With World Book Day and World Wildlife Day just around the corner, come and enjoy a family learning session this half term here at Martineau Gardens. Juliette Green (our Environmental and Education Officer) is running four of her popular outdoor sessions in and around the woodland, choose from a morning session (10.30am – 12.30pm) or an afternoon session (1.30pm – 3.30pm).
Thursday 24 February: Stick Man
Join us for a session of activities based around the book ‘Stick Man’, as an early celebration of World Book Day. Create your own book to complete on the Stick Man Trail, and search for other Julia Donaldson characters and woodland animals hiding around the Gardens. We will read the story in the woods and make up some of our own new adventures for Stick Man! The session will finish with some Stick Man craft in our cosy Pavilion. Why not come dressed as Stick Man or a different book character of your choice?
Friday 25 February: Wonderful Wildlife
Come and explore the Wonderful Wildlife of Martineau Gardens, as an early celebration of World Wildlife Day. Learn about endangered species in the UK and how you can make your garden more wildlife friendly. Includes a trail, craft, games, pond dipping (if not frozen!) and a minibeast hunt.
World Wildlife Day and World Book Day is 3 March 2022 – the Martineau Gardens activities are happening the week before during February half term.
Advance booking essential, via wegottickets. Ticket cost is £7.50 per child (no discount for siblings) including on-line booking fee. This is a family learning event, so a parent or carer is expected to join in, and your place is free. Due to ongoing Covid restrictions, we may need to restrict the indoor activities to one adult per child.
Useful to know
These sessions are suitable for children aged three to twelve years old, Please dress appropriately for the weather, since the sessions will take place mainly outside. Bring a drink and a snack, or bring your packed lunch if you’d like to have a picnic at Martineau Gardens. Please note that Martineau Gardens serves hot and cold drinks (donations welcome) but not food.
Getting to to Martineau Gardens
There is a small car park at the Gardens (admission free). Consider the green option – boot, bus or bike. Martineau Gardens has a covered bike shed and is well served by buses. The nearest bus routes are Priory Road: 1; Bristol Road: 61, 63, X64 ; Pershore Road: 45, 47 . To plan your journey by public transport, visit www.traveline.info and use the Martineau Gardens’ postcode, B5 7UG.
How to find us – location map 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7UG