Getting closer to nature

kidsOur half term activities for children have been a massive success. Bodnant Garden’s new events and engagement officer Charlie Stretton has been run off her feet – in a good way – organising a packed week of activities and it certainly paid off, judging from the comments from families.

It’s part of our commitment to the National Trust’s project ‘50 Things to do before you’re 11¾‘, which is aimed at encouraging kids to get mucky, discover their wild side and get closer to nature.

We’ve had pond dipping, pooh sticks and den making at The Far End, fairy house building in the Yew Dell, barefoot walking in the Old Park meadow, mud pie making in the Shrub Borders as well as seed sowing and wild art sessions. Here’s a snapshot of the week as sent in by our visitors – thanks to everyone who took part, gave us their feedback and sent in some great pictures:

Simon HR and V Plum

Barefoot Walking in The Old Park and den building at The Far End

Nessa McPhee

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Building fairy houses in the Yew Dell and tip-toeing through bluebells

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Caroline Gravett

Events officer Charlie with one of our mud pie makers

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Jumping for joy…and just chilling in the old Chestnut tree

Joanne Stanhope

And just sharing quality time with the family

Clodagh Murphy

For more details about Bodnant Garden call 01492 650460, check out our website nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden or catch up with us on Facebook  or Twitter.

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