Back to Nature Special ūüĆĪ Friday 22 May

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Here are lots of exciting and interesting activities for you to try with your family or at your school, and to share with your friends.  There's something for everyone.

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Here's a selection of fun activities for you and your family...

RHS grow at home

Get planting with the Royal Horticultural Society

Grow at Home is a campaign by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to get everyone planting, and maybe bring a bit of the outside, inside, to cheer us all up at this time. They have daily ideas to make the most of spring and a range of activities to get the family gardening. Lee Hunt, the principle horticultural advisor for RHS also shares his houseplant care tips.

 Grow at home >   House plant tips >

Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show and school gardening club

The world’s greatest flower show has gone digital, with a line up of world leading designers, plant experts and plenty of opportunities to pick up practical gardening advice. There are also garden tours and potting bench demonstrations. The event is free but open to donations and available until tomorrow, Saturday 23 May.

Chelsea Flower Show >

Updated daily, this web page provides ideas and activities to get children gardening. Content includes an interview with British astronaut Tim Peake, and guests who discuss his 2016 rocket seed experiments on the International Space Station which resulted in one of the biggest science experiments of its kind.

 School gardening club >

Back to nature

Back to nature activity cards

The RHS has collaborated with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge to create a set of activity cards aimed at inspiring children to engage with nature and to get them into gardening.

Back to nature >

Bird song

Song Bird Identifier

With less cars on the road you may be able to hear more birds where you live. Wouldn’t it be great to identify a bird just by listening to its song? Listen to bird songs from your window, in a garden or during your time out of the house each day. 

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has collected audio recordings from common birds found in your local area - see if you can recognise any.

Tune in >

And remember...

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn

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The Healthy Lives Team want to support you with all aspects of health and wellbeing. We will be sending you regular newsletters that will be relevant whether you are at home with your children, working from home or at school. 

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Coronavirus updates and advice

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Stay at home

More on staying healthy, happy and entertained at home

In addition to the highlights featured here, the council has put together a whole host of resources to help families and individuals stay happy, healthy and entertained while they spend more time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From online Idea Store materials to educational activities, learning a new skill or hobby, taking a virtual museum or zoo tour, keeping fit or just having pure fun, we've got it all in one place.

More activities and resources >

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