Aldingbourne Trust - Messy Play Was A Big Hit

Aldingbourne Trust – Messy Play Was A Big Hit

Parents and toddlers enjoyed a ‘Messy Play’ session, with activities with paints, play dough, water beads and edible materials. The 45 minute session allowed the children to explore their senses through touch and sight. Ginette Keet, our pre-school coordinator said “The sessions are aimed at giving your child the opportunity to mould and manipulate materials. This has an enormous impact on your child’s cognitive, creative and physical development.”

We also hosted a ‘Music and Movement’ class, where children participated in singing, dancing, games and instruments in a fun and lively class. Ginette explained, “this class is structured to fully support your child’s development in a fun and engaging way. During the session children will sing, dance play games and be provided with opportunities to enhance their confidence and self – esteem with child led activities.”

Louise Walker from Bognor Regis said “My daughter had so much fun, the messy play was a big hit and she really loved the music and dance too!”

“My little girl took part in some of the new pre-school sessions today and we can’t wait to book in September as they were brilliant!” said Sarah Jones from Chichester.

We will be launching our Pre-School activities from September in our newly decorated pre-school activities room. Spaces are pre-book only, so please visit our website to secure your space today. Each pre-school session is priced at £6 per child, (£5.50 for members) which includes one adult. If you wish to explore the rest of the Country Centre on your visit, you can purchase a wrist band to visit our onsite activities.

We currently have a competition running for your chance to win an Annual Family Membership to our Country Centre, all you have to do is pre-book one of our activities by the 31st August. Visit our Facebook page @AldingbourneTrust for more information.

The Aldingbourne Country Centre is open everyday from 10am until 4.30pm. With an open farm, ride-on tractors, maze, mini golf, soft play, sand and water play, wooden train and castle play area, and delicious locally sourced and home-cooked food in our own onsite café which features an indoor slide.

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