Grantham nursery children enjoy a trip to the woods

Clarence House Nursery visit to Sherwood Pines.

Clarence House Nursery visit to Sherwood Pines.

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A Grantham nursery took 28 children on their first outing to Sherwood Pines.

Clarence House Day Nursery, of Barrowby Gate, took the youngsters, aged two to four years, to explore the forest and do the Gruffalo trail. They built dens with logs and played in an adventure playground. They also searched for natural objects using a list of describing words such as furry, spiky and smooth. They took the objects home to make nature mobiles out of them and these are now displayed in the cloakroom.

The new-look Clarence House Nursery in Grantham.

The new-look Clarence House Nursery in Grantham.

The nursery, formerly Hill Top Nursery, was taken over in May by Mark Wilsher and underwent a major refurbishment.

Nursery manager Laura Kenny said: “Since Mark took over we have undergone a huge refurbishment in order to create a homely, bright and stimulating environment for all of the children who attend. The indoor areas have been redecorated and a new floor has been put in two of the play rooms. The staff have worked hard to create areas for children to explore creatively and build on their independence and team building skills.”