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National Week of Play: How nature nurtures our mental health

  “Our relationship with nature – how much we notice, think about and appreciate our natural surroundings – is a critical factor in supporting good mental health and preventing distress.” The above quote is taken from ‘Nature: How connecting with nature benefits our mental health‘, a report by the Mental Health Foundation.   Immerse yourself in nature…

National Week of Play 2022: Protecting the planet through play

At a time when there is – rightly – a growing focus on the need to take urgent action to safeguard the future of our planet, helping young children to build a lifelong relationship with the natural world couldn’t be more important. Making eco-sustainability both meaningful and fun can help even the youngest children learn…

It’s National Children’s Gardening Week 2022

Children love growing plants and love being involved in the garden but they’re often impatient, wanting to see instant results. National Children’s Gardening Week aims to capture children’s enthusiasm at a time when results are immediate. National Children’s Gardening Week takes place annually in the ‘warm’ week at the end of May.     There…

Help save the bees with ‘No Mow May’

Here at Lewisham Children & Family Centres we love our bees! A great way to encourage bees into your garden is to get involved with this years “No mow May”. It’s also a great way to get away without mowing your lawn for a month! Just letting your lawn grow for a month creates a…

It’s Springtime!

Spring is here and after the last two years of restrictions it feels like Spring is full of possibilities to get out there and enjoy the natural world. Why not go on a spring walk and download this free nature treasure hunt checklist from Little Owls Resources. Focus on the smells, sounds and nature around…

PLAY! Have your say.

Borough-wide Play Strategy Lewisham Council has commissioned the development of a Play Strategy for the borough, to help nurture the enjoyment, health and learning of children and young people. Children, young people and families can help co-design the strategy, which will provide a clear vision for play in Lewisham and help shape future decision-making. Fill…

Outdoors Explorers

Would you like to foster a love of nature in your child, and have fun outdoors in all weathers and seasons? Join our experienced early years educators for an exciting series of 5 free outdoor learning sessions for children aged 18 months to 4yrs in the heart of our local woodland for children and their…

Wild Winter Activities

The Wildlife Trust has some fantastic activities for you and your family this Winter. Take a look at their 12 Days Wild Activities to keep little hands busy and help wildlife in your area. At this time of year, birds can struggle to find food. Check out our handy tutorial on YouTube that shows you how to…

Half Term & Family Learning Festival Oct 2021

Family Learning Festival is a national celebration to mark and inspire a love of learning in family life! With events taking place across the U.K. and online, there’s something for every family to enjoy. Find out What’s On near you, or be inspired by some of our favourite activities to do while at home or out and about! This…

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