Bee aware at The Lexicon

Bee on a golden flower in the garden

The Lexicon has a fun and educational May 2023 half term planned with its Bee Aware Week running from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June.

A free to enter bee trail is running all week. This is where visitors can search for flowers and bee facts hidden around the town centre. Doing so gives them a chance to win 1 of 3 bee hampers filled with a variety of products from retailers within The Lexicon.

But there is so much more to see during the week.

Little Muddy Boots

Outdoor nature and garden specialists, Little Muddy Boots, will be running craft and storytelling sessions for children age 1 to 8 years old at Princess Square

Children will learn lots about bees and the vital role they play in everyone’s lives. They will also make their own mini bee hotel and seed bee bombs to take home.

  • Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June
  • £4 per session

There are limited spaces so do book early.

Phoebe the Bee

Jenny Bailey, author of Phoebe the Bee, will be holding bookable story telling sessions around The Lexicon on

  • Wednesday 31 May
  • Friday 2 June

The following sessions are available:

  • Fenwick, 11am and midday
  • Waterstones, 2pm
  • Bracknell Library, 3pm

Each session lasts 20 minutes and will include a complimentary colouring sheet from the Phoebe the Bee book. It also includes a Lexicon notebook for each child who attends.

Phoebe's story is an educational tale about a worker bee. The family's natural environment is threatened and Phoebe has to save the day. Through their courage and determination they manage to save the hive and family.

Sow Grow Sounds

On Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June, Sow Grow Sounds from CBBC Blue Peter will be at The Lexicon. They will be bringing together the sowing of wildflower seeds, education, music, fun and games in Union Square (opposite Boots).
This will run from

  • Saturday 3 June, 10am to 5pm
  • Sunday 4 June, 11am to 5pm

This free activity is suitable for all the family.

Sue Boor, Head of Marketing at The Lexicon says:

“Bees and other pollinators are so important to us all. Without them we wouldn’t have forests, wildflowers, fruit trees and many of our food crops.

“With forest and green open spaces making up almost 40% of Bracknell borough’s landscape, protecting and understanding more about bees is even more relevant to our local community.

“We hope that our fun and educational Bee Aware Week will inspire people to plant a few extra seeds this year to help our bees.”

More information and details on how to book for the Bee Craft and Phoebe Storytelling sessions can be found on the bee aware webpage.