‘A brilliant day. The activity was very well organised, set at a level all children could understand, and the programme provider interacted very well with the children.” Wick and Marcross Primary.
All our Foundation Phase programmes aim to instil in our visitors a passion for the natural world and enthusiasm for sustainable living and are specially designed by us to support and enhance any curriculum.
Paths to Maths
Use the natural environment of the National Botanic Garden of Wales as a starting point for practical applications of Maths learning.
Find out about what animals need to survive as you help Tedwen find her friends around the Garden while giving you the chance to engage with the outdoor environment.
Tedwen’s NEW Adventure
This new programme is specially designed to introduce children to different types of relationships by using the characters from our very popular Tedwen’s Adventure. It explores loneliness, bullying, sharing and friendships in a safe and friendly way.
We’re going on a Bear Hunt
We’ve adapted our Bear Hunt to enable you to experience activities in the outdoor learning environment. You can support Science, looking at habitats, Literacy, having fun with the language in the story or Maths, completing challenges along the way. Just let us know what you would like to focus on.
Sowing and Growing
Learn more about seeds and how a plant starts to grow. You will have the opportunity to look at different types of seeds, to look inside a seed and to plant seeds to nurture back in school.
Find out about animals that wriggle and crawl around the Garden; explore where they live, who eats what and how to identify them.
Seasons at the Garden
Nature has important cycles in each of its four seasons; come and experience them here at the Garden. Activities and games help children enjoy the magic, whatever the weather!
Wet and Wonderful
Experience water in all its glory, a safe and exciting day at the Garden exploring fountains, waterfalls, rills, ponds, lakes and water sculptures. Investigate the properties of water and why its needed for life.
Mud Pies, Dens and Wriggly Things
Through story and role play children discover some of the ways in which different mini beasts and other animals live and survive in our woodlands. You will make webs and dens, play the camouflage game and make animals using mud as their modelling clay! We are happy to offer these programmes whatever the weather but some do work best at certain times of the year. Give us a call for advice on planning your visit.
A Caring, Sharing Christmas
Looking at living things in their environment with a seasonal theme, find out how to help Robin Goch and his friends survive the winter. Available November to December.
Come and make Christmas Decorations out of natural materials and learn about the origins of some of our most popular Christmas traditions. Available November to December
Making more of your visit
In addition to the taught programme you will have time to see the largest single span glasshouse in the world, experience a tropical climate, visit the shop and Art Gallery, buzz down to the Apiary to see the bees or take a Welsh Country Walk. We have a variety of trails we can provide to lead you around the Garden; just ask when booking.