Final Day Wildlings Holiday Club Easter 2016

Our final day of Wildlings Easter Holiday Club was fun and busy! We sawed and split wood for the fire, played a blindfolded ‘meet your tree’ game and went on a foraging walk to collect edible plants. The children then learnt to use a kelly kettle to boil water and made teas from the foraged leaves. Finally we finished off the day by cooking wood ear mushrooms in orange juice and dipping them in melted chocolate, they are surprisingly tasty!

We are now taking holiday club bookings for June half term and the Summer holidays, go to www.livewild.org.uk/wildlings-holiday-club

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We had some lovely feedback from a parent about their children’s day on Holiday Club. We’re so glad they enjoyed it!

‘Didn’t know the best place to post, but just wanted to let you know that the boys had brilliant day in the woods on Wednesday. Despite looking utterly miserable when I dropped them off they were returned to me muddy, full of stories and very happy. Since then, they’ve regaled everyone with tales of making jaffa cakes with jelly ear mushrooms, making ink and quills, playing games and hanging out in the hammock. Brilliant stuff, thank you so much’ – Parent 

Day Two Windings Holiday Club March 2016

Another beautiful Spring Day in the Woods. This time we were looking at bones and making clay animals along with the all important den building and other exciting nature connection and bushcraft activities.
Highly recommend this club. Our kid’s been twice and LOVES it! This morning he was super exited about it. Thank you to all you hardworking people who run this. It’s no mean feat engaging children for so long!
– Hena Chowdbury
 

Wildings Holiday Club March 2016

This is what we got up to in Paupers Wood with the young adventurers this weekend: thankfully the rain held off despite the ominous weather forecast. It’s been a while since we’ve done any felting and there is something magic about the way felt transforms. We made beautiful little eggs and nests for them to keep warm in.
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 A little Robin came and stole a bit of wool. He watched us for ages as we set it out and then came and sneaked a piece the minute our backs were turned. I think there will be a colourful nest in Paupers Wood now! In fact it was so windy lots of wool got blown away so maybe there will be several coloured nests!

Wild Valentine’s Day

Thanks to everyone for coming on our Wild Valentine’s Day.  Crisp Spring day and perfect for a fire and some smokey wild garlic chapatis. A unique Valentines adventure and a change from cards and chocolates these brave couples learnt some axe and whittling skills, foraged for their meal together and spent time connecting with the animals and other wildlife of the woodlands. A day to remember!

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November Skillshare 2015 Storytelling!

A fun and moving day with lots of creative and inspiring people! Thanks to everyone who came and those who prepared and shared. Skillshares are a great way for us to learn and grow as a community of outdoor leaders bringing our competence and diversity to the people we work with and deepening our own nature connection.

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Wildlings Autumn Holiday Club 2015

Good times in the woods with the leaves falling.  Fun filled days of den building, fire making, nature walks, wild art and crafts and woodland games! Thanks to all the children who came and made it such a great experience.
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Wildlings Holiday Club offers a fun and safe environment for children to learn and play outdoors. Experienced and qualified staff will supervise them carefully whilst also giving them space to enjoy themselves in a child led approach with firm boundaries. Staff are fully insured and CRB/DBS checked.

6th September 2015 Ropes and String Skill Share

As part of our work as a co-operative social enterprise we support each other and share our skills.  We are also keen to encourage the sharing of skills within the wider community of outdoor practitioners so we host skillshare days for local Forest School and Outdoor Leaders.  This time we came together to share experiences about using rope in string in bushcraft  and forest school settings.  We did some rope bridge building an rope making. A great day and a  chance to network, share ideas and experiences and to support each other as practitioners.  To find out about future skillshares click here.

 

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Connecting people with nature