About Scrapbook Safari
The Scrapbook Safari sessions are run throughout the year either at the weekend or during the school holidays. The Safaris are an opportunity for children to enjoy a guided exploration at Hylands along with others of a similar age. The Safaris are aimed at primary school aged children and so we ask that for safety reasons children are accompanied.
The Scrapbook Safari sessions are recognised as a learning destination by the Children's University. Visit essexchildrensuniversity.co.uk for more information.
For the first part of the session we head out onto the Estate for the Safari. It’s great to find out how our wildlife adapts to the changing seasons and to begin to learn some of the names of the plants and animals. We generally spend an hour or so outside before returning to the Stables Visitor Centre.
Once inside we have a drink of squash and a biscuit before starting on our Scrapbooks. This is a cutting and gluing activity where we use pictures and some of our findings to assemble into a scrapbook (children should bring their own scrapbooks). This reinforces what we have learned outside and helps children to recognise the creatures and plants when they come across them again. The final part of the session involves a craft activity where the children create something wonderful to take home!
What to wear
The Safaris are designed to foster an appreciation of the natural environment and the seasonal changes. The sessions therefore take place even if the weather is less favourable! It is important that both children and parents are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions including suitable footwear – this way children learn that the outdoors is a fun place to be. Remember sun hats and sun creams when the sun is out too.
Booking is essential. Please telephone 01245 605523 to book your place.
Please ask for a Welcome Pack if this is your first Safari.