Information / Open Day – for families with children who have additional needs.
This is a long message but important so please read 🙂 thank you in advance.
One of the most common questions I get asked is ‘do you hold any separate sessions / special events for children with additional needs?’ My answer is always the same, that the sessions run at the garden are designed to be suitable for everyone.I opened Plant & Play with the objective of creating a fun and educational environment that is accessible to everyone! A place where families can spend time together in a relaxed and welcoming premises with myself on hand to answer questions, provide activities and make your visit as fun as I can! I personally believe that children should have the opportunity to play together in a warm and friendly environment with no segregation. However I fully appreciate that not all children with additional needs will be comfortable in this situation. It might be due to aspects of sensory processing or maybe your child has more complex medical needs which would prevent them from attending.
This is a subject that I have spent a long time researching, whilst also attending various training courses and information events through Disability Sport NI. However I am NOT an expert, and advertising that I am hosting a play session specifically for families with children with additional needs at this stage would be wrong. Every child is different and the experts are you, the parents and carers! Nobody knows your child better than you!
I have many families visiting the garden with children who have additional needs, they attend the sessions and really enjoy themselves! Others prefer to book as a larger group and have a private session as a special treat for their regular group members. Some of the kids give me a real run for my money testing my Makaton skills (which are currently terrible but I am trying to learn!). I have Makaton signs all around to both remind me and help me communicate with the kids. It also helps everyone attending to learn basic signs too.
The building is accessible by wheelchair with ramps to rooms and the garden. I have the Space to Change Level 1 for the bathroom providing large, cushioned floor mats which stop you having to change a child on the toilet floor. Plus a privacy curtain should you need to keep the door open.
So maybe you have seen the garden advertised but are afraid to visit as you don’t know what to expect, or you worry it might not be suitable for your child. This afternoon is for you! Pop along, say hello, check it out and meet me. I will try to answer any questions you may have, as well as this being an opportunity for me to learn from you – the parents and carers 🙂
Thank you for reading this and if you have any questions please just ask 🙂
Update 07.12.16 – The NEARLY NEW YEAR PARTY is BACK!!! This is always a very popular event with limited spaces so very early booking is advised!! Click here to book. If you are wondering why it is on the 30th and not the 31st then wonder no more…..my birthday is on the 31st and my family force me to take a day off lol
Payment is required in full for this event. Please click here to book and you will be sent an email with a link for payment.
Prices: £7.00 per child (age3+), £5.00 per child (2-), £2.00 per adult ***very young babies are free.
Update 02.12.16 ******2017 BIRTHDAY PARTY SPECIAL OFFER*****
SAVE £15.00 FOR ANY PARTY PACKAGE BOOKED FOR 2017!!!
SAVE £20.00 PER PARTY IF BOOKING 2 DATES IN 2017!!
It is coming close to Christmas and here is my gift to you!! Please share with your friends / family!
With 4 party packages to choose from and suitable for ages 3-11, there is something for everyone at Plant & Play Wildlife Garden in Bangor.
T&C’s (PLEASE READ) – This offer is valid to all parties booked in 2017. A deposit must be paid by 31.12.2016 to recieve the £15.00 discount off the remaining balance. The remaining balance is due on the day of the party. The deposit will be either £20.00 or £40.00 depending on the party package booked. Please follow the PARTY PACKAGE LINK BELOW for full details on each package available.
Please have a browse through our party packages and CLICK HERE TO CONTACT or call Vikki on 07832951856 to check if the date you require is available.
PARTY PACKAGE LINK – https://plantandplay.co.uk/birthday-parties/
Thank you to my customers of previous parties for allowing me to share their photos.
18.12.16 – Ho-Ho-Hold on…..who’s coming to Plant & Play??
One MASSIVE CHRISTMAS FAIR event! Sunday 18th December – 1pm to 4pm
Meet Santa and his reindeer, go shopping at the indoor fair for all beautiful hand made Christmas gifts, and meet the animals of Corbally Mobile Fun Farm! There will be a miniature horse, miniature goats, rare soay sheep, giant and dwarf rabbits, quail and rare breed poultry.
***Adults – free (food / toy donation suggested for local family Christmas appeal)
***Children – Meet Santa, meet farm animals and reindeer plus present £10.00
THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED – early arrival is advised!! Santa tickets can be pre booked via email to Vikki@PlantandPlay.co.uk – thank you.
22.08.16 – HALLOWEEN LINE UP ANNOUNCED!!!!! Available to BOOK NOW!!
Welcome to a spooky Halloween in the enchanted garden!
Its a bit early but with school holidays mostly being after Halloween is over this year, I have decided to announce the line up early! This year we have different sessions running – please read carefully. A small deposit will be required at the time of booking to secure your place. Bookings can be made by clicking here.
Friday 28th October 2pm to 4pm – PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP (crafts, games, stories, haunted treasure hunt, fancy dress competition and pumpkin carving) £7.50 per child (age 3+), £5.00 per child (age 2 and under), £2.00 per adult.
Saturday 29th October 10:30am to 12:30pm – PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP (crafts, games, stories, haunted treasure hunt, fancy dress competition and pumpkin carving) £7.50 per child (age 3+), £5.00 per child (age 2 and under), £2.00 per adult.
Saturday 29th October 2pm to 5pm – ********FULLY BOOKED******** – SPECIAL SHAKE YOUR BONES DISCO!! (see flyer / video below) includes haunted treasure hunt, pumpkin carving, fancy dress competition, party games, apple bobbing and a SHAKE YOUR BONES disco with DJ Trevor Perry! £9.00 per child (3+), £5.00 per child (2-), £2.00 per adult.
Sunday 30th October 2pm to 4pm – PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP (crafts, games, stories, haunted treasure hunt, fancy dress competition and pumpkin carving) £7.50 per child (age 3+), £5.00 per child (age 2 and under), £2.00 per adult.
Monday 31st October 10:30am to 12:30pm – PUMPKIN CARVING WORKSHOP (crafts, games, stories, haunted treasure hunt, fancy dress competition and pumpkin carving) £7.50 per child (age 3+), £5.00 per child (age 2 and under), £2.00 per adult.
Monday 31st October 2pm to 5pm – *****FULLY BOOKED!!!********SPECIAL SHAKE YOUR BONES DISCO!! (see flyer / video below) includes haunted treasure hunt, pumpkin carving, fancy dress competition, party games, apple bobbing and a SHAKE YOUR BONES disco with DJ Trevor Perry! £9.00 per child (3+), £5.00 per child (2-), £2.00 per adult.
01.08.16 – SPECIAL CIRCUS SCHOOL EVENT with the amazing SPINZ!!! Sunday 14th August 2pm to 4pm – click here to book (limited spaces)Like to clown around? Want to learn how to juggle? Want to learn circus skills, then you will love this new event for Sunday 14th August 2pm to 4pm!CIRCUS SCHOOL with Spinz at Plant & Play Wildlife Garden, Bangor. Suitable for ages 5-11, boys and girls! Let your inner clown out at Plant & Play this Summer!2 hours of learning to juggle with balls, scarves, diablo, plus party games and crafts! Suitable activity for indoor and outdoor so no need to worry about the weather!Use the BOOK HERE link provided above or email Vikki at Vikki@PlantandPlay.co.uk. Only £8.00 per child and £2.00 per adult. Only 20 child places available! Accompanying children under 2 are free.T&C’s – Once a booking has been made, you will receive an email with a link for online payment. Once payment has been received then your space at the event will be confirmed. Payment is non-transferable to another date.
Updated 04.04.2016 ****Important Payment Notice****
From next week we will be able to take credit / debit card payments up at Plant and Play Wildlife Garden, Bangor.
Unfortunately the system does not allow for payment to be taken over the phone, however we still offer Paypal, online credit / debit card payment and bank transfer in this situation.
The new booking system is nearly ready also, I will keep you updated. Thank you for your patience.
Planning your Easter family outings? Been to the garden yet?? Why not try something a little different this year!
EASTER OPENING HOURS NOW ONLINE!!! Some sessions are already fully booked so if you want to visit please contact me asap to guarantee your space! This year we are:
– making bunny headbands…
– painting Easter pictures
– Easter egg treasure hunt with prizes
– planting seeds to take home
– plus games, colouring, bubble fun and dancing