Get Back to Nature this Half-Term…

Canalside Farm, between Stone and Rugeley will be encouraging children to get back to nature this half-term, with a series of fun workshops and fabulous walks. The activities will start at 10am and take place across 3 days on the 19th, 20th and 21st February.

Chris Barton, owner of the Farm said:

“We feel very lucky to live in such a beautiful location, where we have stunning countryside right on our doorstep and want to share it with our customers. We are always looking at ways that we can inspire young children and hope that these fun workshops will encourage them to enjoy nature.”

The first workshop, ‘Nature Sensory Play’ on the 19th February, is all about bringing the outdoors in, with a mud kitchen and pallet forts to inspire the children’s imagination and burn off any excess energy. They will also be able to make and create things from natural resources such as nature dough faces and natural paintbrushes that they can then use to paint a picture. 

For families that would rather be outdoors, there is a fun scavenger hunt on the 20thFebruary, with an orienteering course that will get everyone outdoors, exploring the local canals, woodlands and village. Sensible footwear and warm clothing is a must for this one, as you venture through the woodlands and towpaths.

Once you’ve burnt off all that energy, come into the warm, for a creative ‘Dream Catcher and Nature Weaving’ workshop on the 21st, where children can let their creativity sparkle, as they make their own dream catcher and nature weaving picture.

They will be able to thread and sew beads, leaves, flowers, grasses, dried orange and vines, in this hands-on experience.

If you would like to book a place on the workshops please visit their website or speak to a member of staff in the Farm Shop. There will be a small charge for each workshop, please see their website for details.

Canalside Farm, Shop and Café are open every day from 9am to 5pm and are located in Great Haywood, just 6 miles outside Stafford. The Farm is situated just off the A51, between Stone and Rugeley or can be accessed via the A518 from Stafford, turning right to Great Haywood (postcode ST18 0RQ).

For further information please telephone 01889 881747 or log onto the their