Spring Time Fun in Henley and Summer on the Way?

LambsDragongflies Montesorri recently welcomed 4 six week old lambs to the nursery.  All the children had great fun feeding them their milk.  The lambs came from Bail and Crew from Maidenhead which is run by farmer, Peter Holmes.  Lisa Drage, Principal of Dragonflies said, “Peter is really lovely with the children and Basil and Crew offer a fantastic hands on animal experience which give the children the opportunity to touch, feed and observe real animals which are right next to them and not in cages.” Basil and Crew have previously visited the nursery when they have brought a pony, a donkey, chickens and rabbits and the children were able to ride the pony.  Peter said, “I couldn’t bring lambs which were any older as they would be too big and knock the children over.”

Yesterday at the Whiskers and Wildlife event at the River & Rowing Museum there were lambs, chicks, goslings, ducklings, baby goats and rabbits for children to see and touch. The aniamls were brought to the museum by Farms2ewe from Newbury.  Also on offer goslingswas the opportunity to make bird feeders, plant some wildflowers and make a bee hotel which was organised by Berkshire, ducklingsBuckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trusts.  Children could also have their face painted, meet Mr Toad and make a farmyard with animals in the upstairs galleries.  Over 900 people visited the Museum yesterday for the event, Catherine Yoxall was delighted with the attendance and said, “It was great to see so many children having such a fantastic time with the animals and to see their big smiles on their faces.”

Is Summer on the way?  At the Chocolate Theatre Company this week they have set up their ice cream counter and Hobbs of Henley have got their boats out to hire.  The forecast for Sunday is showing 15C – lets hope it’s right.