Stay & Play Sessions at Hampden Children’s Centre and St Pancras Community Association


March the 26th marks the beginning of Spring. Warmer and longer days are full of possibilities to get out there and enjoy the natural world.

Get out and about in your local green space to see how nature is waking up.

Did you know Camden has lots of parks, gardens and squares for you to enjoy, so trying somewhere new close to you is a great excuse to get out and about. Find out all about them on Camden Council website.

Camden is also home to these world famous parks and green spaces:


Download this free nature treasure hunt checklist from Little Owls Resources. Focus on the smells, sounds and nature around you.



Plant some seeds for Summer flowers

This is a great way for children to learn about plants and their life cycles. You don’t need any fancy plant equipment. Take a look here to see what to plant in each month.



There’s also lots of Spring things to make and do at CBEEBIES including Spring Crafts and you can watch how Ranger Hamza and the Ramblers discover how seeds play such an important role in the environment – Watch Here

Spring Easter crafts on pink background. bright coloured wreath and pink egg with chick inside


Make a Spring nature display, tray or box.

On your next trip to the park or on your way to school or nursery let your little one collect some of the things they see and bring them home to examine. Look for: different types of leaves, sticks, stones, flowers and if you have a magnifying glass they can explore the natural world in a whole new way. Add any toys that might represent spring such as bees, butterflies and bugs. This one from the Imagination Tree is a great example. If you don’t have a table you can make a nature box. It’s also excellent for sensory play

Spring exploration table with natural materials and art work


However you explore spring have a great time!

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