We are very outdoorsy at EllyTotts and our Astroturfed play area lends itself well to all weather outdoor play. We are very fortunate to also have a laid to lawn area, decking for picnics, mud kitchen and dedicated bark chipping play area for bigger apparatus. Through being outside your child can learn so much and whatever can happen inside, can come out!
AT THE BARN...
We plan 2 activities for each day (a morning and an afternoon one), however we change our plans continuously based on what the children want to do and their ever growing interests. We also change a lot of our plans based on the weather - you really can't plan when puddle jumping will be an opportunity so we seize the moment and throw on the puddlesuits when mother nature dictates.
We enjoy recognising festivals from all different cultures and religions and feel passionately that we love for children and their families to share their own heritage and culture with us - and always an excellent excuse for a party!
TERM TIME TRIPS AND OUTINGS...
In term time we have school drop offs and pickups so rarely have opportunity to go far, but we regularly visit the local parks, woods, river, farms, playareas, swimming pool and library. We love supporting the other small businesses in our area and the local produce that can be found in our community is extra special knowing we have played by where it grows. We regularly take the children to buy fresh fruit and veg for our snacks and meals.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY TRIPS AND OUTINGS...
In the school holidays we are able to travel much further a field and explore our wider community. Some favourites are Eureka, Cannon Hall Farm, Yorkshire Air Museum, the National Railway Museum, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Brimham Rocks, fossil hunting at Ravenscar and Jorvik (York) Viking Festival. We use the holidays to strengthen the bonds between the school children and littleys and to do slightly older/bigger activities (the parachute is much easier with the help of a few 7 year olds).
Elly is a fully qualified swimming teachers registered with the STA. This enables us to frequently visit the local pool and help your children gain more water confidence and extra skills - all within the usual hourly rate!
70 Sherburn Street
If you have any queries or wish to book a showround or 'play and stay' session, please contact us:
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