Free

A Wheely Curious Spring Family Day

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Applefield Smallholding

Chalk Lane

Sidlesham

Chichester

PO20 7LW

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

Join us for a Spring themed family day of forest school, farm fun and crafts!

These sessions are specifically designed for children with special educational needs and disabilities, physically disabled children, their siblings, parents and carers, set at Applefield, a beautiful, intimate and private smallholding in Sidlesham, near Selsey.

The fun to be had!...

We'll start with a relaxed stroll to meet and greet the various animals that live at Applefield. We'll get to feed the goats, check the chicken coop for freshly laid eggs and meet Rosemary the very friendly donkey, who lives with her pony friends, she does love a carrot or two!

We will spend some time making sensory and natural Spring themed crafts:

  • Bash some leaves onto fabric to create a natural leaf print design and fill with lavender to make into scented bags.

  • We'll make a paper pot to sew some sunflower seeds. Take your pot home and place it on a sunny windowsill, water and watch your Sunflower grow. How tall will yours grow?

  • Have a go at some sawing and make your own woodland necklace.

  • Make a Spring bouquet of flowers tied with a colourful ribbon.

There will also be some time to spend in the wooded area, making mud pies in the mud kitchen, hunting for bugs, exploring, relaxing in the hammock or playing on the swing.

Around the fire circle:

There will be an opportunity to learn some fire lighting skills using a flint and steel for those who wish to try and we will have a camp fire to toast a marshmallow. We'll make a cup of tea or coffee for the adults and a hot chocolate for the children too, before we have some well earned relaxing time and leisurely lunch break to enjoy your picnic chilling on the field or in the greenhouse before an afternoon of Lizzie's Craft Club.

Lizzie's Craft Club:

Lizzie's Craft Club will be held in the field or greenhouse, weather dependant. You will enjoy a relaxing afternoon making some Spring themed decorations and a keyring to remember your day at Applefield. A drink and biscuit will also be provided during Craft Club.

Price:

Places are fully funded by Wellspring West Sussex. Please book your free tickets for all children and adults that are attending, please include any other information that you would like us to know.

Places are limited and very popular, if you are unable to attend once booked please let us know asap so we can offer the place to someone on our waiting list.

Things to note:

Parking will be available on the field (weather permitting) or in the farmyard with plenty of wheelchair access and space for lowering ramps etc. The site is wheelchair accessible, with a wheelchair friendly bathroom and changing area.

If you are staying all day, please bring a picnic with you and picnic blanket or folding chair if you like some comfort.

We can have the use of the communal greenhouse if necessary, which can be used for activities or at lunchtime.

Please contact us with any questions to Jen at woodlandwondersforestschool@gmail.com

We hope to see you there.

Jen and Lizzie

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Applefield Smallholding

Chalk Lane

Sidlesham

Chichester

PO20 7LW

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved