Tuesday 4, Thursday 6 & Tuesday 11 April, 2-5pm
Spring is here, so it’s time to get out and about again in the Garden to enjoy the fresh air and all of our beautiful flowers and greenery. We’ve got four days of children’s activities for the first week of the Easter holidays and three in the second week.
We’ve been working hard this year to ensure that our precious green space remains here in Dalston as a managed public garden for everyone to enjoy. Many people have written letters of support to the Mayor of Hackney and now we would love children to get involved and ‘have their say’!
The Garden has many voices and needs, from the people who visit, the gardeners, the children who play here, and the nature within. What would a tree say if asked about its needs or hopes? What would a ladybird shout out for? How important is green space to children? Using printing, painting and collage, and led by artist Emily Tracy, children will make demonstration placards to express the ‘thoughts’ of the beetles, birds and trees, as well as their own feelings about how green space and places to play matter to them. All the placards will become part of our big art installation for this year’s Chelsea Fringe Festival in May – you can find out more about the whole project when you come and join in!
The holiday workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11, although younger children are very welcome, as long as their parent or carer works alongside them. Children under the age of 10 should be accompanied by an adult.
Children’s workshops are free, but we depend on your donations to help us cover our costs, so please support our work and come prepared!
We do not take bookings for our children’s activities, but places are limited, so please come early to avoid disappointment.