Messy bugs create art

Aliza Ahmad, 2, taking part in a Messy Bugs Arts and Crafts session

Aliza Ahmad, 2, taking part in a Messy Bugs Arts and Crafts session - Credit: photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Pre-schoolers get messy at Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre, with lots of craft, paint, water, sand, and bubbles.

Aliza Ahmad, 2, taking part in a Messy Bugs Arts and Crafts session

Aliza Ahmad, 2, taking part in a Messy Bugs Arts and Crafts session - Credit: photo: Arnaud Stephenson

The Messybugs group meets every Friday at 10am and gives toddlers the chance to get creative whilst making new friends.

Activities include making potato stamps to create colourful artwork, building blocks, dough creations and working with sand to create sculptures.

Call 01375 484016.

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Nest Box Building

Tuesday, February 17, 10am - 3pm

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Make you own robin or blue tit nest box to take home or put up on the reserve. Bird trail and face painting. £5 per child.

Gemstone Panning

Tuesday, February 17, 10am – 3.30pm

Come and pan for your own gems. Make some beaded jewellery to take home. £5 per child.

All Things Foxy

Wednesday, February 18, 10am – 3pm

Discover the life of fox’s and how you can help them, with foxy art and face painting. £5 per child.

Sand Art

Wednesday, February 18, 10am-3pm

You don’t have to travel too far to enjoy a spot of sand art, Fill a sand bottle of your choice. £3 per child.

Off your block, it’s a breeze!

Thursday, February 19, 10am – 3pm

Make your very own carved breeze block sculpture for your garden. Adult supervision required. £5 per child.

Messy Bugs

Friday, February 20, 10am – 2pm

Get messy with lots of craft, paint, water, sand, bubbles and parachute fun. Receive your free bag of duck food and feed the ducks. £4 per child.

Kingfisher Club

January 31, February 21, March 14, April 25, May 16, July 27

For children between four and seven years. £5 per session.

Call 01375 484016 for more information.

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