A video experience
Glendolin is a potion maker as well as an expert in wands, who often visits the Backyard
in between her travels to different lands.
She has been sent an SOS via balloon post from the Dormouse family at the Backyard with a dilemma!
Their winter hibernation sleep has been disturbed.
In the video we see Glendolin at the Backyard trying to help the Dormouse family.
We watch Glendolin forage for ingredients in the Backyard, and making a ‘Sweet Dreams’ potion for the Dormouse family.
You can help Glendolin by creating your own special potion and
help the restless dormice get back to sleep!
The activity will be delivered in true Backyard style – The ‘potion’ could be interpreted in any way that is appropriate and accessible for your child or young person. You can gather sensory ‘ingredients’ together (real or imagined) that will soothe, calm and comfort.
“My son came home to a postcard addressed to him, which on it’s own is exciting. Then after reading the postcard, we scanned the code and watched the wonderful video. Instantly he started stimming, his body relaxed and I could see he looked visibly more happy. We spoke about the potion and are planning to get the bits together to create our own potion during half term. He is so excited. Thank you! We’re really looking forward to making our own potion and we can’t wait to receive the next postcard. “ Kayleigh, parent
About Glendolin – The Potion Maker
Glendolin is an expert in all things magical!
She holds the highest Backyard qualifications in both potion making and wand weaving, and is famous for her weird and wild foraging finds from around the globe.
She can whip up a potion from her marvellous mind and 3 taps of her favourite wand.
Glendolin is most proud of her dragon cough potion, which has become a world wide best seller.
Need a remedy? Glendolin has it!
Our in-person Backyard sessions are outdoors, immersive and specifically designed for families with children on the autistic spectrum.
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