Woodland Walk and Outdoor Classroom
At Lodge Farm Nursery we believe strongly that children should be allowed to have fun and develop their independence.
We give our children the opportunity to play in the natural world, this will bring many benefits to your child including developing their confidence and learning about the world around them.
“Just to say how encouraged I have been by the development of the woodland walk and outdoor classroom, following the support and training I have given to practitioners to enhance outdoor play provision through the outdoor play network. When I have visited I have seen children deeply engaged in their learning in this wonderful space. Young children often prefer to learn outdoors and I have observed how all the seven areas of learning in the EYFS are being accessed through play there. There are opportunities to learn first hand about the world around them, to count and to problem solve, to talk and learn lots of new vocabulary, to mark make and create with natural resources and to learn to share and co-operate with others. It really is offering the children a very valuable learning experience"
Woodland Walk Area
We have a woodland area where children can explore, make dens and discover nature. We have a selection of climbing apparatus, play tunnels, stepping stones, natural logs, tyres and bug hotel.
We explore the outdoor environment learning about animals natural habitats, changes in the seasons and develop our understanding of the world around us .
We also have three Alpaca's and free range chickens which we have hatched ourselves from incubated eggs.
We have a hand built wooden outside classroom which provides shade and shelter for our children all year round. We use this room for a range of group activities and to have snacks and enjoy a picnic tea.
Extra Outside Adventures
The fields have lots of wonderful discoveries for our children. We pick blackberries from the bushes and make jam from them and the children have the opportunity to grow their own fruit and vegetables e.g. strawberries and potatoes.
Sports day is held annually during the summer period. This is a great opportunity for the children to show you their sporting skills and it also gives the parents a chance to fill their competitive needs!
Lodge Farm provides an exciting and stimulating environment where learning becomes Child's play.