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Little Mouse Explores activity packs
August 24, 2021 - September 5, 2021


August 24, 2021
September 5, 2021
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Range of Friday Fledgling activity packs

Range of Little Mouse Explores activity packs (24 Aug – 5 Sept)

Before we can begin Friday Fledglings sessions again, Charlotte and Fong, our Friday Fledglings session leaders, have been working hard to develop some new weekly-changing activity packs, which are available to purchase at our museum shop for £2.

This summer Little Mouse has been having lots of fun exploring the wonderful creatures and plants that live and grow in The MERL garden. For the next two weeks there will be a variety of all the Explorer packs to choose from. Each contains a story featuring Little Mouse and activities to help you explore The MERL garden. Packs also include stickers and some crafts to take home.

Remember that to visit the museum or garden advance booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

Why are we not running led sessions yet?

We are not yet ready to relaunch Friday Fledglings in its pre-COVID 19 format. Although most of the session is outdoors, we want to feel confident that we are keeping our visitors, staff and volunteers as safe as possible and we would prefer not to run a bookable group that is so small, it excludes lots of our families.

At the moment we feel that the most important thing is to encourage you to explore the MERL garden and provide you with activities that you can do both onsite and when you return home, inspired by our Fledglings and Forest School ethos.

Meeting other families

We know that you and your children have missed out on social interaction with old and new friends and it is really important that we can continue to try and connect you to each other. You are welcome to meet up with friends to do these activities together (ensuring you are following the government guidelines on social contact). If you are keen to make some new friends, you could try posting in our Facebook group and arrange to meet another family in the garden.

*we are unable to provide shared equipment such as scissors and pencils at the museum. If you want to do all the activities at The MERL, please bring your own equipment.