Winter Woodlands

Learn more about woodlands, the plants that are there and how they can be useful to humans.

Many stories are set in woodlands. Please let us know if you want this programme tailored to a particular book.

After a taught introduction that explores more about woodlands and the plants and animals that live there. Includes revising terms such as deciduous and evergreen and the names of parts of plants.

This is then followed by these activities in small groups.

  1. Build shelters using natural materials found on the ground for Playmobil figures
  2. Identify six common British trees using the clues we give
  3. Use woodland fruits as dyes to paint on cloth
  4. Study animal footprints and use stencils to form animal pathways
  5. Explore the tropical rainforest and desert glasshouses to see plants that are very different to those in a British woodland. Compare the temperatures in each habitat
  • Age: Year 2 / 3 / 4
  • Numbers: One / two classes
  • Timing: Full day
  • Time of year: October to March
  • Cost: £4.90 per child (minimum charge £117.60) no charge for accompanying adults

To book please contact the Botanic Garden Education Office on 0116 271 2933 or email us.