Thursday, 10 April 2014

Focus on family activities at Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey Community Team members got together last Thursday to share skills to ensure that we have lots of fun activities for visiting families to enjoy.

First off, Helen described the importance and power of stories for children and shared imaginative ideas for storytelling sessions we could run for families. We have some lovely books and masks to help bring stories to life. If you're visiting and would like to join in, ask at Reception to see if there's a storytelling session on that day.

Then Viv had us all peering down microscopes, fascinated by the world of bugs and mini beasts. We could see the scales on a butterfly's wing and the veins in a decaying leaf. Amazing! We have four microscopes in the Discovery Cabin, so find out from Reception if there's a 'mini beast' session planned for the day you are visiting, and head on down to Hoe Fen.


After lunch we cleaned, tidied and restocked our Inspiration Station, the giant wooden fir cone in the Reception area. Philippa has redesigned the resources with an emphasis on reusing materials - so our colourful new bug pots had a previous life as yogurt pots and we're using scrap paper in our drawing books. We have some lovely new crayons too, so why not come along and be inspired to explore Anglesey Abbey and draw something from your visit.


Kate, Community Reporter

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