Herald - Issue 427

Page 48 • The HERALD • 4th August 2022 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES v KIDS ZONE We have created a stimulating & fun environment which sparks imaginative play, exploration & discovery! From walkers to whenever they no longer want to role play are welcome to just love being whatever they “wanna be” – a fireman, a hairdresser, a vet, a café owner or shop assistant. Accompanying adults are welcome to role play or just relax with a cuppa, happy in the knowledge that role play teaches emotional intelligence, co-operation & problem solving, boosts self-esteem & stimulates creativity. We recommend booking in advance as we limit our session number to give the best experience. Book your session now at: iwannabe.co.uk i wanna be… in a bed push race! Sta from Romsey based i wanna be role play village recently took part in the Romsey Bed Push in the run up to Romsey Carnival. eir bed was brightly decorated with balloons and other party decorations and the whole team were ttingly dressed in role play costumes representing the di erent playhouses including a princess, a vet, a chef, a police lady and re ghter! e team had to push their bed through the streets of Romsey and were ambushed by obstacles including a colour run, cream pies, and being hosed down by the Fire Brigade! e i wanna be… bed did better than most and survived it to the nish line even though their bed began to break on the nal stretch! i wanna be owner Katie comments: “My team were brilliant and really got in to the dressing up but we couldn’t have done it without my brother who did a great job building our bed! It was a brilliant event run by Romsey Carnival 2022 and we are already planning our theme for next year and will start training in January (maybe!!)” After the race! Lining up ready to go! Copythorne Pre-School’s Wild Play Area opens Copythorne Pre-School has opened a new wild play area for all children in the local area to play in the great outdoors and learn more about nature. e play area is situated at Copythorne Parish Hall on Pollards Moor Lane in Copythorne. It features a garden, large wooden play train, mud kitchen, water play and more. Copythorne Pre-school Farming Fun for Everyone During Summer School Holidays Longdown Activity Farm is a fantastic day out for the whole family. A daily schedule of farming activities includes kid goat and calf bottle-feeding, duck feeding, and meeting small animals such as baby chicks, rabbits, and guinea pigs in the brilliant Animal Encounter Barn. ere are lots of other friendly animals to see around the farm including cows, alpacas, Pygmy goats, donkeys and ponies, pigs, ducks, chickens, and geese, plus lots of babies, large and small. To keep visitors and team members safe Longdown Activity Farm continues to observe some sensible Covid-safety measures. All visitors, including season ticket holders, are required to pre-book tickets on the Longdown website. Calf feeding at Longdown Activity Farm e area is used by the 20+ two to four year olds who use the thriving charity pre-school. Outside of pre-school hours the play area can be used by other children until 8pm. e area was introduced to give the children an allyear-round area to play outside and learn about nature and gardening. is is crucial as children increasingly spend more time inside in their home lives. e play area was funded by grants from New Forest National Park Authority’s Sustainable Communities Fund, Cllr Edward Heron and Tesco community fund. Fundraising by the pre-school also contributed. e pre-school is open on Mondays 8.30am to 12.30pm and Tuesday to Friday from 8.30am to 3pm. To enquire about a place for your child please email: copythornepreschool@hotmail.com Lepe are seeking young explorers to join them on a bear hunt around the sensory garden! Enjoy a story and bear hunt with a member of sta on Thursday 18th August, 10.30am to 11.30am. Pre-booking essential, please phone 023 8089 9108 or email: lepe.enquiries@hants.gov.uk to secure your place. Suitable for 3 years and up, adult supervision required. Please note dogs aren’t allowed in the sensory garden or conservation area. We’re going on a bear hunt; we’re going to catch a big one… we’re not scared here at Lepe! Don’t forget to take your own teddy bear along. Lepe into a Bear Hunt Play away in the Piglets Play Barn – a large undercover area tted with numerous interactive activities and piggy-themed fun from oor to ceiling, which will have your children squealing with delight. ere are plenty of chairs and tables for the grown-ups to put their trotters up and enjoy a drink and a tasty snack from the Tea Room while they keep an eye on their little ones. Don’t miss the popular (and very bumpy!) tractor and trailer ride – there’s no extra charge (ground conditions permitting). Children will enjoy the Pitchfork and Putt crazy golf course* as well as the large outdoor play area. ere is plenty of other playtime fun, including trampolines, ride-on toy tractors, go-karts, diggers*, and Go Quackers. e tearoom and kiosk, serving drinks and snacks, has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. ere is also a gi shop, nappy changing and quiet room. Longdown Activity Farm is proud to o er a Changing Room facility complete with an adult-sized changing bed and li ing hoist for visitors with assisted needs. e Longdown Farm Shop has a large range of delicious locally sourced produce, and the Chicken Shack is stocked with plenty of poultry feed and equipment. ere is no charge to visit the Farm Shop, which is open to visitors and non-visitors of the Activity Farm. Open daily – 10am to 5pm *Small extra charge. ere is still plenty of time to join 2022 e Summer Reading Challenge which is running until 17th September. It’s a great way to share stories and encourage reading throughout the summer holidays, a time when children’s reading skills can sometimes dip.  e theme of the challenge this year is Gadgeteers. Join Eddie, Leo, Ajay, Maggie, Aisha and James and discover the amazing science and innovation behind the world around you! You can sign up at your local, Hampshire library, or online, then read or listen to any six books to earn a certi cate and medal. Hythe Library will also be having weekly fun cra s throughout the summer holidays, so keep your eyes peeled for further details on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/hythelibrary. Summer Reading Challenge 2022 – Gadgeteers!