February 2018 at Ingrebourne valley visitor centre

Ingrebourne Valley Visitor centre is a great resource we have just around the corner from us and they have released their February schedule (including half term)

Little Badgers – Parent and Toddler Group 

Every Tuesday and Friday (including School Holidays) 10.00am-12.00pm – 2nd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd & 27th February 2018
Indoor and outdoor fun for toddlers and pre-schoolers with their parents and carers;
woodland play, stories, learning through play and exploration.
£6 donation in advance per child per session, £4 additional siblings

It’s never too late to get online

– Every Monday – 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th February 2018 – Drop In between 10.30am-12.30pm
Come along to improve your computer and digital skills with help and advice from one of our friendly volunteers. We can help you with anything from setting up email accounts to ordering shopping online or using Skype. Bring along your laptop, tablet, phone or camera for help with your own device.
No need to book. Meet at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre reception desk. Free of charge

Free Buggy Walks – Every Tuesday (including School Holidays) – 1.30pm-2.15pm

6th, 13th, 20th & 27th February 2018
Bring your little one in their pram or buggy for a brisk 45 minute led walk around Hornchurch Country Park. Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while meeting new friends.
No need to book. Meet outside Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre. Free of charge

Introduction to the Birds and other Wildlife of the Ingrebourne

– Every second Saturday of the month – 10th February 2018 – 10.00am-12.00pm
Join us on a walk around Hornchurch Country Park and the surrounding Living Landscape to experience the fantastic array of wildlife that the valley holds. Suitable for beginners. Binoculars and scopes will be available to use. Meet at the visitor centre.
£5 donation in advance per person, booking essential

February Half Term

Bee Mine
– Wednesday 14th February 2018 – 10.00am-11.00am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 2.00pm-3.00pm
Come along and make some love-ly crafts to take home for Valentine’s Day, including beeswax candle rolling. Suitable for ages 3+.
£6 donation in advance per child, booking essential

Wooden Insect Houses
– Thursday 15th February 2018 – 10.00am-11.00am, 11.30am-12.30pm
Come along to Ingrebourne Valley and decorate your very own Wooden Insect House.
Suitable for ages 3+.
£6 donation in advance per child, booking essential

Outdoor Survival
– Friday 16th February 2018 – 1.00pm-2.00pm, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Build a waterproof den, learn the techniques of lighting a fire, and cook marshmallows on the open fire. Suitable for ages 5+.
£6 donation in advance per child, booking essential

Glass Art
– Saturday 17th February 2018 – 10.00am-11.00pm, 11.30am-12.30pm
Decorate a glass to take home, using special glass paints and glass pens. Fun for everyone.
Suitable for ages 3+.
£6 donation in advance per child, booking essential

Merlins Bird Watching Club for Young People – Every Thursday in the school holidays and one Saturday per month during term time – Saturday 24th February – 10.30am-12.30pm
Named after the Merlin engines that once powered RAF Hornchurch’s Spitfires. Armed with binoculars, bird guide and notepad (all provided), join Brenda our birdwatching guide to spot, observe and identify the bird life of Hornchurch Country Park.
Suitable for children aged 8+ (unaccompanied).
£6 donation in advance per child per session, £4 additional siblings

Birdie Birds – A Sociable Bird Watching Club for Women – One Sunday per month
– Sunday 25th February – 10.00am-12.00pm
Join our friendly and knowledgeable volunteer Brenda and enjoy a walk around Hornchurch Country Park and surrounding areas spotting and identifying birds and other wildlife along the way.
£5 donation in advance per person, booking essential