Children is set in two hectares of land on the outskirts of North
Shore City. Three quarters of this land is New Zealand bush - some
old and some regenerating. There are some paths and seating areas.
These are being progressively developed to increase the usable area.
Landscaping around the studio is also in progress.
A peaceful, semi-rural setting with two donkeys,
two cats, seven hens and myriad native and other birds.
A large, beautiful and comfortable octagonal
studio with facilities suitable for a wide variety of uses by groups.
Native bush experiences and adventures for
children and adults.
Possible uses include:
For learning – about
plants,insects,birds and the natural environment
For balance – peaceful
walks, relaxation classes or rest
For work – with the
garden, bush or animals
For creative activities –
craft or art groups and/or exhibitions
For entertainment which creatively
promotes health, e.g. music and drama,
For support – for women
following the birth of a baby, as well as other support groups
For growth – a place
where children and young adults could learn life and coping skills
For healing therapies –
art, music, drama and others
For any activity which promotes the nurturing
and whole health of people and the land.