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During February half term why not get the kids out of the house for the day to let off some steam with a wild wood adventure at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Spot the birds feasting in the bird hide or having a splash on Studley lake. Spend a couple of hours getting stuck into family crafts in Swanley Grange and make some wild and woolly decorations.

Get crafty in Swanley Grange

You might have guessed by the name 'grange' but Swanley Grange is an old farm, which used to support the monks who lived at the abbey. They had lots of sheep and the wool made the abbey very rich. Today you can visit these old grange buildings to learn more about its past, all the different types of wool and have a go at some wild and woolly crafts for yourself.

Bring friends and family to the workshop at Swanley Grange to get creative. Drop in to enjoy this family activity making wintery decorations and sculptures out of sticks and wool.

Come along to Swanley Grange to make your own staff. Choose your stick carefully to create your very own staff. Our volunteers will be on hand to help you cut off any extra branches and smooth it down.

Clay Faces

Follow the clay faces trail. Discover ten faces peeking and peering from the trees around the estate. Look closely to see if you can find them all!

Build A Den

Come to Build a Den. On Tuesday 19 and Tuesday 26 February come by the den building area in the play area to see if you can build a waterproof den! There will be tarps and lots of sticks to use and we will be testing your creations with a watering can once you've finished!

Make a clay face.

Come to get creative with clay in the great outdoors. Squish and squash the clay into a face using a tree as your base. Give your face moss hair and twiggy eyebrows. Will your face be happy or sad? Will it have a big nose and ears? You decide!Come along to the den building area on Saturday 23 February and Saturday 2 March to get involved.

Don't miss the playground

No adventure would be complete without a thorough test of the play ground. Swing as high as you can, climb all over a wooden abbey and zoom down the zipwire!

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