nature garden

Inclusive environmental play sessions for children

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.

Visit Nature Garden

The Oasisplay 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 individual sessions, just turn up! We are open all year round.

Visit Nature Garden

The Oasisplay 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 individual sessions, just turn up! We are open all year round.

INDIVIDUALS

All individual sessions at the garden are free. Children staying for a full day need to bring a packed lunch. No need to book, just turn up!

GROUPS

Environmental education and creative workshops are available for schools, and community groups and the garden is available for booking for private parties.
£165 for 2 hours, £50 deposit required.

PRIVATE BOOKINGS

The Adventure for birthday parties and other private functions.

INDIVIDUALS

All individual sessions at the garden are free. Children staying for a full day need to bring a packed lunch. No need to book, just turn up!

GROUPS

Environmental education and creative workshops are available for schools, and community groups and the garden is available for booking for private parties.
£165 for 2 hours, £50 deposit required.

PRIVATE BOOKINGS

The Adventure for birthday parties and other private functions.

Individual Sessions

After School Environmental Play

Term Time
Monday – Friday 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Holidays
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 get in touch.

After School Environmental Play

Term Time
Monday – Friday 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Holidays
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 get in touch.

Under 5s Nature Play Group

Term time Friday
Session 1: 09:00 – 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!

Under 5s Nature Play Group

Term time Friday
Session 1: 09:00 – 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.

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.

Book Group Sessions

Sessions can be booked Mon-Fri 10am-3pm. For an indication of the sorts of sessions we offer please see below. Sessions are 1.5 hours long and cost £150. All equipment is supplied. There is a maximum of 30 children per School Session and 15 children for the Forest School Session.

School Session With Activity

• QCA science schemes of work come alive, from rocks and soils to plants and habitats and adaptation. Sessions are hands on and participatory offering opportunities for the children to explore the garden for themselves and to learn through games and activities as well as discussion.

• Add a bit of magic to your literacy lessons – from a Flat Stanley Egyptian treasure adventure, to following Stick Man through the woods or Going on a Bear Hunt, the garden is a perfect space for inspiring imaginations.

• Wild about food? Experience outdoor cooking, grow and harvest your own food. Test your sense of smell with different herbs. Plant a seed to take home.

• End of term treat – come enjoy the space and take part in a treasure hunt.

Forest School Session

Positive, challenging and engaging; forest school sessions include activities such as shelter building, tool use, fire lighting, blindfold exploration, species identification and team games. Whilst containing many explicit links to the national curriculum, and teaching participants much about the world around them, the primary focus is on raising self-esteem and understanding, developing group work skills and contributing to physical and mental well-being.

All sessions include achievable challenges, a mix of individual and group activities, and provide the child with something to take home or back to school to stimulate conversation. Whole classes can be catered for but best results and more physically challenging activities are achieved with groups of up to 15. Sessions run for 1.5 hours and cost £150.

“Forest School  is my favourite kind of school” (yr 3 pupil, Larkhall Primary School).

School Session With Activity

• QCA science schemes of work come alive, from rocks and soils to plants and habitats and adaptation. Sessions are hands on and participatory offering opportunities for the children to explore the garden for themselves and to learn through games and activities as well as discussion.

• Add a bit of magic to your literacy lessons – from a Flat Stanley Egyptian treasure adventure, to following Stick Man through the woods or Going on a Bear Hunt, the garden is a perfect space for inspiring imaginations.

• Wild about food? Experience outdoor cooking, grow and harvest your own food. Test your sense of smell with different herbs. Plant a seed to take home.

• End of term treat – come enjoy the space and take part in a treasure hunt.

Forest School Session

Positive, challenging and engaging; forest school sessions include activities such as shelter building, tool use, fire lighting, blindfold exploration, species identification and team games. Whilst containing many explicit links to the national curriculum, and teaching participants much about the world around them, the primary focus is on raising self-esteem and understanding, developing group work skills and contributing to physical and mental well-being.

All sessions include achievable challenges, a mix of individual and group activities, and provide the child with something to take home or back to school to stimulate conversation. Whole classes can be catered for but best results and more physically challenging activities are achieved with groups of up to 15. Sessions run for 1.5 hours and cost £150.

“Forest School  is my favourite kind of school” (yr 3 pupil, Larkhall Primary School).

Get In Touch

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or would like to know more please get in touch. 

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Nature Garden Update

Afterschool Club: Mon-Fr 3-5.30pm

We are now fully booked for our afterschool club. Spaces have been divided between our regular members who most frequently access the garden. They are booked until October half term where we will review. 

We cannot have any parents or carers on site during this session therefore we cannot have any under 5s attending the afterschool. These families will be prioritised for the Saturday sessions and have access to the Tuesday and Friday Under 5s sessions.

If you have any questions please contact Rebecca on: education@oasisplay.org.uk

Under 5s Activity Club (Tuesdays)

-Times 10-11.30am
-6 families to attend which will be pre-booked
-No cooking- will be forest school based activities 
-£2 donation 
-For more information and to book contact: under5s@oasisplay.org.uk

Under 5s Stay and Play (Fridays)

-Will be split into two time slots with 6 families attending in each timeslot
Group A- 9-10.30am
Group B- 11-12.30pm
-£2 donation
-For more information and to book contact Marisa on: marisa@oasisplay.org.uk

 Community Saturdays:

-Families with Under 5s will be prioritised 
-Will be split into two time slots with 6 families attending in each timeslot
Morning slot- 10.30-1pm
Afternoon slot- 1.30-4pm
For more information and to book contact Rebecca on: education@oasisplay.org.uk

33 Priory Grove, London SW8 2PD 020 7622 8756 info@oasisplay.org.uk oasisplay.org.uk

National Lockdown UPDATE

During lockdown we will be delivering a limited range of services across our three sites.
(Oasis Nature garden, Oasis Adventure Playground and Oasis Karting Project)

All services are permissible under the guidelines issued by Public Health England.

 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november 

We will be delivering:

  • Respite play sessions for disabled children and young people
  • Support and activity sessions for vulnerable young people
  • Support and activity sessions for vulnerable children and those requiring childcare
  • Support and educational sessions for parents with children under 5 years old
  • Educational activities for school and groups

All sessions are pre-booked and accommodate a very limited and targeted group of children, young people and families.

Oasis Adventure Playground and Inclusion Project

 

                                                                                                              3.00p.m – 6.00p.m

Mon

Closed

Tues

Closed

Wed

Inclusive After School Club        

Thurs

Inclusive After School Club       

Fri

Inclusive After School Club        

Sat

Inclusive Play session                                                                      10.30a.m – 4.00p.m


Oasis Karting Project

 

                                                                                                             4.00p.m – 7.00p.m

Mon

Closed

Tues

Pit Stop Youth support session          

Wed

Pit Stop Youth support session  

Thurs

Kart Maintenance and Youth support session 

Fri

Kart Maintenance and Youth Support Session     

Sat

Closed

Oasis Nature Garden

 

a.m 

p.m

      3.00p.m – 5.30p.m

Mon

 

Education visit

 

Tues

Under 5s Forest School

   

Wed

Education visit

 

After School Club

Thurs

Education visit

Education visit

After School Club

Fri

Under 5s groups

 

After School Club

Sat

Closed

   

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