Extract from Play England website – Nature play is children exploring and enjoying the natural environment through their freely-chosen play. As well as simply enjoying playing outdoors and discovering green spaces near their homes, nature play could include planting and growing vegetables, fruit and flowers; cooking outdoors; playing with the elements or making camps and dens with natural materials.
In just one generation children’s access to nature has declined dramatically – Natural England research shows that fewer than 25% of children use their local ‘patch of nature’ compared to over 50% of their parents. Our aim is help reverse this trend so that playing outdoors once again becomes an everyday experience for children.
Ideas for Nature Play coming soon
Eureka Celebrates 20 years In Business!
Eureka, the children’s museum inHalifax,Yorkshire, is 20 years old this year! To celebrate it has launched a special website with ideas to get everyone playing together.
Ideas for Trips out During the School Holidays
Local art galleries and museums often have great programmes of free activities available for families over the school holidays. Your setting may be able to access what’s on offer if you contact their learning or education team.
Across Leeds there are nine attractions within the council museum and gallery group all with their own programme of events. Information about what’s on can be found by following this link
The Hepworth inWakefield is easily accessible from Leedsby public transport and will be running felt making, carving and sculpture activities during the summer holidays. For further information follow the link