A CHESTER nursery is asking parents and their children to take part in a special den-building world record attempt.

To mark its enrolment day on Saturday, January 18, Busy Bees Nursery Chester Hopscotch, on Parkgate Road, is inviting the community to join hundreds of people across the country taking part in a record-breaking attempt.

It follows research from Busy Bees that found building dens is one of the best things about being young.

So, for local mums and dads wanting to revisit happy childhood memories, or children wanting to explore their imagination, this nursery is opening its doors for its enrolment day from 10am-4pm, when den building and other fun activities will be on offer.

Sofia Kokla, centre director at Busy Bees Chester Hopscotch, said: “Our enrolment day is a wonderful opportunity for local people to pop in and find out more about our nursery – and this one is set to be really special with our world record attempt.

“Here at Busy Bees Chester Hopscotch, we pride ourselves on creating an environment that provides plentiful opportunities for play, interaction and development to give each child the best possible start in life. Creative play is one of many activities that does just that.

“We want families to come together and join in with our den building world record and other fun activities with their children on Saturday 18 January – we hope to see you there!”

A study by Busy Bees of 1,000 children under 11 found that building dens, jumping in puddles, climbing trees and dressing up are some of the best things about being a child.

Getting presents, feeling loved by parents and school holidays are also considered the greatest, while building towers, creating things out of empty boxes and getting a visit from the Tooth Fairy also feature in the top 40 list.

Specifically designed to support its child-centred approach, Busy Bees Chester Hopscotch promotes the development of creativity, individuality and self-confidence in each child, and works in partnership with parents to provide the highest standard of nursery care.

To book your place at Busy Bees’ nursery enrolment day, visit: busybees.com/ed