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For toddlers and pre-school children

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Stories, imaginative activities and outdoor adventures in a beautiful historic parkland.

 

Each week we choose a different story as the starting point for our play and build out activities around the themes, characters and plot. We always go on an outdoor adventure around the gardens and parkland at Gatton and we make things linked to the story to take home.

 

  • Outdoor learning
  • Fresh air and exercise
  • Discovering nature
  • Space and freedom
  • Wild adventure
  • Craft activities
  • Developing imagination and creativity
  • Fine motor skills
  • Exploring different materials and skills
  • Learning Together
  • Enjoy learning and playing with our family, other children and experienced leaders

"Great, love it. It combines everything I want to do in the day - outdoors, learning about nature, art."

 

"Great ideas and very good fun - really imaginative."

 

Example of a session:
The Gruffalo
Listen to the story together
Make a mouse finger puppet and take him for a walkthrough the 'deep, dark wood' to discover the animals in the story
Enjoy an outdoor run-around game looking for the parts of the Gruffalo that have been hidden and stick them together to make a picture
Use your imagination to find natural objects that look like turned out toes, purple prickles and other ingredients that can be added to our 'Gruffalo crumble'. Add soil and water and bake!
Make a Gruffalo puppet to take home
Enjoy some of our crumble which has been baked into chocolate cake!

 

Every Friday at Gatton Park, Reigate
Morning and afternoon sessions
Sessions also run during school holidays
Other siblings are welcome - but please supervise then carefully

 

For more information please call:
01737 649066

 

"Fantastic!! We love the activities. Lots of planning thought is always put in."

 

"The best toddler activity around by MILES!"

 

"Absolutely fantastic - such a good learning experience for pre-schoolers. There's nothing like it. So wonderful to link books with nature. We love it"

 

Our sessions cost £5 per child during term-time and £7 per child during school holidays. Please book on any children that will be using materials - other siblings are welcome to come along to the sessions of course.

 

Toddlers' Events

 

Please find our events for toddlers and pre-school children below.

 

9th March 2017 at 10:00am

Wow What a View!

This four-week family learning course involves outdoor activities, crafts, stories and lots of fun for 2 - 4 year olds and by the end of the course you will have built a rucksack of activities to keep and use at other landscapes with your family. Supported by The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund

This four-week course will take place on 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th March, 10am - 11.30. There is a charge of £5 for all four sessions and you need to commit to all four sessions please.


Places left: 0

Cost: £5.00

24th March 2017 at 10:00am

Rosie's Hat by Julia Donaldson - am

Enjoy the story of 'Rosie's Hat' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 - 11.30am


Places left: 0

Cost: £5.50

24th March 2017 at 1:30pm

Rosie's Hat by Julia Donaldson - pm

Enjoy the story of 'Rosie's Hat' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 4

Cost: £5.50

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31st March 2017 at 10:00am

The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson - am

Enjoy the story of 'The Singing Mermaid' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 - 11.30am


Places left: 0

Cost: £5.50

31st March 2017 at 1:30pm

The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson - pm

Enjoy the story of 'The Singing Mermaid' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 0

Cost: £5.50

7th April 2017 at 10:00am

Harry and the bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow - am

Enjoy the story of 'Harry and the bucketful of Dinosaurs' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 - 11.30am


Places left: 0

Cost: £7.50

7th April 2017 at 1:30pm

Harry and the bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow - pm

Enjoy the story of 'Harry and the bucketful of Dinosaurs' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 0

Cost: £7.50

12th April 2017 at 1:30pm

Superworm by Julia Donaldson - pm

Enjoy the story of 'Superworm' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3 pm


Places left: 0

Cost: £7.50

12th April 2017 at 10:00am

Superworm by Julia Donaldson - am

Enjoy the story of 'Superworm' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 - 11.30am


Places left: 0

Cost: £7.50

17th April 2017 at 1:00pm

Easter Egg Hunt

Explore the gardens looking for clues to find the eggs.

1 - 5pm Cost: Adults £5 children £2 (no booking required)


Places left: No booking required

Cost: £5.00

21st April 2017 at 10:00am

Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke - am

Enjoy the story of 'Stuck in the Mud' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 - 11.30am


Places left: 0

Cost: £5.50

21st April 2017 at 1:30pm

Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke - pm

Enjoy the story of 'Stuck in the Mud' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 15

Cost: £5.50

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28th April 2017 at 10:00am

I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd - am

Enjoy the story of 'I Love Bugs' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 -11.30am


Places left: 0

Cost: £5.50

28th April 2017 at 1:30pm

I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd - pm

Enjoy the story of 'I Love Bugs' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 19

Cost: £5.50

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5th May 2017 at 10:00am

Over in the Grasslands by Anna Wilson and Alison Bartlett- am

Enjoy the story of 'Over in the Grasslands' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 - 11.30am


Places left: 12

Cost: £5.50

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5th May 2017 at 1:30pm

Over in the Grasslands Anna Wilson and Alison Bartlett - pm

Enjoy the story of 'Over in the Grasslands' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 19

Cost: £5.50

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12th May 2017 at 10:00am

Jack and the Beanstalk - am

Enjoy the story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 - 11.30am


Places left: 0

Cost: £5.50

12th May 2017 at 1:30pm

Jack and the Beanstalk - pm

Enjoy the story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 15

Cost: £5.50

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19th May 2017 at 10:00am

Magpie's Treasure by Kate Slater - am

Enjoy the story of 'Magpie's Treasure' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 - 11.30am


Places left: 8

Cost: £5.50

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19th May 2017 at 1:30pm

Magpie's Treasure by Kate Slater - pm

Enjoy the story of 'Magpie's Treasure' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 20

Cost: £5.50

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26th May 2017 at 10:00am

Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt - am

Enjoy the story of 'Shark in the Park' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 -11.30am


Places left: 6

Cost: £5.50

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26th May 2017 at 1:30pm

Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt - pm

Enjoy the story of 'Shark in the Park' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 20

Cost: £5.50

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29th May 2017 at 1:00pm

Fairytale Treasure Hunt

Discover fairytale characters around the park, talk to them and hunt for treasure. In conjunction with Gatton Community Theatre.

1 - 4pm Refreshments available to purchase. Cost: £7.50 per child + accompanying adult free, additional adults £7.50


Places left: No booking required

Cost: £0.00

31st May 2017 at 10:00am

Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson - am

Enjoy the story of 'Monkey Puzzle' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 - 11.30 am


Places left: 1

Cost: £7.50

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31st May 2017 at 1:30pm

Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson - pm

Enjoy the story of 'Monkey Puzzle' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 19

Cost: £7.50

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2nd June 2017 at 10:00am

The Gingerbread Man - am

Enjoy the story of 'The Gingerbread Man' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 -11.30am


Places left: -1

Cost: £7.50

2nd June 2017 at 1:30pm

The Gingerbread Man - pm

Enjoy the story of 'The Gingerbread Man' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 17

Cost: £7.50

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9th June 2017 at 10:00am

Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett - am

Enjoy the story of 'Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 -11.30am


Places left: 12

Cost: £5.50

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9th June 2017 at 1:30pm

Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett - pm

Enjoy the story of 'Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 20

Cost: £5.50

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16th June 2017 at 10:00am

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson - am

Enjoy the story of 'The Snail and the Whale' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 - 11.30am


Places left: -1

Cost: £5.50

16th June 2017 at 1:30pm

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson - pm

Enjoy the story of 'The Snail and the Whale' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 16

Cost: £5.50

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23rd June 2017 at 10:00am

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson- am

Enjoy the story of 'What the Ladybird Heard' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 -11.30am


Places left: 0

Cost: £5.50

23rd June 2017 at 1:30pm

What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson - pm

Enjoy the story of 'What the Ladybird Heard' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 18

Cost: £5.50

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30th June 2017 at 10:00am

Look out for the big bad fish by Sheridan Cain and Tanya Linch - am

Enjoy the story of 'Look out for the big bad fish' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 - 11.30am


Places left: 16

Cost: £5.50

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30th June 2017 at 1:30pm

Look out for the big bad fish by Sheridan Cain and Tanya Linch - pm

Enjoy the story of 'Look out for the big bad fish' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 20

Cost: £5.50

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2nd July 2017 at 12:00pm

Gatton Country Fair

A great day out for all the family. Animals, country crafts and demonstrations, children's activities, fun dog show, gardens and grounds open.

12 noon - 5pm Cost: £7 adults children free (no booking required)


Places left: No booking required

Cost: £7.00

7th July 2017 at 10:00am

Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne - am

Enjoy the story of 'Handa's Surprise' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 -11.30am


Places left: 16

Cost: £5.50

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7th July 2017 at 1:30pm

Handa's Surprise Eileen Browne - pm

Enjoy the story of 'Handa's Surprise' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 20

Cost: £5.50

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14th July 2017 at 10:00am

Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson- am

Enjoy the story of 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 - 11.30am


Places left: 11

Cost: £5.50

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14th July 2017 at 1:30pm

Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson- pm

Enjoy the story of 'Jack and the Flumflum Tree' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 20

Cost: £5.50

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21st July 2017 at 10:00am

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle- am

Enjoy the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

10 - 11.30am


Places left: 0

Cost: £5.50

21st July 2017 at 1:30pm

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - pm

Enjoy the story of 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and go for a walk around the park to bring the story to life. Return to create artwork linked to the story.

1.30 - 3pm


Places left: 11

Cost: £5.50

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