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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

       Seasons – Foundation Stage

A day’s programme does not necessarily include all the listed activities and can be adapted to suit individual needs and requirements. Normally we fit in three - five activities during your visit.

Activities Learning objective: the children should learn...
Season hoops
  • about how the cycle of the seasons and changes in the weather affect plants and animals.
Leaf sort
  • to appreciate the wide variety of different colours and shapes of leaves.
Bird’s breakfast
  • to identify a variety of fruits and seeds.
Bud hunt
  • to make careful observations about the changes occurring to plants in the spring.
Curtains up
  • to produce a class hanging structure created from natural objects.
Colour palettes
  • to look carefully at the variety of colours found on different parts of plants.
Colour strips
  • about the range of different coloured and textured materials found in the Gardens by collecting items to create an individual coloured strip.
Estate Agents
  • to consider the needs and requirements of animals when building a home for them in the Gardens.
Leaf match
  • to observe carefully the wide range of leaves in the Gardens (shape, colour and texture).
Scavenger hunt
  • that there are seasonal changes by collecting a variety of objects.


Sessions times

  • 10am to 2.30pm
    with a break for a picnic lunch at 12pm in or near the Education Centre

Suggested pre-visit activities

  • Discuss what a season is and be familiar with the four seasons

Booking your visit