Enjoy safe, socially distanced time together whilst exploring the great parks, historical sites and magical woods of South London.
Top up your historical knowledge and tick off your daily exercise whilst you hunt for locations. Been there before? Enjoy rediscovering your local parks in new ways! These activities are great for all year round but perfect for this half term and Halloween!
Keep reading and choose from three captivating stories that will spark the whole family’s imagination!
Location: Canary Wharf, Duration: 1 hour, Age:: 5+
This new mystery history family trail will take you on an adventure around Canary Wharf’s open spaces. Following an audio guide and brightly coloured canary bird, the trail will help you discover nature in the middle of the city and see history nestled amidst skyscrapers. You’ll meet a giant made of bronze, decode some mysterious clocks, and find a building floating in the sky. Follow the activity sheet to keep track of the mission!
The trail will begin in Crossrail Place Roof Garden and end in Jubilee Park. Along the way, kids will complete various tasks and activities.
Location: Severndroog Castle Woods, Duration: 1 hour, Age:: 5+
Take your family on an outdoor adventure! Help Count Silvester of Severndroog, by working as a team to complete a series of mini-missions around Castle Woods. Use Count Silverster’s map and guide of intriguing landmarks to help him teleport his Tardis, Severndroog Castle, back to his home planet, SLORE.
>> Meet Count Silvester of Severndroog and hear his story before you go on your mission!
>> Click HERE to see what’s inside your Family Mission Pack.
Location: Greenwich Park, Duration: 1 hour, Age: 5+
Discover the history of Greenwich with our family-friendly mystery and history audio tour through Greenwich.
Find famous landmarks, listen to stories and complete mini-missions and fun activities that mix the past, present and future of this rich royal borough of London.
Find the centre of time on top of a hill and hunt for the hidden depths of a ghostly crypt. Told by the 2000 year old Ghost of Greenwich you can experience Greenwich through his encounters with Henry VIII, aboard the Cutty Sark and alongside Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar. Make a day of it and after our tour, venture to one of the many museums and Greenwich park!
Location: Beckenham Place Park, Duration: 1 hour, Age: 0-14
Head to Southeast London’s largest park this Autumn for a story trail. Discover a 50 million year old rock formation, search for the scorched hand, look up to a branch that looks like the zig zag of a wizard’s wand or listen to a talking tree. Close your eyes, open your ears and experience the magic of this wonderful park full of stories.
>> Listen HERE to Joseph the storyteller with loads of ideas on how to create a story from nature.
The #BPPStoryMaps competition is now over. We will announce the winners soon on our social media channels, stay tuned!