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FRIDAY FLEDGLINGS – 1 JULY
A WEEKLY OUTDOOR SESSION FOR TODDLERS
JOIN US FOR A FUN AND FRIENDLY SESSION FOR UNDER-5S IN THE FANTASTIC GARDEN AT THE MERL
Discover the benefits of outdoor learning and child-led play! Come and join in with activities inspired by the themes and collections of the museum, enjoy exploring nature, our mud kitchen, water play, sand-pit and more. Each session also includes story-telling, craft activities singing and a snack. Friday Fledglings is run by Charlotte, a local teacher and Level 3 Forest Leader. Sessions are run on weekly pay-as-you-go basis but you will need to book in advance. Bookings open at 12pm on a Friday, one week ahead of the session you’d like to attend. Runs only during RBC school term time. All are welcome to come along: parents, grandparents and childminders!
AGE SUITABILITY AND TICKETS
The session is suitable for children aged approximately 18 months+ but if your child is able to enjoy interacting with the activities you are welcome to join us sooner. We expect that families will purchase at least 1 participating child ticket if they plan to come along to the session. The free adult and non-participating baby tickets are to accompany a participating child ticket and should not be booked without this. Bookings open from 12pm on 24 June.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Payment for the session (£4 per participating child)
- Suitable clothing for you all (wellies and wet-weather gear are recommended). The session will remain outdoors, no matter what the weather does
- Your own drinking water for story time
- We will serve bananas and biscuits as a snack or bring your own if you prefer
Please check the latest safety guidance which is available on our blog.
PARKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR FRIDAY FLEDGLINGS ATTENDEES ON 1 JULY
Due to University of Reading Graduation, Friday Fledgling parking permits will not be valid on the London Road campus on Friday 1 July. Whitegates will be closed and Acacia’s will be available to staff permit holders only on a first come first serve basis.
The MERL carpark will still be available for our visitors, however we encourage you to use alternative transport if possible. Please see our Getting Here page for details.