Christmas 2018 was a busy, fun, creative one for us all here at Gruff Outdoor Learning. Our visitors to Gruff mini farmers Christmas had fun playing festive themed games and making Christmassy crafts to take home. We visited our animals and wished them a happy Christmas. The log burner made the shed feel cosy and the warm drinks, homemade Christmas tree biscuits and mince pies were well received especially by the grown ups! Father Christmas even made an appearance!… a quad bike pulled his ‘sleigh’ across the field where he greeted the children with a “ho ho ho!” and a handmade gift for every child.
Our Christmas wreath making and garland workshops give the grown ups the opportunity to get creative, learn a new skill and have a fun social time. Each participant took home a beautiful, individual fresh foliage wreath or garland that they had made themselves under the expert guidance of our florist friend Jilly. It always amazes me how the foliage, berries, moss and fir cones collected from our farm, with the addition of dried orange slices, cranberries and ribbons can be transformed into such beautiful and natural timeless Christmas decorations.
Loads more fun to come in 2019…!!