Indoor Activities

A collection of our many fun indoor activity guides, fact sheets and quizzes. This page will be regularly updated so please keep checking back for more fun content!

Make your own Corn Dollies

The tradition for making corn dollies dates back to ancient times, with different regions adopting their own designs and forms.

Build a Nest Box

There are few things in life more rewarding than watching a new generation of garden birds being raised in a nest-box that you’ve made yourself. Building a nest-box is great fun and is much easier than you might think.

Creating a Wildlife Haven in a Container

Container gardening is ideal for the urban naturalist trying to create a colourful and inviting area. Following a few simple guidelines will result in healthy attractive plants which will encourage wildlife to visit, and provide some basic resources including shade, shelter, food and nesting sites.

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Ponds are the most single important thing for attracting wildlife into your garden – if you only do one thing then build a pond.

Honey Bee Water Station

Our gardens would be unrecognisable without the gentle buzz of the honeybee, yet in recent years bee populations have suffered from the loss of green spaces and need our help. This water station won’t take very long to make but will help these wonderful creatures to survive.

Looking after Bats in your garden

Jersey has 13 known species of bats, two of which have been identified recently and there may be more species to discover. Our species assemblage is made up of UK and mainland European species. We are lucky to have a breeding population of grey long eared bats (GLE), which are decreasing in numbers in the UK.

Looking after squirrels in your garden

The Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), a tree squirrel, was introduced to Jersey by local naturalists in 1885 from both southern England and France. Red squirrels are opportunistic feeders and spend the majority of their active time foraging.

Growing your own salads

Whether you like your leaves green and crispy, red and frilly or peppery and spicy, growing from seed gives you a much wider choice than you’ll find in shop-bought ‘pillow packs’. Growing cut-and-come-again salads is fast, too – from sowing to picking takes just six weeks. And by making frequent salad sowings, you’ll have regular pickings over many months.

Bee Hotel

Wild bees not only fill our environment with life, colour and beauty, as pollinators of crops and wildflowers these fascinating little creatures are also among the most important animals on earth. You can help bees at home by providing them with food and somewhere to nest.

How to recycle paper

Make your own bookmark by recycling old paper from around your household.

Make your own cleaning products

For everyday cleaning, three simple ingredients: vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and castile soap – and a little elbow grease – will leave your house as clean and spotless as any number of toxic cleaning products.

Spring cleaning

The 16 New Street Housekeeper shares her secrets for spring cleaning the home of the Journeaux family.

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