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The Great Outdoors


Free Range Urban Kids sessions run in Hackney every Wednesday and Friday during term time.  Morning sessions take place from 9.30am-11.30am and afternoon sessions are 1pm-3pm.  They’re suitable for children aged 2-5 but children aged between 2 and 3 must be accompanied by a parent or carer for the duration.

Location: South Millfields Park, Hackney E5 0AR by the fallen tree in the dog free enclosure, near the basketball court. Activities include: outdoor activities and free play, mini beast adventures, den building, wildlife spotting, foraging, arts & crafts, music and games. 

Fees: - special introductory fee of £16 per session for block bookings of six or more - a one off taster session is £18.  Adults and babies under 2 are free. To find out more email or visit


FREE: Bees & Buds is a free nature-centred playgroup at St Paul's Church Hall in Amhurst Road on Tuesdays (9.30am-11.30am). You and your preschooler can make the most of the garden and park, exploring, digging, growing and learning together. There's also an indoor space for activities, stories and songs. Refreshments are included. Email or call 07913350510



FREE: Freightliners Farm in Islington is well worth a trip. it's cleaner and a much better setup than other city farms and there's a lovely cafe too. It isn't in Stokey but it is a lovely attraction. You'll see sheep, goats, cows, ducks, chicken, pigs, rabbits and the resident farmhouse cats. Good changing facilities too. It's in Sheringham Road, just off Liverpool Road, N7 8PF



FREE: Hackney City Farm 1a Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA
It's home to pigs, donkeys, goats, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, geese, chicken, ducks and cows. There's a cafe, a place to get your bike fixed and a shop selling fresh local produce.



Regular kids events are held at Woodberry Wetlands.

Further details and info on how how to book can be found at

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