Who are the VYFWBP?

We are a friendly community group, run by parents, who meet every Thursday morning in West Bank Park, York. Whatever the weather, school hols included, we spend a couple of hours in the woods and meadows of the Park, doing nature games and crafts, building or making things with materials we find, telling stories and singing songs.

We are open to all - with a contribution of £1 a family (to cover basic equipment) - so if you want to join us, see you on Thursday at 10am at the statue of Queen Victoria, at the top of the Rose Walk. (Bring something simple to share at snack time.)

For more information contact Elly at: westbankparkkids@gmail.com

Thursday, 7 January 2016

How to have fun in the wet and cold - A Young Friends Guide

Happy New Year! 2016 has got off to a wet and cold start but the young friends are still out and about and having fun. How???? Well at today's session I think we nailed it.

Our den in the woods

How to have FUN in the Wet and Cold
  • Top to toe waterproofs plus wellies for children and parents
  • Lots of layers of warm clothes
  • Thermos flasks - hot tea and coffee for parents, warm juice for little 'uns 
  • Keep 'em warm - Thermos can even be used for hot water for a small hot water bottle to warm up cold little hands
  • Jump about! Song time is for warming up.
  • Make the most of the weather - today we had such fun washing socks in the rain and pegging them out. We also made a super cool den to keep us dry and had our snack in there
  • Keep it short - if it is really wet and cold we will keep the sessions short so we can all get home and warm up before anyone gets fed up

1 comment:

curtis03 Lewis said...

Oh, these are so cute photographs. It was great seeing your outing photos. I am sure you had fun time over there. I have also been finding such outdoor event venue for our family party that I want to host on the next weekend. If you have any venue suggestions then please share!

Our beloved Queen Victoria

Our beloved Queen Victoria
We sometimes bow to her before we set off into the woods!