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Free activities for kids this Summer at Dobbies’ Swansea store

Dobbies’ Little Seedlings Club Ambassador Iniya Evelyn Raj at the Kings Lynn store (© UNP)

Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre, is unveiling an array of nature inspired activities at its Swansea store to keep children engaged and entertained throughout summer, free for families to attend.

The first Dobbies’ Little Seedlings Club session of the summer takes place on Sunday 7 July and will spotlight minibeasts that live in the garden.

The Garden Creatures workshop at Dobbies’ Swansea store will explore the world of snails, slugs, spiders, and beetles, helping children understand their microhabitats and fascinating defence mechanisms. The kids will also gain an understanding of what a pollinator is and how you can attract them to your garden with pollinator-friendly lavender, which they can plant and take home.

In addition to the regular monthly workshop, Dobbies’ Swansea store is hosting a Little Seedlings Holiday Club on various dates across August to keep kids active and busy over the school holidays.

Children will learn about beautiful butterflies and get the chance to make their very own butterfly-inspired craft. Dobbies’ colleagues will begin the session by introducing the topic of butterflies, where they live, what they eat and what they need to survive, alongside the different species from around the world, uncovering the smallest and largest butterfly. Kids at the Swansea store will learn about the insect’s lifecycle from caterpillar to butterfly and the importance of these magnificent creatures in the garden ecosystem.

Dobbies’ Little Seedlings Club is designed to educate and inspire the next generation of gardeners, getting children of all ages (4-10 years old) together in a group setting to learn something new.

Robbie Williams, General Manager at Dobbies, is looking forward to welcoming children along to learn about the wonderful creatures that call our gardens home. He said: “Summer is a fantastic season for the gardening calendar and a great time to get children interested in the wildlife around them.

“We know just how stretched families can be over the summer holidays, trying to find new and affordable ways to keep the kids entertained. The free sessions in our Swansea store are designed to be inclusive, fun and educational, and we hope that families across the country can head along to their nearest store to get involved.”

The Swansea store will be hosting the club from Monday 12 to Friday 16 August.