Earlier this week I took the Purple children to visit Yeo Valley. I have visited Yeo Valley a few times before which you can read about here and here. The Yeo Valley headquarters, farm and gardens are in the Mendips and it’s a wonderful place to to visit so I was really pleased to be able to take my children there for the first time.
Yeo Valley are currently running an on pack promotion with The Woodland Trust. We were invited to go, take part in some woodland activities and learn more about the collaboration.
“Mummy I need leaf”. Wonder Girl took the business of leaf hunting very seriously.
“I need an expert in bugs” Robo Boy was keen to catch a mini beast to put in his collection pot.
The children did leaf hunting, mini beast hunting, shelter building and wand making as well as having a good old run about in a great big field. As regular readers will know I believe that this is the stuff of childhood. Preserving our outdoor spaces for future generations to enjoy is really important to me, so I’m pleased to promote the collaboration between Yeo Valley and The Woodland Trust.
Basically on special pots there are codes which can be entered here on the Yeo Valley site if you’re lucky you’ll win your very own tree. You can either plant the tree yourself or donate it to The Woodland Trust who will plant it for you. In total Yeo Valley will give away 10000 trees, which I think is brilliant.
Also on this page you can download some free Woodland Trust nature detective activities to keep your little nature lover busy over the summer holidays. You can find your local woodland to visit using the postcode finder, and you can even get some recipes for making a perfect woodland picnic.
The Purple family will definitely be spending some time in our local woodland this summer. I would absolutely recommend that you do too.
*Disclosure: Yeo Valley and The Woodland Trust put on a wonderful day for my children and I, free of charge. I am happy to promote anything which results in the planting of more trees.