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Rye Harbour - Nature Tots Taster Day (14/07/2021) Wednesday, 14th July 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday 14 July 2021  – with Natasha

Suitable for children aged 3 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Do you have a little one who likes playing outdoors? Curious about nature? Would like to find out more about bugs, birds, and beasties? Why not bring them along to a FREE taster of our Nature Tots programme on Wednesday 14 July. Regular weekly sessions will start up again in September 2021.

Our activities will connect with the natural environment, providing a wonderful opportunity for your little ones to experience and learn from nature. Children and parents will be engaged in hands-on outdoor activities themed around wildlife in a coastal setting. The sessions will encourage independent learning and team working – all of which will help to boost communication skills, problem solving, physical development and creativity. This is child-led learning and the role of the accompanying adults is to assist the Tots in doing as much of the task for themselves as possible.

We go outside rain or shine, so please dress for the weather and be ready to get wet and muddy! We sometimes build shelters and also have a quick shelter in case of showers. It is essential that the children are appropriately dressed as the temperature can be a little cooler on the nature reserve due to the sea breeze; long trousers and stout shoes or boots are recommended. So why not come along and give it a go!

To book your place please email [email protected]


As you are aware, the Coronavirus pandemic means that we have to be extremely careful about taking care of the health and wellbeing of all staff, volunteers and participants at our events.  We will provide a bottle of sanitiser so all attendees (staff, volunteers, parents and children) must thoroughly sanitise their hands before and after the session, and during as required.  We will facilitate activities in order that separate households can maintain social distancing as much as is practically possible, while enjoying their time with us.

Our social distancing guidelines are being reviewed regularly; Numbers will be restricted to help facilitate social distancing between staff, volunteers and family groups. The responsibility for managing distancing of their self and their child remains with the accompanying adult. We reserve the right to adjust our social distancing measures in the light of Government advice and Sussex Wildlife Trust Policy. 

Adults will be required to wear a face covering for short periods of time while engaged in tasks which require working close to another adult, such as bracing wood while their child is sawing. We reserve the right to ask participants to leave the group if they do not comply with our terms and conditions so we ask that you please read the following information carefully BEFORE booking

Meeting point:  Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - Meet at the new Discovery Centre  Rye Harbour car park, Rye Harbour, TN31 7TX

Parent Comment:

‘I wanted to send an email to say a sincere thank you. Amber and I are absolutely loving Nature Tots with you.  We are both learning so much!  The opportunity for Amber to use a saw, a drill, proper binoculars and a telescope is wonderful.  She had no trouble at all tackling the drill with her Dad, to build our compost bin at the allotment ;-) Thank you also for remembering, and being so thoughtful as to find a vegetarian alternative to marshmallows for Amber.  You really are awesome!  Can’t wait for the next session’.  Dianne