All sessions on hold again! From 5 Jan 2021 the UK is in National Lockdown (stay at home).
Where: Coombe Wood, Conduit Lane, CR0 5RQ Croydon, United Kingdom. For more information on Coombe Woods click here.
Nature Play® is... child-led play, for all ages, every week, all weather, all seasons and its free
When: Every Wednesday, starting at 10.15 am.
As Nature Play is child led, the finishing time depends on when it feels right for you to leave. Depending on weather, food provisions, energy levels, etc you might want to stay for longer or head home earlier.
Meeting point: At the end of the Broad Walk just before the entrance to the woods. Please check the map at the bottom of the page, where the meeting point is marked with a red dot.
Limited Numbers: Each session has a limited number of spaces, the group can be no larger than 15 persons (including children 5yrs and over). To secure your place go to the facebook group for full booking details.
What to bring: A small snack and water for refueling, a packed lunch if you wish to stay longer at morning session, hand sanitizer or handwashing equipment, a picnic blanket, and wet weather gear if it's raining.
What to expect: We will head into the woods from the gardens walking by some beautiful tree and shrub specimens and depending on the season different types of flowers. There are plenty of tree branches and pine cones to collect and some amazing tree formations for the children to play in. We will set base at a small valley within two hills where the children can play and adults provide the secure base children need to play from.
Responsibility: We encourage an atmosphere of free play for the children. However, you will be responsible for your own child/ren, yourself and your belongings. For safety reasons, you are welcome at Nature Play only when accompanied by a child (unless two adults attend for the same child) and when no more than three children are in the care of a single adult.
Toilets: Available near the stable block with a separate disabled access toilet and baby changing facilities. Once in the woods there are leafy private areas where you can find a tree if needs be.
Route 3, alight at Lloyd Park or Coombe Lane stops, both of which are a 10 minute walk from the site.
Public Footpath & Bridleway No. 575 runs along Conduit Lane and links to Croham Valley Road.
The wood is located in Conduit Lane off Coombe Road (A212), there is parking in Conduit Lane, opposite main entrance and Oaks Road.
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(Original map image from the Croydon Council Coombe Wood leaflet)