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Category: It’s Child’s Play!!

Learn new skills at Volunteer Woodland Management Days

The independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is enabling communities to get closer to their local woodlands and learn new skills through its Volunteer Woodland Management Days, held on Tuesdays from 10am-4pm.IMG_0027

The days are held at various locations across Peterborough. Attendees have the opportunity to carry out a mixture of hands-on activities such as coppicing and thinning, ecological monitoring and tree nursery work.

No experience is needed and all tools are provided. Please bring your own food and drink for the day and wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear for all weather conditions.

To find out where the group is meeting each week please call 07711 555560 or email john.wilcockson@pect.org.uk. For more information about PECT, call 01733 568408, email info@pect.org.uk or visit the website at www.pect.org.uk


Nanoblocks – From Japan to Thrapston

Jollys Toys & Games have sourced the latest craze from Japan – the Nanoblock range! Nanoblocks are a fabulous collection which originates from Japan and resembles a teeny, tiny version of the very famous construction brick we all know – mentioning no names! Each brick is 4 x 4 x 5mm in size and the finished models are miniature version of animals, musical instruments or landmarks. See the Jollys range here:  www.jollystoys.co.uk/nanoblock. nan4 nan3 Owner of Jollys, Charlotte Croser says “They have been popular with older boys in particular (aged 10 and up) as well as adults. When finished they sit neatly on a shelf or window sill to create a little display, but there’s also the opportunity to make up models of your own with a collection of sets.” If you’d like to know more about Nanoblocks then drop into Jollys Toys & Games which is on Thrapston High Street, next door to Bletsoe’s offices. nan1 nan2

Jollys Toy Shop give us their Top Picks for the week.


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Memory Bears in Thrapston

Do you still have your child’s first baby grow?  First Blanket? or first pair of socks?  Are they sitting in your attic in a box?

bear1Over at Bearly Worn on the High Street in Thrapston they are offering a Memory Bear service. Using all the fabrics from your child’s first years, Heidi can create a wonderful keepsake bear!


Call in to Bearly Worn and ask Heidi what she needs from you to create this work of art, prices start at £25.  What a wonderful gift idea too!

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