Little Things Count

Lady in blue polo to holding a toy bumble bee

Biodiversity demystified at The Lexicon

This May half term, The Lexicon is teaming up with garden and nature specialists Little Muddy Boots to demystify the meaning of biodiversity for children in a fun and engaging way.

Running from Friday 24 May to Sunday 2 June, visitors to Bracknell town centre can follow the Little Things Count trail to learn fascinating facts about bugs, bees, blooms, birds and butterflies.

Not only is this a chance to learn more about nature but there’s also 2 fabulous hampers to be won from The Lexicon. 

Berkshire Birds of Prey will be visiting The Lexicon on Tuesday 28 May, offering visitors an unforgettable experience to get close to some majestic birds.

CBBC’s Blue Peter gardener, Skinny Jean Gardener, will be bringing together the sowing of wildflower seeds, education, music, fun and games on Friday 1 May and Saturday 1 June. 

Little Muddy Boots will also be running a series of engaging workshops from 28 May to 1 June. The workshops will give children the opportunity to learn about the little things they can do to make a huge difference to the wildlife on their doorstep. 

There will be 5 different Little Muddy Boots workshops to choose from where children can explore, plant and create a whole variety of items. These include bug hotels, wildflower seed bombs and bird snacks to take home.

Sue Boor, Head of Marketing at The Lexicon, says: 

“We hope that our fun and educational week will help children to understand the roles that all different kinds of life play in keeping us and the environment healthy.

“In addition to the activities happening at The Lexicon, we have also created a web page with short video pieces and downloadable activity sheets so children can learn more about bugs, bees, blooms, birds and butterflies when they are out and about.

“We hope that this will inspire children to find out more about biodiversity and that little things and actions really do matter.”

Hannah Brewer, founder at Little Muddy Boots, says: 

“It has been a huge privilege to support The Lexicon's Little Things Count campaign and we love how far reaching this will be across the Bracknell and surrounding areas. What a positive impact this will make in boosting Bracknell’s biodiversity. We have also seen firsthand how positively children respond to nature and how their own wellbeing is boosted when they get involved in gardening.”

For more information about Little Things Count and details on how to book for the different workshops, please visit The Lexicon website