Leaf Rainbow

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This time of year is ideal to explore all the gorgeous leaves that have fallen to the ground - the perfect height for toddlers to admire! Celebrate National Tree Week by creating a leaf rainbow in your local park.


What you will need:

  • A bag for collecting leaves
  • A camera

How to:

Have a walk around a local wooded area full of a variety of trees. Encourage your little one to study the different shapes and colours as you go along. Collect several leaves in a variety of colours. Find a nice area in the woodland sheltered from wind to assemble a rainbow out of your leaves. This time of year you can find red, orange, yellow, green, purple and brown if you look closely! Take a photo of your rainbow but leave the leaves behind. Share the photo with your friends and encourage them to add to the leaf rainbow or add to it yourself on your next visit to the park.

Don't forget to let us know how you got on via social media on FacebookTwitter or Instagram @theparkstrust.


Discover our parks

  • Linford Wood

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    Enclosed in the year 1264 by Baron Von Pippard, the original owner of the Linford Manor estate, Linford Wood is the largest and oldest of the Trust's three ancient woodlands. Despite its location close to the city centre, Linford Wood provides a tranquil haven for wildlife and people. Find out more about how we manage Linford Wood by clicking here.

  • Atterbury Park

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    Atterbury is an interesting area of parkland that sits adjacent to the Broughton Brook linear park. With footpaths throughout it is a great place to visit as part of a wider exploration of the linear parks.

  • Stonepit Field

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    Stonepit Field is the location for many events including wildflower walks and fossil hunts. It is also a great place for dog walking.

  • 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.

  • Ouzel Valley Park

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    The Ouzel Valley Park meanders from Caldecotte Lake in the south to Willen Lake in the north. The park has a spacious, open atmosphere with long views. Much of the land is farmed by The Parks Trust rearing our own cattle and sheep, between the livestock you can still see the remnants of an old field system with the ridge and furrow still visible. Incorporating the historic villages of Woolstone and Woughton, the park is bordered on its western side by the Grand Union Canal.

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