Winter Wonderland

 Go on a welly walk to find out what plants and animals are around in winter.  Find out what animals need to  live and how they survive through the winter.  Build a shelter/mouse home and learn about the properties of  different natural materials.

Working in partnership with

 Marvellous Minibeasts

 Find out what a woodland habitat is like to live in.  Learn how to find minibeasts in a variety of micro-habitats,  identify them and their place in woodland food chains.

Key Stage 1 Programmes

 Plants As Producers

 Children learn about the parts of a plant, tree identification, how to measure the age of  trees, the lifecycle of  a tree, uses of trees and properties of wood plus the importance  of plants as producers.


 Woodland Detectives

 A whole day programme that combines the Super Senses programme and the Marvellous Minibeasts  programme.  Children practise using their senses before using them to explore a woodland habitat.

 Autumn Adventure

 Go on an adventure to find as many signs of Autumn as you can.  Learn how to sort leaves/nuts and identify  trees by their leaves/nuts.  Look at the lifecycle of a tree.  Use natural materials to make art and crafts.  Plant  a seed to take home to grow your own tree.

 Signs of Spring

 We go on a nature walk to spot the signs of Spring followed by activities focusing on plant parts and the  lifecycle of plants.  This is followed by a natural art activity using the materials collected on the walk.​

 Super Senses

 Using our senses (​sight, sound, touch and smell) we explore the woodland habitat, learn about plant structure  and function, lifecycle and what plants need to survive.

As well as programmes offered in previous years at Westonbirt, we also offer the following sessions:

 Lifecycles and Food Chains

 Go on a minibeast hunt, sort and classify minibeasts and then learn about the lifecycle of a variety of  animals.  Find out how plants and animals depend on one another by creating food chains.