Woodland Play

Woodland Play
5th November: after a break for half-term our Woodland Play after school club and the earlier group, Down to Earth returned to the serious business of playing outdoors last Wednesday. We made good use of the leaves in the early afternoon, and found some excellent hiding places after school. As we said a cheery goodbye ...

Dogs Behaving Beautifully

Highbury Park is a popular location for dog-walking as the open spaces offer full-on exercise for even the most lively of dogs.  We at Highbury Orchard Community are working with Highbury Park Friends to provide fun taster-training sessions for dogs and their owners or dog-walkers. Flyball training or an assault course are on offer. If ...

Bees Trees and Me just got very wet (and had fun nonetheless)

Bees Trees and Me just got very wet (and had fun nonetheless)
It's now 24 hours later and my trusty waxed hat has still not dried out! The day started out with a heavy downpour, followed by continuous drizzle if not worse. We decided early on that some activities would have to be shelved - the skep weaving, the poetry, the hive inspections, the pompom trail and ...

50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 1

I  met a lovely person from the National Trust recently and heard mention of this list they have compiled: 5o Things To Do Before You Are 11 3/4. Please take a look. Print it off and stick it on your fridge or wherever your child can see it. Every item is guaranteed to connect you ...

Woodland Play Family Feedback

Woodland Play Family Feedback
Woodland Play has been running nearly one year - we've had such fun and met lots of wonderful people along the way. Over the year, we have had over 200 visits from children. Some of you have come back again and again. This is exactly what we hoped for - to see people being active ...

More Bee Fun – Bees, Trees & Me!

More Bee Fun - Bees, Trees & Me!
We are really pleased to have set up another afternoon of bee-inspired creative activity! This is another of our Foraging Necklace events to celebrate the creativity and community of honeybees (and other pollinators). This time we are joining with artists to create art in the park, with an emphasis on creative communities of both insect ...

Links

Our mission at Highbury Orchard Community is to connect people and land, while caring for both. So we are always on the look out for other organisations that have a very similar purpose. We encourage you to explore their slant on things to do with nature too. Liz's favourites that connect children and nature: Project ...

Tree-Planting with groups and schools

Tree-Planting with groups and schools
Do you want to know why we are tree-planting? Please read Why Plant Trees. If you would like to bring classes of school children to the park to plant tree-seedlings, please contact Liz or phone her on 0121 628 2680 to discuss Tree Planting with Schools If you have already been out with us planting ...

Woodland Play, dates March – May

Woodland Play is running on the following dates, from 1 -3pm except 15th March: MARCH 15th (6 – 8pm) and 22nd APRIL 5th (FREE), 19th, 23rd and 26th MAY 3rd, 24th (FREE) and 28 For more details, view or download our Spring Calendar 2014  

Wassail 2014

On January 19th at our Open Orchard session, we stopped work early for our annual Wassail. A number of visitors met with us at the play area in Highbury Park and helped to decorate themselves with ivy and other greenery. We were a cheerful crowd as we made our way along our Wassail Trail: from ...