Downs in snow (copyright Jill Parsons)

Family Activity

Welcome to the Sycamore Tree

Can you stand in this tree?

Look behind the tree – can you see an old slide in the rocks behind? For many, many years children have slid down this slide – even in the Victorian era!

Have a think about children from the Victorian era – over 150 years ago – what do you want to ask the tree about them?

Do you know which machine the seeds on the sycamore tree are named after? To give you a clue they spin round and round very fast in the wind to spread to new places to grow.

Photographs © Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project.