We finally got round to visiting the Barefoot Walk at Trentham Gardens today and it was great fun. Although we all started with bare feet there was more than enough fun to be had with our shoes on…with a big muddy trough to poke sticks in, some walled steps to climb over, a logged bridge and some mysterious eyes hidden in the dirt, there were lots of underfoot experiences to be had (and weonly completed half of it).
There’s a maze that we didn’t get round to either, but we loved the sandpits and the Italian fountain area. The sensory gardens were perfect for mini explorers with a surprise around every corner. The music therapy garden was our favourite though with intriguing holes that we couldn’t help but peer through, some relaxing music which seemed to work a treat and some stained glass that we looked at our hands through. It really was an inspiring environment for creating conversations 🙂
And there’s a train and pleasureboat – we’ll most certainly be back!!
For ideas on how to create your own Barefoot Path follow http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/download/barefoot_walk.htm 🙂