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)
Easter holiday program: Tue 26th – Friday 29th May (10:30 am – 4 pm) We are going on trips Wed-Fri – booking required.
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.
Saturdays: during term time only (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), and we can only take 8 children aged 5 on any given session. 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
Term time only – 10:30am – 4pm
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.