Get exploring the world of minibeasts in our beautiful walled garden! Children will take part in a minibeast safari using their senses to look, listen, and feel their way around the garden. Activities also include a bug hotel exercise where children will be encouraged to consider the best materials to build a bug hotel and learn about the importance of keeping the insects and pollinators in our gardens happy.

This session is suitable for EYFS and Key Stage 1 groups

National Curriculum links


Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, and the environment. 

Key Stage 1 Science: 

Year 1 - Working scientifically

  • Observing closely, using simple equipment; Performing simple tests; Identifying and classifying

Year 2 – Living things and their habitat

  • Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other; Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats; Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.