Little Explorers at The Green Backyard

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Little Explorers at The Green Backyard in Peterborough is a nature playgroup for children up to the age of five.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • playing helps children learn;
  • being outside in nature has proven wellbeing benefits for all ages;
  • friendships are made amongst the children as well as by parents and carers.

“My little boy really struggled with all groups that we attended as he found it too overwhelming. Jodie and Rachel are so good and understanding, they allowed him to have the space he needed and no one is forced to join but allowed to explore their own interests and curiosities, which has meant my son has joined in more than he ever has before and made some friendships which are his first. Little Explorers is a lifeline for us each week and I am now doing the curriculum with my son at home and it is amazing.”

What to expect

This outdoor playgroup gets children (and their parents and carers) engaged in nature and creativity using recycled and sustainable materials. From arts, crafts, cooking, growing and other outdoor play, every session is different.

Little Explorers is aimed at children under the age of five, but home-schooled primary age children are also welcome, as are children with different needs and abilities.

Held every Thursday, 10.30am to 12 noon.

More information

No need to book, just turn up for sessions which take place all year and in all weathers. Wear clothes suitable for being outdoors and that you won’t mind if they get dirty. Sessions are all outside, but can be under cover.

There’s limited parking at The Green Backyard, but there’s another carpark opposite and a bus stop close-by if you are using public transport. The gardens are accessible for wheelchair users and there’s a disabled toilet.

If you can’t get to The Green Backyard you can buy nature-based play and learning inspiration here.

Sessions cost £5 per family – you can pay in cash on the day.

How to contact

Where to go

The Green Backyard
Oundle Rd
Peterborough PE2 8AT

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