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Art from Recycled Materials

With the Art from Recycled Materials activities the children learn to transform objects that they would normally discard, be creative and produce useful items for everyday use.

JMB Active helps children look at consumer society with new eyes. We show them the impact of pollution on the environment and how to recycle and be creative by using objects that they would normally throw away to make new and exciting decorative pieces of art.

JMB Active partners with the best hotels in Apriltsi to offer good quality accommodation to the children during their stay. Through our close relationship with these hotels we can offer the best value for money to the parents. The hotels we work with provide quality and comfort in a beautiful natural setting with great views of Stara Planina, all this at discounted rates.

The packages we offer are full-board. They include accommodation with food. As we work only with the best hotels the food is of the highest quality. It is freshly cooked and in accordance with the new regulations of the Ministry of Education. At JMB Active we promote natural health and good quality living. Part of our mission is to re-engage people with nature. We encourage through our activities people to consume natural foods that are the basis for good health.

We can provide a range of types of entertainment for the children and teachers to enjoy during their stay. We regularly organise a children’s disco at the local nightclub. It is exclusively reserved for the group so the children can have fun in a safe environment. They can request their favourite music from the DJ and dance to different musical styles.

As part of a school package the award winning Apriltsi children's choir will perform Bulgarian folk songs in traditional costumes. The live performance is an insight into Bulgarian culture that many children from bigger cities rarely have the opportunity to enjoy.

We also have animators that can organise games and challenges for the children when they have free time.

The Art from Recycled Materials activities engage the children with active participation. They stimulate their interest and help them relate to what they learn in the classroom about nature and the environment.

In the Art from Recycled Materials activities the children learn how to make art from recycled paper, paint on glass jars and produce eco-funky art from junk. They not only discover how to protect nature but also discover their artistic side.

We combine the Art from Recycled Materials activities with outdoor games to provide a good balance between indoor and outdoor activities. It helps the children spend their energy and stay focused when practicing the crafts.

In Apriltsi the children will enjoy clean air and a stimulating environment that will bring out the best in them. Teachers can relax as the children are naturally interested in the activities and have space to express themselves. It is an ideal environment for learning outside the classroom. JMB Active’s team manages all the activities so that the teachers can also enjoy themselves.

Why you would enjoy the Art from Recycled Materials activities...
If you are a parent or teacher you will want the children to be engaged and learn to make a positive impact on nature whilst having fun. These activities help raise the awareness of the children for their social responsibility and the role they can play in preserving Bulgaria’s unique natural heritage. With these activities they are also stimulated to be inventive and develop their personal sense of creativity.

Who do we recommend it to?
We recommend the Art from Recycled Materials activities to any school group from a young age of 3 with the parents to 18 years old. We adapt the activities to the age group. Whatever the age everybody has a great time doing the activities. We organise activities for any size group from 10 to 50 children.

When are the Art from Recycled Materials activities available?
We organise the Art from Recycled Materials activities throughout the year. The activities do not depend on the weather. We are also flexible on the time for each activity so we can do walks and games outside when the weather is best and do indoor activities the rest of the time.

How to book
JMB Active is a fully licensed tour operator. If you wish to book a school holiday please contact us for more information.

We’ve organised Art from Recycled Materials activitiess as well as a children and parents weekends that bring the family closer by enjoying quality time together. You can read more about the feedback and impressions of people who have tried it in our testimonials' section.

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Tags: eco-funky art, art from recycled paper, paper recycling, glass painting, art from junk, activities for schools, children’s activities, school holiday, family weekend, walks in mountain, Spring, Summer, Autumn/Fall, Winter, Apriltsi tourism, Bulgaria tourism, visit Bulgaria, visit the Central Balkan,

General information

Location Apriltsi
Venue Apriltsi hotel
Dates available All year round
Group size From 10 to 50 children with accompanying teachers
Requirements Caring for nature and being creative
Specialist We work with craftsmen and artists who enjoy working children
Languages spoken Bulgarian, English and French
Disabled access no
Indicative price per person from

Package content

  • 4 nights full-board in one of Apriltsi's best hotels
  • 3 activities: art from recycled paper, glass painting, eco-funky art from junk
  • Materials for activities
  • 5 visits
  • Animators
  • Guides for museums and local landmarks
  • Themed disco night
  • Performance of the Apriltsi choir
  • Games
  • Story telling
  • Transport
  • Clothes for the activities
  • Shoes for walking


We can organise a broad range of arts and crafts and outdoor Activities. Please contact us to discuss your ideas so we can produce a customised programme for your school.