This Half Term at Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, follow the trail of bees around the garden and learn from the brilliantly illustrated booklet what we can all do to look after the environment and our planet. We went along for the Nature Trail, but we stayed an extra long time because of the Sculpture Trail. To me a Sculpture Trail sounds like something aimed at an adult audience, and not something that children would find very interesting, but with a huge number of static and moving sculptures positioned all around the garden in the forms of animals, angels, a fountain and the alphabet, to name just a few, the children were just as keen to look at the sculptures as they were to find the items on the scavenger hunt. It was a glorious day and we enjoyed a light lunch from the Gardeners Retreat Cafe, a play in the adventure playground and of course several goes on the zip wire, which the children always look forward to, as there aren’t that many places with a zip wire. At the end of the trail there was a tree on which to hang a leaf shape with a written promise of how the children will help to protect our environment, and there was a nature-themed prize to take home.
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