Kids can get involved in free seed sowing sessions during the Easter holidays.

The non-profit environmental education company, Little Green Change, is teaming up with Chickerell Town Council and Lyme Regis Library to run free seed sowing sessions during the Easter school holidays.

Children aged five and over will have the opportunity to learn about seed sowing and will be able to choose from a selection of vegetable and flower seeds to plant including sunflower, carrot and pumpkins, they can then take their pot home to grow.

The Chickerell session will take place on Friday, April 5, from 1pm - 3pm at Willowbed Hall, as part of Chickerell Town Council's Easter Eggstravaganza.

Booking is required for this event via Chickerell Town Council's website and adult supervision is required.

Little Green Change's Founder and Director, Clare Matheson said: “Giving children the opportunity to learn where the food and flowers they buy from shops and garden centres comes from, and having a go at growing their own, is always really popular with children. We're looking forward to seeing the plants, flowers and vegetables the children grow, celebrating their successes over the coming months.

“Thank you to the Tesco Stronger Starts scheme for funding some of our free, eco events for children in Lyme Regis and Axminster in 2024, and to Chickerell Town Council for inviting us to their event.”

The Lyme Regis Library event is funded by the Tesco Stronger Starts scheme and will take place on Monday, April 8, from 10am-12pm.

Families are welcome to drop in at any point during this time and no booking is needed, although adult supervision is required.

Little Green Change will also be raising awareness of using peat-free compost, free reused pots gained from a local garden centre, and 'waste' items from the kitchen including egg cartons and toilet roll tubes – perfect as seed starting containers.

They will be encouraging families to send them pictures of their plant over the summer and in early autumn, adding some of the best photos to their website Wall of Fame and their social media accounts.