The Tuesday Toddle sessions are run approximately every month throughout the year, with a break during the school summer holiday period. The Toddles are an opportunity for parents with pre-school children to enjoy a guided walk in the park and garden areas surrounding Hylands House along with other parents with children of a similar age. The routes chosen for the walk on the whole take into account those with pushchairs although a short detour maybe necessary from time to time to avoid steps etc. Maximum of three children per adult.
The walk is followed by a craft activity which takes place upstairs in the Stables Visitor Centre in the Richmond Room.
The Tuesday Toddle is designed to offer educational benefits by fostering 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.
Other benefits include the opportunity for toddlers to socialise with young people whilst still in the company of their parent. During the craft activity the children are also starting to experience a similar learning environment to which they will meet when they start school. Parents too enjoy the opportunity of meeting with others who have children the same age.
Please ask for a Welcome Pack if this is your first Toddle.
Booking is essential. Please telephone 01245 605523 to book your place.