Explore the great outdoors at the Alan Shearer Centre

1 August 2013

Looking for insects

Marvel at the wonders of nature with us as we launch our regular nature trails for children around the grounds and gardens at the Alan Shearer Centre.

We are inviting children to come with us to look for crawly creatures, smell the fabulous flowers and listen out for our visiting woodpecker in the Centre’s grounds on Mondays throughout the summer from 12 August. There will be some nature inspired storytelling and songs as well as the chance to create some crafty collages and artwork from any stones, leaves and feathers found along the way.

The Centre’s gardener, Shaun Hudson, advises visitors to take a look at the raised beds in the sensory garden where blocks of different red, blue, white and yellow flowers are now in bloom.
“The herb garden with mint, lemon verbena and lavender are great for people to come and sniff,” he says. “There’s supposed to be a plant that smells like chocolate too!”

To book a place on the nature trails contact the Centre on 0191 267 8118.

Check out all the other activities and entertainment at the Centre throughout August too!