Adventures at The Garden Gate

Margate, Kent

(for children 3-11 years old)

Wonderful bi-weekly explorations at the magical Garden Gate Project in Margate where children come together to experience, create and celebrate the natural world.

Join us for a morning of whole food adventures including growing, harvesting, cooking and feasting. After lunch we celebrate our culinary creations through immersive theatre and original song. In the afternoon, we use our experiences in the garden as inspiration to create arts and crafts. Between these activities children will snack on their own handmade treats and drinks, learn new forest school games and relax with their new friends in the safety and warmth of the magical garden space.

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Dates for 2017

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CompassGarden Gate Project
Northdown Park Road
Margate, Kent, CT9 3TP
Based in Northdown Park near Northdown House Function Rooms and Thanet Leisure Force.


menu Full day programme: 9am-4pm
    £38: includes lunch, drinks and snacks.
    Suitable for children 5-11 years old.
Half-day programme: 9am-12pm
    £20: includes lunch, drinks and snacks.
    Suitable for children 3-11 years old.
Parents and guardians invited to share lunch made by the children at 12 o'clock.

A perfect location for our talented team

telephone Our experienced and qualified team will make full use of The Garden Gate Project facilities such as the greenhouse, heated art and craft room, pond and wood fired oven!

As well as being experts in their specific field, all our team are equipped with outstanding communication skills, boundless energy, a full DBS and of course a warm and caring nature.

Children will be placed in two groups in order to ensure that all activities are accessible, challenging and rewarding for all. We follow Ofsted guidance for adult / child ratios. (Under 5s can attend for half days only)

Children with special needs welcome on application.
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Bursary places available.

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" My 5 year old son has always been an extremely fussy eater, so I thought First hand Experiences’ Grow Make Eat will be a perfect weekend activity for him. He enjoyed grating vegetables to make salads with his friends, and I could not believe my eyes when he actually had a bite of beetroot! He also enjoyed getting his hands dirty digging soil and planting seeds. It was an amazingly successful day and I now have high hopes that by the end of summer he might be eating vegetables. Thank you Justin and his dedicated team. Kai is very much looking forward to his next activities!

Kai's Mother