Come and join in with a wide range of environmental arts and crafts activities, build dens, cook and grow fruits and vegetables, do woodwork, go on a bug safari, pond dip, take part in treasure hunts and camp fires. We are an amazing space in the heart of Stockwell with woods, meadow, vegetable patch and ponds to explore.
The Oasis Nature Garden provides: free, supervised, inclusive environmental play sessions for children aged 5-12 after school, and in the school holidays; weekly term time sessions for under 5s and their parent/carers; and community Saturdays. Young people aged 15-16 are welcome to become young volunteers. Children under the age of 5 are welcome with a parent/carer over the age of 16 during all our sessions. There is no need to book, just turn up! We are open all year round.
Environmental education and creative workshops are available for schools, and community groups and the garden is available for booking for private parties. See the “bring a group” page for details: http://oasisplay.org.uk/bring-a-group/
After School Environmental Play Sessions Times
Term Time: Monday – Friday (3:30 pm – 5:30 pm)
Holidays: Please get in touch for details: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are open most school holidays for play sessions 10:30am -4pm with the exception of the Christmas holidays and the last week of the summer holidays (August 29th – Sept 2nd) when we will be closed.
All children staying for a full day visit need to bring a packed lunch. We are mainly an outdoor space (though we do also have a small building) so please ensure your child is dressed appropriately. We can provide wellies for muddy play.
As with after school club, free places are offered on a first come basis, on the day, until we reach capacity, if you need to book a place during holidays, or need childcare for extended hours, some spaces can be reserved for a moderate cost, for further details please contact email@example.com
Saturdays: 10:30 – 4pm – see below
Under 5s Nature Play Group
Term time Friday
Session 1: 9 – 10:15 am
Session 2: 10:30 – 11:45 am
Please check holiday dates as this group runs during school term time only. You are welcome to join in with any other activities on site, please call or email for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: Our maximum number of children who can be left supervised by our staff is 25 (based on full staffing). For the under 5s group we also limit numbers to 25 children because of the limits on our space. We can become very busy and when we have reached capacity we are not able to allow any more children on to site and therefore may not be able to let you in. Please arrive early to ensure you get a place!
Saturday Community Days
10:30am – 4pm year round
The Nature Garden will be open for all to enjoy. This means we will not be taking responsibility for unaccompanied children, but adults will now be able to enjoy the garden too! Come picnic, pond dip, garden, cook, potter, read the paper or join in with workshops teaching woodwork, gardening, bush craft skills and more.
In the mornings we operate a gardening club teaching and enjoying organic gardening and gardening for wildlife. In the afternoons we offer free workshops focusing on a wide variety of skills.