Saturday, 14 December 2019

Festive Stick Man Thurs 19 and Sat 21 Dec at Martineau Gardens

Activity trail featuring popular picture book character encourages children to learn outdoors
Dates:Thurs 19 December, 10am – 12 noon, Thurs 19 December, 1pm  – 3pm
Sat 21 December, 10am – 12noon, Sat 21 December, 1pm – 3pm
Venue: Martineau Gardens, 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UG.
Cost: Thurs 19 Dec, £6.60 per child;     Sat 21 Dec, £11 per child advance booking essential
Come to Martineau Gardens this December a special festive family Stick Man event. There are four times to choose from - each begins with a showing of the Stick Man film in the cosy Pavilion, with a drink and a biscuit. Accompany your child on the Stick Man Trail around the gardens and woodland, and finish by making a Stick Man Christmas tree decoration to take home. (Sat 21 Dec, at a higher price, includes a small plush Stick Man toy.) Sessions are led by Juliette Green, our Education Officer. This is a family learning event with plenty of fun and play along the way. 
Activities suitable for children aged three to seven years. Supervised children only.
Tickets & info: Advance booking essential                   
Cost: Thurs 19 Dec, £6 per child;         Sat 21 Dec, £10 per child
About Martineau Gardens:
Martineau Gardens is open daily 10am – 4pm (except Sunday and Bank holidays), entry is free (except for Special Events)
Martineau Gardens is a thriving independently run charity in Edgbaston: volunteers (many of whom have mental health issues and learning disabilities) care for the Gardens, hundreds of school children come to learn about the environment and Birmingham people (now in their thousands) visit the Gardens annually to enjoy its peace and tranquillity.
The Gardens, though only two miles from Birmingham city centre, are a green oasis teeming with wildlife. There’s plenty to enjoy within the two and a half-acre organically maintained garden, including the new Courtyard Garden, woodland (with SLINC status), glass houses, formal gardens, orchard, vegetable plots, wildflower meadow, a nature trail, a bird hide, a children’s ‘shipwreck’ play area and more.  Hot and cold drinks are served from the Pavilion, for a which a donation is welcomed.
About the Stick Man Trail:
We are one of a very select group of city farms, community gardens and care farms in the UK that have been chosen to host a Stick Man trail, which have been created by Social Farms & Gardens, the UK wide charity supporting communities farm, garden and grow together. Find out more about Social Farms& Gardens via  
The Stick Man trail (installed thanks to the support of Magic Light Pictures) is based on the much-loved Stick Man picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The self-guided trail offers an interactive learning experience for three to seven year olds and has been designed to help children go on their own adventure with the character. Brightly coloured boards featuring Stick Man and other characters from the picture book will be used alongside an activity pack, with children able to claim a Stick Man Trail Certificate for completing the trail. Festive Stick Man Family Sessions are an additional activity, a special event, for which an admission is charged.


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