Summer Holiday Activities at The Old Barn

The school summer holidays are fast approaching and we have a number of events at the Old Barn for all the family. Here’s a snap shot of our August activities:

Powerful Plants ~ Thursday 2nd August 10:30am – 12:30pm

Come and learn about tree folklore, how to make herb potions and identify trees on a trail. We’ll also have bark rubbing, planting activities and storytelling. This is a free drop in session, (no need to book), activities are suitable for children from 2 years.

Animal Tracking ~ Thursday 9th August 10:30am – 12:30pm

Join us on a trail to track animals in the area. We’ll look for prints and match them to animals, and we’ll dissect owl pellets by identifying the bones and skeletons found in them, this will tell us what they’ve been eating! Our moth trap will have already been set up so we’ll see what moths have been caught. This is a free drop in session, (no need to book), activities are suitable for children from 7 years.

Family Volunteering Day ~ Saturday 11th August 

Open to children 8 years and above who must be accompanied by an adult. This is a free session, please book via education@boxmoortrust.org.uk. More information about this event to come.

Butterflies, Bugs and Bees ~ Thursday 16th August 10am – 12:30pm

Come along and take part in a meadow sweep and see what you can catch in your net, or join us on a bee trail and listen to some bee stories. There’ll also be crafts and other outdoor activities for everyone. This is a free drop in session, (no need to book), activities are suitable for children from 2 years.

The Healthy Outdoors, in conjunction with Hertfordshire Year of Activity ~ Wednesday 22nd August 10am – 12:30pm

Kids can have a go at outdoor yoga, have fun orienteering or get creative making various sport-related crafts. This is a free drop in session, (no need to book).