Animal homes

Foundation stage


A day’s programme does not necessarily include all the listed activities and can be adapted to suit individual needs and requirements. Normally we fit in three to five activities during your visit.

Activities Learning objective: the children should learn...
Minibeast hunt to identify the variety of minibeasts found in different habitats
Pond dipping to identify the variety of aquatic life found in ponds
Bird’s breakfast to identify a variety of fruits and seeds suitable for a bird's breakfast
Estate agents to consider the needs and requirements of animals when building a home for them in the Gardens
You’ve been framed to work collaboratively to produce an outdoor art gallery created from garden materials
Bee game through a drama activity about the life cycle of a plant and the role of bees in pollination
Sticky teddy bears about the range of different coloured and textured materials found in the Gardens by collecting items to create an individual teddy coloured shape
Un-nature trail a greater understanding of camouflage whilst hunting for hidden objects in the natural environment
Bear hunt that bears are found in different habitats around the world
Session times
  • Pre-school 10am to 12pm
    You are welcome to stay for lunch
  • Reception 10am to 2.30pm
    with a break for a picnic lunch at 12pm in or near the Education Centre
Suggested pre-visit activities

Match the pictures of animals to their homes

Suggested post-visit activities

Make a junk model home for a favourite teddy

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