After a long and eventful summer, at the beginning of October it was time to say goodbye to our Family Saturday families. Every week since June, we have welcomed families with young children to the Skip Garden to take part in crafting, gardening and cooking activities with us. From June to October we watered, glued, mixed, planted, tasted and doodled our way through different themes in the kitchen, garden and classroom.
For example, one session we focused on herbs: Vero helped our families to make some amazing rosemary chocolate chip cookie; Robyn taught them how to make soft cuttings of lavender and lemon verbena plants to take home; and Emma made and decorated lavender bags. At the end of the session, we all came together to taste what we had made, discuss what we had learned and write or draw our favourite bits of the day in our Family Saturdays book.
We are sad to say goodbye to our families for this year, but very much looking forward to welcoming old and new back next year with fresh ideas and inspiration. In the meantime, here are some extracts from our book.
See you next year!
“What a wonderful day out! We all had a great time - parents included! The activities have been very educational in a beautiful, creative environment. We will be back!”
“My four and six year olds were both really engaged with the activities. We spent a very relaxing and enjoyable two hours here. Thank you to all the staff for being so good with them.”
“I loved how friendly and helpful everybody was. We got a free plant as well! Thank you!”
“I loved everything that you taught me. I will go home and follow in your lovely footsteps”
“Saturday’s children’s activities have been the highlight of our summer. Apart from the obvious stuff - learning how to bake scones, biscuits and granola bars; make lavender bags; fairy gardens etc - it's the big picture stuff: that my kids are making a connection with the garden and the food we eat, and how the produce from the garden is useful, practical, edible, generous and easy to produce. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“Skip Garden is the perfect antidote to our city urban lifestyles. We’ve loved it and we will definitely be back!”