EVENT New Issue
The new issue of The Green Parent hits the shelves this weekend. Themed around passion, find ways to reignite the passion in your relationship, raise happy children, become a self-sufficient mother, get kids into stand-up comedy, create a love nest and get the best night’s sleep through plant medicine. Plus, it comes with a copy of our inspiring Beauty Bible! Can’t find it in a shop near you? Subscribe today and never miss an issue
MAKE Go with the Flow
This summer, try making a water wall in your garden. Older kids will love to help construct the splashy maze, and younger children will adore sploshing around with it. The network of pipes and tubes can be endlessly reconfigured, built on, and experimented with – try getting creative with food colouring and using your own collection of junk, pipes, and oddly-shaped bottles to make it more interesting.
LEARN and COOK Infinite Pie
Turn your kitchen into a science lab, put on an apron, and do some crazy experiments. The best thing about these exercises is that you can safely eat the results. Watching kids taste sherbet for the first time is fizzy fun, while using a real corn cob to make popcorn is like having your own fireworks display in your microwave. We also like the idea of playing with tapioca beads – save some to make some delicious bubble tea this summer too. Finally, herb and spice play dough is an eco-friendly, super-sensory experience for young children.
EVENT City Farm
A chance for kids in London to experience the sounds, sights and smells of the country, the free Lambeth Country Show is a clever blend of urban grit and rural bliss. Expect sets from bands big and small (we like the family-friendly village stage), plus beekeeping, dancing sheep, falconry, and sheepdog exhibitions. Don’t miss the wonderful produce competitions – the vegetable art contest has to be seen to be believed!
EVENT Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
The World Para Athletics Championships are just around the corner. Get ready to cheer on the superhumans who’ll be competing at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 14 – 23 July. The event kicks off with Saturday’s free Liberty Festival, where you can have a go at wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and New Age Kurling, as well as taking in some of the best deaf and disability arts in the country; watch deaf dancers and rappers, watch a parade with giant puppets, wander around art installations, and watch the Planted Symphony, where a garden is brought to life with music. Full programme here