We took our creative offerings out and about last week when we visited the gardens of Wentworth Woodhouse. Over two days, visitors to the gardens were able to find the Fantastical FloB Mobile, with supplies from the Grimm Apothecary to the magical, as well as a range of creative writing activities. Due to social distancing restrictions, numbers were strictly limited. However, the team were still able to offer lots of fun activities for both young and old! As well as a fairy door trail in the enchanted woods, children and families took part in a magical estate agent’s fairy door decorating, storytelling with a selkie illustration tutorial, and a botanical adventure with Violet Bloom and Dr Fennel.
The Fantastical FloB Mobile is a brightly decorated, vintage style trailer named by a local prize-winner Florence Billing. The trailer is part of our plans to get out into the community while renovations are taking place in the new premises.
Linda Southwell told us that she “Had the most wonderful day today, thank you so much to all involved. We are very inspired by our tall tales of selkie Maud, and firey hot seeds that are going to grow dragon eggs. Thank you.”
Katie Ellis said “Thanks for a great session today. Even the 2 year old was mesmerised. My 6 year old has been telling daddy all about it and asking when we can visit you again. Thanks guys. There was also much laughter at Dr Fennel the ‘bottomist’.”
“Harry & Will really enjoyed today, massive Thank you to all, Brilliant as always xx😀” – said Leanne
We are planning ways in which we can continue to provide face-to-face writing activities to children and young people. We hope to have something in place for the October half term, so watch this space! In the meantime, you can have a go at lots of imaginative creative writing on the website.