Description: Our nursery at Stony Stratford has a lovely woodland garden which is located in a conservation area. In 2019, with the support of donations and volunteers from local businesses, we developed this area to provide an engaging and educational natural area that children at the nursery could access throughout the day. We are now looking at developing it further by building a tree house in a spectacular Yew tree situated in the woodland garden. The nursery are working with Ian Freemantle, a carpenter local to Stony Stratford, to develop this tree house, which will complement a wide range of activities and resources already available, including a small campfire, bird hide, large bug hotel, den building area, small stream, an area for growing plants and fruit/veg, among many others. Acorn believes that, by engaging children in nature at a young age, we will be nurturing them to form a caring and respectful relationship with it, which will in turn have long lasting benefits on the child’s wellbeing and on the natural world.
We can now confirm the tree house construction is complete.
Target amount: £1,750 (Acorn will match all donations made)
Amount raised: £2,422.07 - well done!
Planned completion: Completed in December 2021