30 Days Wild Week 3 Update!

Week 3! Wow it’s going by so fast!

This week we had planned to give all of our visitors an opportunity to explore our secret orchard, however thanks to the rain we were unable to complete many journeys around the orchard, but hopefully people will be interested in exploring it another time when the weather is better.


This week we made some lovely natural flower bouquets using leaves, grass and flowers from the ELHAP garden.


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Our adults also spread some wildflower seeds around the garden with the hope that some lovely brightly coloured flowers will begin to spring up by next year.


Finally a bug hunt took place in the garden. We found many different insects hiding under logs, on leaves and flowers. We managed to find  some slugs, snails, spiders, woodlice and more!!!


As we roll into week 4 we have more big things planned including: Wild flower identifying, natural face masks, another bug hunt, Bird feeder making and trying to make a stinging nettle tea!

Should be a good week!


30 Days Wild Week Two!!!

Here it is the second of our 30 Days Wild blog for the month of June!

This week we have been busy with a wide array of different wild activities.

We have made daisy chains, Butterfly artwork and butterfly chrysalis’, gone on a long, long nature walk in the sunshine, created our own wildlife quiz, eaten our lunch on our bird watching deck, splashed about in the rain and explored our own orchard with a nature scavenger hunt!

Next week we will be using our orchard a lot more as it is our Orchard Week for all of our friends that visit us from our local schools! Hopefully the weather remains so everyone can have a fantastic opportunity to explore our secret wilderness!

We hope you enjoy the pictures of our second wild week of adventure!!!


Butterfly session!!!

Random wild sightings of the week!

This weeks wild art work!


May/June half term update!

Just a quick update for everyone about last weeks amazing May/June half term playscheme!

It was a great week, although it was very quiet we managed to have four fantastic days of fun mess and the usual ELHAP chaos!

Great fun was had by all and below are some photos to show what we got up to, ENJOY!!!!

30 Days Wild Week One – Lets Begin!

Last Wednesday marked the start of one whole month of ELHAP going wild as part of the 30 Days Wild challenge.

For the entire month of June ELHAP will be going wild and adventurous with all things nature related.

This is what we got up to in the first 3 days!

Wednesday 3rd June! –¬†International Mud Day!

What a day of mud, mess and mayhem! What started as a nice sensory session descended into a full on mud slinging event. It was amazingly squishy and squelchy but so much fun to throw mud at one of the walls in the playground.

ELHAP at the start of the day!


ELHAP at the end of the day!


Thursday 4th June – Giant art explosion!

On Thursday we took to the ELHAP garden for some giant art creation. This also quickly descended into a flurry of paint throwing shenanigans which has now made our back fence look rather more interesting! And the most important thing is that everyone had fun doing it!


Friday 5th June – Sensory Playdough!

On Friday we made some interesting playdough filled with some sweet smelling sensory scents including, rosemary, mint leaves, cinnamon and vanilla. Not only was smashing, bashing, cutting and kneading the dough great fun it also smelt amazing!


Overall it was a great start to this years 30 days wild extravaganza we have plenty more to come over the next few weeks so keep checking back to see what we are getting up to!

Feel free to share your wild adventures with us too!