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February 2015 Half-term: Free Children’s Workshops


Why do ladybirds have spots? What do birds like to eat in Spring? Which insects taste with their feet? Find the answers to these and many other questions and help get the Garden ready for Spring, with our free February holiday workshops for children. We’ll be cosy next to the wood-burning stove in the Pineapple House, so no need to worry if it’s cold, but you can still have a run around the Garden to blow away any winter cobwebs!

bird feedersFeed the Birds
Tuesday 17 February, 2-4pm

Join artist Hyunjung Choi designing beautiful bird-feeders, using recycled juice cartons, paints and your imagination. Then help hang your creations in the Garden trees, to keep all the birds happy!

butterfliesSpot the Butterfly
Wednesday 18 February
, 2-4pm
Help Garden visitors get ready to spot all the amazing butterflies here in Dalston this Spring, by working with artist Emily Tracy to paint your own life-size creations, full of colour and pattern, before arranging them in our own ‘cabinet of curiosities’.

bird podsArchitecture for Birds
Thursday 19 February
, 2-4pm
Make and decorate fantastic bird pods with Emily Tracy, using balloons and recycled newspaper! help install the new habitats in every nook and cranny in the Garden, for the Robins, Sparrows, Blue Tits and other birds, ready for nesting.
ladybird puppet
Friendly Bug Puppets
Friday 20 February, 2-4pm
Hyunjung Choi will show you how to turn everyday materials into amazing puppets, with many legs, spots, stripes, wings and eyes and help answer everything you ever wanted to know about spiders, bees, ladybirds and butterflies.

Our holiday workshops are most suitable for children aged 5 – 11, although younger children are very welcome, as long as a parent or carer works alongside them.

We receive no grant-funding for our children’s holiday programme, so please do try to make a donation to our costs if you can.

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