Venue : Education Centre, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH Tel ; 0207 036 8040 (see map below)
Meeting Point : Meet at reception inside the education building
Tickets : Leave a comment below with the number of tickets you would like.
Prices : £15 + £2.50 booking fee per person with a minimum group size of 15.
Children : Ages 8-11
Call Me : If you need anything on the day call Sian 07958 385929
Things to Remember :
- The session starts promptly at 10:00 so please arrive 10 minutes early to make sure you're ready. You will also need to sign your child in when you arrive and out when it’s time to leave.
- Please make sure your child has a packed lunch and water bottle.
- Please ensure your child is dress appropriately; hats and sunscreen in warm weather and warm, waterproof clothing in cold, rainy weather. We will be outside for most of the day except in extreme weather.
- Registration form must be completed before attending. This will have been emailed to you before attending, please email Sian if you haven't received it.
- Activities will take place in the Education Centre gardens and in the wider park.
- Drinking water is available from a drinking fountain.
- Our full address is The Royal Parks Foundation Education Centre, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
- This map should help you find your way: http://www.supporttheroyalparks.org/assets/0002/3001/Education_Centre_map_and_directions.pdf
- If you are having trouble finding us on the day, please call us on 07970 744 800
Event Details; Drop your 8 -11 year old off at the Education Centre in the heart of Hyde Park for a fun, outdoor day of nature discovery. Your intrepid explorer will:
- Try out some of the scientific equipment we use to survey hedgehogs as we study them in the Royal Parks
- Discover mini-beasts in a meadow sweep-netting session
- Explore the wilder parts of the park and picnic outside (if it’s sunny!)
- Visit Kensington Gardens allotment to meet the resident chickens
- Become a hedgehog architect! They'll discover what makes a good hedgehog habitat, then put this knowledge into practice by modelling their very own
- Be awarded a 'Nature Explorers Club' badge and passport - every time your they visit our Education Centre they will get a brand new stamp!
Support the Royal Parks Foundation
Read more here.
With more than 135,000 trees, 15 miles of river and 21 lakes and ponds, the Royal Parks are a kaleidoscope of life. Majestic deer herds, cheeky ducks, gregarious pelicans and quiet tawny owls, hedgehogs and stag beetles – all make their home here. From meadowland and shrubberies to reed beds and veteran oaks, we work hard to conserve vital habitats and create precious new ones for the future. This year we are fundraising to Bring Back the Blossom in Regent’s Park with 100 new Cherry Trees. Please help us provide a welcome source of nectar for early-pollinators and a beautiful display of colour for Regent’s Park. You can even sponsor your very own tree!
Handy Stuff; Why not treat yourself to a beautiful illustration from Clair Rossiter, who was commissioned by the centre and created these fantastic illustrations.
Commission for Hyde Park Education Centre, The Lookout