Our garden has been designed with imagination, inventiveness and exploration at its core. With bespoke beach huts, row boat and water features - our nautical references pay tribute to Christchurch and its surrounding areas. Hop on board the Twynham Express and let us take you on a seaside adventure!
At Twynham House, we recognise the value that outdoor learning has for the holistic health and well-being of both our children and staff. Spaces have been created to inspire activities such as balancing, riding, building and using tools in our dedicated tool shed. There are also relaxing areas for quiet contemplation or a chat with friends.
From a young age, we teach our children to appreciate and nurture their environment, spending time looking after plants, homegrown vegetables and the little creatures we find crawling around them! Across the Nursery, our children enjoy outdoor learning and play throughout the day.
Crafted by a local beach hut maker, our three Beach Huts are a very special addition to our garden. Each serves the purpose of allowing our children to imagine, explore and create. Whether they are repairing boats in Captain Smith’s Boat Yard or cosying up in our traditional Beach Cottage, every child is given the opportunity to explore their creativity.
Our row boat and seaside train enable role play where key skills of confidence and cooperation can be developed. Collaborating in a such a way teaches our children that we are all capable of working together to reach a destination.
The garden is home to an abundance of plants, flowers and creatures that allow our children and staff to grow their understanding of the natural world. In line with the world’s ever increasing awareness of climate change, our children learn how best to care for and protect the environment. With a trained Forest School practitioner on our staff, they are encouraged to touch, feel, smell, create and develop a respect for the nature around them.
From little to big hands, we invite our children to grow and nurture their own fruits, vegetables and herbs. Skills such as planting, digging and watering help our children to develop important motor skills whilst also teaching the values of responsibility and patience. Engaging our children in growing their own vegetables means they gain a keen interest in eating them too! From garden to plate, we all enjoy what is grown in our allotments.
Fresh air and physical activity are vital to making our brains tick and keep us smiling. Our children have the space to run, jump, skip and hop their way around the Garden. Large modular blocks support free play across the curriculum and encourage our children to cooperate with each other.