Brand new to the South Hams, Team Explore are now offering a Beach School Playgroup for children aged 0 to 5 years old with their parent/carer. Set on the stunning Leas Foot Sands Beach children will be able to take part in beach combing, rock pooling, building sand castles, digging, splashing in the shallows, beach art, learning to identify different shells and types of seaweed, bird watching and so much more! 

For the adults it will be a chance to meet other parents, enjoy beach activities in a safe and structured way with your children - without having to carry all the equipment with you! Parking is available at a small additional cost in the nearby Thurlestone Golf Club car park, it's a short walk from the car park to the beach.

We'll follow a similar routine each session, starting under the large event shelter where we'll gather to sing our welcome song and run through the activities on offer. The children are then free to explore and play under the guidance of their parent/carer. After lots of exploring we'll gather together for some parachute games or songs, finishing up with a story and a small snack, such as a piece of fruit or some crackers.

The playgroup will run in all weather, except high winds, heavy or electrical storms. Being outside immersed in nature really builds children's resilience, as the Scandinavian's say - 'There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing'.  We always provide free hot drinks of tea or coffee for the adults and hot chocolate for the children - please remember to bring your own cups, plus additional snacks and a cold drink for your child if you wish.

Feet in Water
Play in the sand
Playing on the Beach