To allow us to visit Dams to Darnley Country Park today McGill’s Bus Company provided us with free transport. For some of our children this was their first time on a bus, so there was much excitement. As the bus drove to the country park the children sang some of their favourite songs and rhymes including the wheels on the Bus.
When we arrived at Dams to Darnley Country Park we met Alyson the park ranger who organised some activities including a nature scavenger hunt, clay face making for the trees and a bug hunt which we studied in the magnified bug jars. Staff listened as children talked to each other during their trip.
“That’s a frog. I found a frog. Its jumping off my hand. It was on the ground on that stick.”
Making Clay Faces
“I’m using this feather to make ears for the bunny face. It is made of clay and I’m putting it on the tree for the fairies.”
“My Mum was in the fairy house. Its over there in the tree.”
“I’m putting leaves and twigs in my bag. That flower smells of lemon.”
The country park is made up of different landscapes, including open water, woodland and grassland. The area is important for its wildlife.
Why not have a look on their website for family organised activities available over the next few months.