Tree Tots Activity: Nature Bunting

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Little ones love our exploratory walks through Howe Park Wood and they are easy enough to do in your local park or woodland. Encourage your toddler to collect their findings along the walk to make a lovely nature bunting for the garden or to hang outside your house!


What you will need:

  • Small tub for collecting items
  • String or rope (as long as you would like your bunting to be)
  • Clothes pegs

How to:

Go on a stroll at a nice, relaxing pace. Ask your child to look out for leaves, twigs, bark, etc. Encourage them to pick up anything they like and give it a closer look and feel and pop it in their tub. Engage in a discussion about how each item is different. After collecting several items in their tub, return home.

Hang the rope at an appropriate height for your little one to reach and help them attach their items to the rope using clothes pegs. Play around with different patterns, colours and shapes! You can even leave your bunting up and add to it all summer long. 

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Discover our parks

  • Howe Park Wood

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    Howe Park is probably the woodland mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. Parts of it may be rare surviving fragments of the 'wildwood' that covered the whole of lowland Britain after the last Ice Age, 6-11,000 years ago.

    Refreshments
    There is a Café at Howe Park Wood ran by Grounds. The café is operating a takeaway only service until further notice.

  • Hazeley Wood

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    Hazeley Wood was planted by Milton Keynes Development Corporation in 1991. The long-term aim was to create a mature oak woodland for the new city. After many years of being a field of trees Hazeley is finally beginning to look and feel like a woodland. But there is still a long way to go: the wood will not finally reach maturity until 2141.

    Refreshments
    There are no facilities in the wood. The nearest shops are at Grange Farm, about ten minutes’ walk away, or Shenley Church End local centre or the Westcroft Centre, both of which are a few minutes' drive away.

  • Blackhorse Wood

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    Blackhorse Wood is located off Wolverton Road, close to Stonepit Field and Great Linford Manor Park. The woodland has developed over the past forty years or so on former paddocks that straddled the embankment of the old Wolverton to Newport Pagnell railway line, which ceased being used in the 1960s and now forms the Milton Keynes Railway Walk (adopted foot/horse/cycle path).

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  • Outdoor learning activities you can do in the comfort of your home
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