We are very lucky to have the use of the amazing sensory garden of a nearby special school. We have been going to this great outdoor space for over 6 years now & have established a strong link with one of the teachers & her nursery class. This year the class has been going on a monthly visit to the garden & it gives the children from the 2 schools to play together in the space.
|This garden affords great climbing opportunities.|
Some of the children played in the sand pit under the cover while waiting whilst others had fun climbing on the crates or 'cooking' in the forest area.
When we arrive at the school, we walk through the main school to get out to the garden, the children are encouraged to run on ahead when we reach the garden, down the hill until they reach the seats where we have a small snack of fruit & biscuits before they are free to head off & play.
|Watching an adult tackle the wobbly bridge|
|Sitting chatting around a pretend campfire!|
When we got back to school, lots of children had to be changed as they were soaked & there were loads of coats put into the drier before home time. But they all agreed they had had a great morning of fun & can't wait to go back again next month.
Despite the terrible weather that lots of parts of the world are having, there were lots of great posts linked up in the last OPP. My favourite was from The Boy and Me about a fun time they had in the mud, I love their motto - Clothes in the wash, Me in the bath!! This fab, fun post also featured The Boy's cousin who features in the blog Wild family Fun, so blogging is a real family affair!
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