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Benches. I typically headed to a corner of the lobby.
Typically conservatories have wide walking paths that are stroller friendly.
Typically there is a lot.
Conservatories are great places for children to explore plant life. They are a visual delight and are usually a calm, quiet environment to explore without growing too overwhelmed. Here are some tips to make your next conservatory adventure a success;
- Wear layers. Conservatories are usually warm and humid. They are a delightful escape from a cold winter, but be prepared to remove a layer.
- Talk to your child(ren) beforehand about expectations. Do they need to hold your hand? Are they free to wander ahead of you? Do you expect them to walk instead of run? Are they allowed to touch the plants? Whatever your expectations are be clear ahead of time.
- If your child is in underwear, have them use the bathroom before you head into the exhibit. Often there is a bathroom in the lobby, but not one available in the exhibit.
- Look at your Conservatory's website ahead of time to get a feel for what types of things you will see.
- Pack your camera! I like to take pictures of everything, but I also try to take pictures of things that interest our children on our adventures. As your kids get older, bring a camera for them as well. Later they can be used to make a photo album, get framed, or be used to create drawings.
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