The following activity guides have been developed by Rachel Tomlinson for the Forest of Avon Trust to help groups and families to use their senses to explore and discover natural spaces that have trees growing in them. Whether it is a woodland, park or an open space with a few trees growing these activities can be used during a walk, picnic or as a more formal education session to learn about the natural world.
The first two activities relate to Kingsweston Estate in Northwest Bristol and are set out to be part of a walk to explore some the area around the house. However the spaces to play and explore guide has activities that could be used elsewhere. For more information about Kingsweston Estate, a public park based around a private house that has a cafe and hosts weddings and conferences, there is a new community website being developed.