There are loads of beautiful parks in and around Didsbury – perfect for learning about nature, exploring and getting active. Fletcher Moss Park alone has a beautiful botanical area, the river and plenty of space to run around in. Parks are a wonderful hybrid. You can run around and enjoy a physical education on swings, and merry go rounds and who knows what else; but you can also learn more about the world around you. There are loads of amazing apps that can help to teach you about plants, trees and birds. It’s so important to be connected with the world around you – share that with your child! You don’t need to leave Didsbury to explore nature at its finest.
Even some of the cafes in Didsbury provide educational opportunities. Bisque and Beyond only opened a year ago and has already become a key part of Didsbury’s vibrant village. They run all kinds of activities, art classes and creative opportunities. They’re family focused and everything is set up to be made easy for children and their parents to enjoy. Even when activities aren’t specifically tailored to children, café’s provide a whole range of educational opportunities, from counting the change to learning new social skills.
There are a few wonderful bookshops hidden in and around Didsbury – not to mention the lovely little library in Didsbury Village. Time never passes so quickly as in a library on a rainy day and it’s a great chance to get your minds wrapped around more books, without having to pay a fortune. A personal favourite when it comes to bookshops, is EJ Morten’s. Nestled away down a quaint cobbled street, it has a fantastic children’s section and signed selection for you to choose from.
Apart from local film nights (always highly recommend a social sharing of films!) we’re very lucky to have Parrs Wood cinema at East Didsbury. Films are a great way to engage children’s imaginations and teach them more about storytelling. Children’s cinema is better than ever before so enjoy a trip to Parrs Wood and the activities they sometimes run in the school holidays.
The (Charity) Shops
Charity shops provide educational opportunities in more ways than one and we’re fortunate to have an incredible range in and around Didsbury. Firstly, it’s a great opportunity to teach children about sustainability and why it’s important to recycle things. Secondly, it provides another opportunity to teach children about budgeting, what different things cost, and the exchange of change. Thirdly, there are numerous educational resources in charity shops for half the price of what you’d find in other shops. Save your children’s planet and your wallet by choosing books, games, chemistry kits, musical instruments… (you name it, they have it!) from charity shops.
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