Activ­i­ties for cubs at Kids’ Country

Kids Coun­try held their annu­al Cubs & Beavers event on Sat­ur­day 23rd March.

Each year, the event takes a new and excit­ing theme. Past events include Work­ing with Wood’ where the cubs and beavers expe­ri­enced wil­low weav­ing and made bows & arrows, Minibeasts’ where they learnt about the hon­ey bee and rolled can­dles out of beeswax, and Birds go Wild’ where the eager chil­dren became experts at iden­ti­fy­ing bird’s nests and made fat-ball bird feeders.

What did they get up to this year?

Cubs and beavers had the opportunity to gain several badges at our ‘Outdoor Countryside’ themed event. The event had four zones of learning. In zone 1, Nene Park showed the cubs and beavers how to identify trees using their leaves and twigs, as well as showing how to create clay leaf prints. Zone 2 was all about animal care with Monach Farm. The cubs and beavers met real goats, discovering how they feed, sleep and why goats are important in farming. There was also a model goat for milking demonstrations and goat’s cheese to taste. In the 3rd zone, children competed to see who could make the best den with PECT. In the final zone, the British Dragonfly Society introduced the cubs and beavers to the wonderful world of dragonflies.

If you’re interested in future Kids Country Cubs & Beavers events, please contact Amna on 01733 363512/ [email protected] or visit our website