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Palace explorers: Up and down

Join our creative, hands-on sessions for 2 to 4 year olds and their adults. Each week introduces an exciting new theme to explore.

This term

Join us for a term of Palace explorers with the theme of movement!

Week 3: Up and down
21/22 June

Explore the fountain, river and sluice gate and paint a watery picture.

Week 4: Bees

28/29 June

The bees are busy whizzing from flower to flower, learn how honey is made and create bee art.

Week 5: Toys
5/6 July

Round and round, spinning and rolling. Handle old toys, play Victorian games and make a spinner.

Week 6: Insects

12/13 July

Insects wiggle, squirm and flutter. Discover the tiny world of movement and take home a bug magnet.

Week 7: Horses

19/20 July

Make a hobby horse and gallop across the Palace grounds.

Accompanying adult and babies are free. Please note, children must be accompanied by one adult. All Palace explorers sessions are now held outdoors to adhere to the current Covid-19 guidelines and keep everyone as safe as possible. Indoor sessions will only be held in the event of very poor weather following strict procedures. The group size is now smaller, with only six slots available for each session; in order to keep our group small, only one adult can attend per child. To safely hold Palace explorer sessions we are carefully following guidelines in line with government Covid procedures. This will include hand hygiene, social distancing and limited sharing of resources.