Early Years Visits
Ideal as part of visit by Key Stage One, Early Years and Nursery groups, Busy Boats Bay is a new play and explore area especially designed for younger children. It is used in several of our staff-led workshops such as Skull and Crossbones, Going Places and Living Under The Sea. Children can experience learning through playing in a fun, ‘hands-on’ way in a safe environment. There are a range of activities in Busy Boats Bay:
Role play The themes here are: pirates and life onboard submarines. This consists of a yellow submarine and a pirate ship. There is some dressing up costume to try on. There is also a toy oven and replica food to cook for the crew. Sensory and soft play The theme here is: a marine habitat. This includes an interactive submarine wall panel, under the sea panels with a range of sea creature toys included many that can be stuck with Velcro into their correct habitats.Puzzles and playThe themes here are: transport and journeys. This consists of books, toys, games, maps and world map rugs.Water play The themes here are: water and a busy harbour. This consists of a stainless steel water play table with toy boats and a large wall mural of the harbour. Children can work out what sinks and floats, how different toys move and the forces involved.
Busy Boats Bay has been funded by the BIFFA Award and Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Saving HMS Alliance community project to bring new audiences to the Submarine Museum.
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