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All good family fun come rain or shine
Conningbrook Lakes Country Park now has its own regular outdoor parent and toddler group. “Brambles”, an outdoor initiative run by Canterbury Steiner School, offers a nurturing and supportive space for both parents and children from birth to four years old. At every session a natural craft activity, wholesome snack, musical circle time and a seasonal puppet story are on offer.
Danika MacLellan, the group’s Parent & Child Outreach Leader, said: “We make use of natural materials as much as possible with our craft activities. We don’t provide toys, as the natural environment offers the opportunity for each child to connect with living creatures and objects from nature.
“Children and adults directly experience wind, rain, sunshine, and both warmth and cold. With these aspects, reverence for the natural world flourishes and the children’s sense of wonder is nurtured.
“The gently and unhurried approach of the group also allows space for the child’s own developing imagination, complete freedom of movement, enables social interaction with other children and deepens their inherent connection to nature. For parents, it allows space to relax with their child, gives an opportunity to closely observe the child’s development and provides an opportunity to support one another in the important job of parenting.”
“Brambles” is open on Fridays rain or shine during term time only, from 10am to midday. For details, please visit www.brambles-outdoor.co.uk or Facebook group www.facebook.com/Brambles-outdoor. Alternatively contact Danika on 01227 738285