Planting wildlife hedge, wild flower meadow creation & other free activities in Tivoli Park

2pm to 4pm Saturday 16th March 2019 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity session in Tivoli Park, West Norwood.

The session involved planting tree saplings to create a wildlife hedge, digging logs in place for border of wild flower meadow, making animal masks, bug hunting, rope climbing & swings.

The session finished with a healthy fruit snack and juice drink.

Next Saturday 2pm to 4pm Saturday 23rd March 2019 we shall continue planting the wildlife hedge and preparing the area for the wild flower meadow. Please come and help us make a real impact to Tivoli Park.

Planting wildlife hedge in Knights Hill Wood

2pm to 4pm Saturday 1st December 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood, Lameth.

The session started with children bug hunting, playing around the site, enjoying rope swing and colouring. Then the participants helped litter pick the site with 4 sacks of rubbish removed.

Follwing the litter picking the children helped plant a section of wildlife hedge around the boundary of the woodland site. The wildlife hedge which consists of native tree saplings will grow to benefit local wildlife, help reduce litter and help reduce pollution including reducing noise pollution from traffic.

The session finished with healthy snack and hot chocolate.

Nature Vibezzz will be back in Knights Hill Wood next week 2pm to 4pm Saturday 8th December 2018, this will be our last Saturday activity this year. The sessions will restart Saturday 19th January 2019.


Children planting native tree saplings

2pm to 5pm Saturday 17th November 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood, London. The session started with participants litter picking the woods.

Rope swing, climbing rope, bug hunting equipment and drawing materials was made available for the children to use and enjoy during the session.

Native woodland tree saplings was planted around boundary of the woods by the participants, the trees came from Woodland Trust free tree packs which included Hazel, Blackthorn, Downy birch, Hawthorn, Holly, Goat willow Crab apple and Dog rose trees. The tree saplings will grow up to form a boundary wildlife hedge which will support native wildlife and help prevent littering / fly tipping at the site.

The session finished with participants roasting and eating a healthy fruit kebabs and having hot chocolate. The fruit kebabs was roasted on a campfire with participants chopping wood for the fire.

On our next activity starting 2pm Saturday 24th November 2018  will be in Tivoli Park after Friends of Tivoli Park AGM meeting in West Norwood Fire Station, please come and join us.

Free family activity session in woodland

2pm to 4pm Saturday 29th September 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature activity in Knights Hill Wood, West Norwood, Lambeth.

The session invloved pruning trees to increase light into the site, helping increase biodiversity through encouraging a wider range of plants to grow and help make the woodland feel more safe for users. The pruned material was used to continue to build a dead hedge which will protect a wildflower glade which will be prepared and planted on future sessions.

Activities for children included making animal masks, drawing, making signs, climbing rope, rope swing, bug hunting, litter picking, photography and free play around the woodland site. Many of the children also helped with the tree pruning working together under adult supervision. The activity finished with a healthy fruit snack.

Next week the task will be run in TIvoli Park with Friends of Tivoli Park

Tivoli Park Orchard Care Afternoon: 2-4pm Saturday 6th October 2018

Adult tasks will include:

  1. Clear grass/weeds from immediate area around the base of each fruit tree
  2. Add mulch
  3. Cut/adjust some cages
  4. Label trees

and Nature Vibezzz shall run nature activities for children

Photos taken by children on woodland session

Free woodland activity in West Norwood

2pm to 4pm Saturday 14th July 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family nature conservation activity in Knights Hill Wood. The session involved continuing to make a dead hedge making a wildlife habitat and protect a wildflower glade. The children also enjoyed colouring, making animal masks, insect hunting, rope climbing, rope swinging and free play around the site. Participants also litter picked the site removing 2 sacks of rubbish.

Come and join us from 2pm on Saturday 21st July 2018 at Knights Hill Wood.

Families making dead hedge to protect wild flowers

2pm to 5pm Saturday 23rd June 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a nature conservation activity in Knights Hill Wood. The activity focused on installing posts around the wildflower area to make a permanent dead hedge to protect the flowers. The dead hedge will also create a habiat of it’s own for insects and other creatures helping to further increase the biodiversity of the site. Particpants of all ages took part in digging and filling the holes for the new posts. Particiapnts also litter picked the site removing 2 sacks of rubbish.

The children also enjoyed colouring, bug hunting and a rope swing. The session finished with a healthy snack that included fruit and veggie sausages cooked on a camp fire.

Our next project session will be on Saturday 30th June 2018 please come and join us make a difference to this wonderful woodland site.

Free family nature perfume activty

2pm to 5pm Saturday 9th June 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family forest school activity at Knights Hill Wood West Norwood. The activities was making nature perfume from flowers and leaves plus making animal masks.

The parcticipants enjoyed healthy fruit and fruit juice to finish the activity.

Come and enjoy the fun from 2pm next Saturday in Knights Hill Wood when we shall be doing an activity focusing on tool work.


Making insect hotels & clay animals

2pm to 5pm Saturday 26th May 2018 Nature Vibezzz ran a free family forest school activity in Knights Hill Wood West Norwood London. The activity started with bug hunting around the woodland site with the children finding a wide variety of creeply crawlies. The children was shown various technquies to find aphids, spider mites, caterpillars & spiders living in trees plus slugs, worms, beetles, centipedes, woodlice, snails and other inects living under rocks or logs.

The children also enjoyed colouring insect pictures and rope swings / climbing before our main activities started. On this session the children finished the insect hotels started on our last session, this involved measuring, sawing and drilling. The insect hotels was also filled with natural furniture to make a perfect home for lots of bugs.

The children also made animals from clay, either added them to the hotels or taking them home to look after.

Come and join us this Saturday for more fun in the woodland looking for insects and building homes for them.