madness Event

recycling bottle tops

Is it raining bottle tops?

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 Sussex Climate Change Board, Don’t Waste Your Week, Sussex Green Living are running a fun family event. Read more

The Family Festival for 2014!

Family Festival Sussex

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 the weekend with the entire family.  Super Early Bird tickets are all sold out although there are still Early Bird offers available for a limited time only. Read more

Importance of play

Outdoor PlayI 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 want our offspring to have happy productive and moral lives. We must allow more time for play not less, are you listening Michael Gove Secretary of State for Education”.

 

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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

Children exploring natureA 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 2013 at Devils Dyke.   Read more