Throughout July, the Vale Botanical Park in a, Espírito Santo, will be running a series of free activities for the public. The aim is to ensure fun for the whole family, not only on weekends, but also during the school holidays. There will be a traditional “festa julina” (“July party”), workshops on how to reuse materials, and theatre and musical performances.
The attractions start this weekend, July 4 and 5, when visitors will be able to learn how to make a scarecrow from popsicle sticks, glue, coloured pencils, crayons and EVA plastic. Four sessions will be held during the day, at 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm, each one with room for 20 participants.
On July 11 and 12, visitors will have the opportunity to learn how to make dominos out of EVA plastic. During this workshop, participants will produce the parts that make up the game, which requires attention and a certain amount of strategy. There will be workshops at 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm, each one with 20 places.
People interested in these free workshops should enrol at the Park’s administrative building on the day of the activity they would like to take part in.
Find out more about the special program of activities in July
- Park Patrol
The result of a partnership between the Vale Botanical Park and the o Santo Military Police, the "Park Patrol " will take a variety of attractions to the site, including a theatre play with clowns, games, face-painting workshops, a quad bike ride, music and several other fun activities. The event, part of the "Happiness Patrol" project, will take place on July 11, from 8 am to midday. In addition to leisure activities, there will be some other educational events, including talks on health and videos about traffic safety. To further entertain children during their school holidays, a stage set of a city street will be set up, where important concepts such as traffic education will be worked on. It is not necessary to enrol to take part in this event.
- Dancing and fishing
People who enjoy traditional Brazilian "July parties" should make a note in their diary of July 19, when there will be a party at the Botanical Park. There will be stands selling traditional food, games such as fishing and hoop throwing, and a lot of dancing to the music of band Forró Raíz. The free party will take place from 9 am to 1 pm.
A fishing workshop will also be held during the party. During this activity, participants will learn how to make a toy fishing rod using sticks, coloured string and a magnet, as well as three little fish made from EVA plastic to complete the set. Four workshops will take place during the day, at 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm. Each workshop will have room for 20 participants.
- Bossa Nova
To complete the program of activities in July, on the 26th the chords of bossa nova music will echo through the Vale Botanical Park, during the next edition of the Music in the Park project. As well as a show starring the s group and singer Hellem Pimentel, the event will feature a variety of attractions to cater to the different groups who frequent the Park. The project’s activities, which will be free, will start at 9:30 am.
Find out more
Another leisure option for the school holidays is the Vale Natural Reserve's School Holiday Program. Forty places will be available per day, from July 21 to 23. The attractions will include educational activities such as a plant drawing workshop, ecological hikes, picnics, and lots of fun and games in the kid’s playground and games room. Children aged 6 to 10 can take part. To enrol, please call (27) 3371 9702 or 3372 9703 no later than July 15.