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Outdoor Playgroup

Monday Meets: A Playgroup Adventure in Borrowdale

When: Every Monday afternoon 1:15pm – 2:30pm


Monday Meets is a playgroup experience designed to foster the growth and development of young children through play and learning in the breathtaking landscapes of Borrowdale. This immersive program celebrates the vital importance of outdoor play, providing a safe and stimulating environment for children to discover the wonders of nature, ignite their curiosity, and develop essential skills.


Set amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Lake District, our playgroup offers a unique opportunity for children to connect with the natural world around them. Through engaging activities, interactive games, and guided explorations, we aim to nurture their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development while cultivating a deep appreciation for nature.


Playing and learning outdoors in the Lake District holds numerous benefits for young children. Here are some key reasons why this experience is essential for their growth:


1. Holistic Development: Nature provides an ideal setting for children to develop their physical abilities, fine and gross motor skills, and coordination. Climbing, running, jumping, and exploring uneven terrains stimulate their muscles and enhance their overall physical well-being.


2. Sensory Stimulation: The Lake District abounds with sensory-rich experiences, offering children a sensory wonderland. From feeling the textures of leaves and stones to smelling the fragrant wildflowers and hearing the melodious songs of birds, children's senses are awakened, promoting cognitive development and sensory integration.


3. Curiosity and Creativity: Nature is a limitless source of inspiration for young minds. It sparks their curiosity, encourages imaginative play, and fosters creativity. Whether building forts from fallen branches or creating art with natural materials, children have the freedom to express themselves and develop their problem-solving and imaginative thinking skills.


4. Environmental Awareness: Exploring the Lake District nurtures a sense of environmental stewardship from an early age. By observing the beauty of nature and learning about its delicate balance, children develop a deep respect for the environment, becoming conscious of their role in protecting and preserving it for future generations.


5. Social Interaction: Our playgroup offers a supportive social environment where children can engage in cooperative play, build friendships, and develop essential social skills such as sharing, taking turns, and communication. Nature's setting enhances these interactions, fostering empathy, teamwork, and a sense of community.


Borrowdale School’s “Monday Meets” playgroup in the Lake District is a transformative experience for young children. It empowers them to become confident, inquisitive, and environmentally conscious individuals while instilling a lifelong love for the great outdoors. Join us on this extraordinary adventure where play and learning go hand in hand, and nature becomes their ultimate teacher. Weekly activities are advertised on the “Monday Meets” facebook page. Link: