As we move into autumn, we’re reflecting on our wonderfully green summer. Our aim was was to help families from Bristol and the surrounding areas and their children with additional needs to relax and gain a deeper connection to nature.
We’re incredibly grateful to have received funding from Quartet Community Foundation and Wessex Water Foundation Environmental Fund to provide outdoor learning activities and nature-inspired crafts throughout our summer Saturday play sessions.
Our families enjoyed sculpting seed bombs, creating wormeries, making bug hotels and even natural beauty products. All participants were awarded an ‘I’m an Incredible gardener’ sticker to boost their confidence and encourage further exploration with nature.
A huge thank you also to Real Seeds for generously donated vegetable seeds for our young people to grow.
We’re incredibly grateful to Filton Town Council for helping to fund our Incredible summer, including helping to pay for The Vench Adventure Playground where we’re based, our sensory equipment and our brilliant playworkers.
Every week our playworkers created new and engaging play trays to encourage sensory, imaginative and collaborative play, including a grand wax pellet farm.
Our Incredible Friday play sessions included a hot meal for every kid and in good weather we gathered around the fire pit and toasted s’smores!