Saturday 21st Oct '17

Woodland fungi – death or dinner?

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Anne Yarrow (owner of the wood for 33 years) will lead this popular two hour (3/4-1 mile) fungus hunts for beginners, learning about and identifying mushrooms and toadstools with the emphasis on edible and poisonous ones.             Time:  10.30am-12.30pm Maximum 20 people.  Adults £12.00     Concessions. £11.00   Children (6-15 yrs) £6.00   […]

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Monday 23rd Oct '17

Lucy’s Little Forest school – Family Castaway

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Build a shelter ready to survive the wind and rain, light a campfire and enjoy cooking out lunch over the fire….Adult to accompany child/dren and join the adventure! Lighting a communal fire and have a go at the 60 seconds fire challenge…. Lunch menu: Please can everyone bring  chipolata sauasages, bread roll, and a picnic lunch/bottle […]

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Monday 23rd Oct '17

Lucy’s Little Forest School Mud Kitchen – Mud Pies and Other Recipes

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Have you discovered the Mud kitchen at Wilderness wood! When mud is properly prepared we can make the most delicious treats! I love the crunch of pine needles. You can use a stump as a counter a puddle makes a nice sink…Ovens are everywhere, under bushes, behind trees. Cooking utensils should wherever possible be made from something that […]

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Tuesday 24th Oct '17

Lucy’s Little Forest School Where the Wild Things are – Halloween Special with Fire and Toffee Apples

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A story that speaks to the heart of every child. Become king of the wild things in our own magical forest. Find the secret path and the story telling circle. Here we will read this classic story.  The Children will be inspired and will start to explore the wood with new eyes. Make a Wonderful […]

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Wednesday 25th Oct '17

Lucy’s Little Forest School – Autumn Explorer’s Day Children only

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What to bring: Please make sure your child comes with a backpack – including appropriate clothing and shoes. A packed Lunch for the day and a bottle of water and snacks. We will be making a snack on the day over the fire – consent forms will be sent out to check dietary requirements. Explorer’s […]

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Thursday 26th Oct '17

Lucy’s Little Forest School – Fire Craft

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We will use a flint and steel make your own charcloth/char pencils to take home use a kelly kettle – warm drink for children made over the fire (please bring a cup) I will need to be aware of allergies or you can bring your own drink to add hot water. Fire games! Bring snacks […]

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Thursday 26th Oct '17

Lucy’s Little Forest School Mini Shelters – A House in the Woods

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When two little Pigs leave their home-made huts one morning, two very large friends move in- Moose and Bear. It’s very nice to have your friends stay, but not when they cause your home to collapse! The solution: build a house where all four of them can live together, little and big. With some help […]

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Friday 27th Oct '17

Members’ Working-with-wood-day

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Members of all ages join the Wilderness Wood team for a day of wood-work, stewardship, planting, cooking, crafting and art-work.  All ages welcome.  Cost is £10/day per family.  Meet at 10am at the Meeting House. Lunch provided. We plan to fire up the new pizza oven as well in the evening.   Contact emilyanddan@wildernesswood.org to book […]

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Friday 27th Oct '17

Lucy’s Little Forest School Family Halloween – Wizards Spells, Witches Brooms and a Cauldron to cook on!

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Come and make a feast fit for a wizard! Brooms from natural materials found on woodland floor ready for a witch to fly on….. Woodland wicked spells and weird potions to take home! Cook a toffee apple on the fire Listen to a story ” Room on the broom” and walk the secret path to […]

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Friday 27th Oct '17

Lucy’s Little Forest school Family Halloween – Wizards spells, Witches brooms and a Cauldron to cook on!

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Come and make a feast fit for a wizard! Brooms from natural materials found on woodland floor ready for a witch to fly on….. Woodland wicked spells and weird potions to take home! Cook a toffee apple on the fire Listen to a story ” Room on the broom” and walk the secret path to […]

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Saturday 28th Oct '17

Members’ priority Christmas Tree reservations

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Come and have pick of the crop and a 10% discount on Christmas Trees in the field.

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Saturday 28th Oct '17

Lucy’s Little Forest School Ethical Taxidermy workshop – With Teresa & Wriggly- Adults workshop

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The class takes students(age 18+yrs)  through Squirrel taxidermy,from corpse to cute ornament. You will be introduced to the process and techniques behind basic taxidermy by learning how to skin, prep, preserve and mount your Squirrel. Choose to pose your Squirrel in a naturalistic setting or be introduced to the art of anthropomorphism by giving your […]

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Sunday 29th Oct '17

Lucy’s Little Forest School – Autumn Flower Fairies and Elves, Magic potions and Pumpkins

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SShh! The fairies have arrived at the wood! Come dressed up and find the enchanted Fairy and Elf glade. Make your very own beautiful flower fairy to take home and then find the secret garden and forage for natural materials to create a beautiful space for the fairies and elves to play in! Make magical […]

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Saturday 4th Nov '17

Cut-your-own Christmas Tree reservations for general public begin

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Enjoy the experience of choosing a Christmas tree growing in the field at Wilderness Wood.  Some families love it so much that they have been coming every year for 30 years.  You can come and get a tag to reserve your tree by paying a £10 cash deposit in the cafe – 9am-5pm (Wednesday-Sunday).   […]

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Saturday 11th Nov '17

Bird Carving Workshop

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Carve a wooden bird with experienced woodland sculptor and teacher, Martin Brockman.   Martin will show you how to handle basic wood carving chisels and work in three dimensions.  You will take home with you a lovely decoration from the woods.  You can also have a delicious hot lunch at the cafe.         […]

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Saturday 2nd Dec '17

Christmas Market on 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th December

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Christmas at Wilderness Wood is not just about the Christmas trees.  On the two first weekends of December, there will be a delicious BBQ in the new Cook House, mulled wine, mince-pies, music.  And you can also buy presents from local artisans and have a go yourselves -  making decorations with Lucy’s Little Forest School, […]

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Sunday 3rd Dec '17

Christmas Market on 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th December

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Christmas at Wilderness Wood is not just about the Christmas trees.  On the two first weekends of December, there will be a delicious BBQ in the new Cook House, mulled wine, mince-pies.  And you can also buy presents from local artisans and have a go yourselves -  making decorations with Lucy’s Little Forest School, wood-turning, […]

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Wednesday 6th Dec '17

Lantern Making – for member families

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Come along and help Maddie Jessel, our artist-in-residence, make lanterns for the winter solstice celebration for members.   4pm-5.30pm   Contact emilyanddan@wildernesswood.org as places will be limited.  If we run out, we might set another date to make more…  

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Thursday 7th Dec '17

Wreath Making Workshop with The Good Florist

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Join Roberta Emmott for fire-side wreath making and create your own design to take home. We’ll gather round the long tables in the Wilderness cafe and create something totally individual. Roberta will show you how to make a wreath using moss, instead of flower foam and provide lots of seasonal materials including evergreen, seed pods, […]

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Saturday 9th Dec '17

Christmas Market – on 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th

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Christmas at Wilderness Wood is not just about the Christmas trees.  On the two first weekends of December, there will be a delicious BBQ in the new Cook House, mulled wine, mince-pies.  And you can also buy presents from local artisans and have a go yourselves -  making decorations with Lucy’s Little Forest School, wood-turning, […]

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Sunday 10th Dec '17

Christmas Market on 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th December

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Christmas at Wilderness Wood is not just about the Christmas trees.  On the two first weekends of December, there will be a delicious BBQ in the new Cook House, mulled wine, mince-pies, chestnuts.  And you can also buy presents from local artisans and have a go yourselves -  making decorations with Lucy’s Little Forest School, […]

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Wednesday 13th Dec '17

Wreath-making workshop with The Good Florist in Wilderness Cafe

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Join Roberta Emmott for fire-side wreath making and create your own design to take home. We’ll gather round the long tables in the Wilderness cafe and create something totally individual. Roberta will show you how to make a wreath using moss, instead of flower foam and provide lots of seasonal materials including evergreen, seed pods, […]

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Saturday 6th Jan '18

January Stewardship Saturday 2018

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Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Saturday 20th Jan '18

Tree Identification Walk with Luśka Mengham

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Can you identify tree species just by their buds? Even if you’re not sure how to identify trees in leaf, this is a great way to get to know them very well before the leaves arrive!   Join Luśka Mengham on a walk and talk around Wilderness Wood learning how to identify native and naturalised […]

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Saturday 3rd Feb '18

February Stewardship Saturday 2018

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Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Saturday 3rd Mar '18

March Stewardship Saturday 2018

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Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Saturday 7th Apr '18

April Stewardship Saturday 2018

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Join the Wilderness Wood team and members to get involved with the stewardship and improvement of the woodland. All ages welcome. We meet at 10am in The Meeting House and allocate jobs according to skills and interests. Lunch, tea and cake is provided. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. […]

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Saturday 28th Apr '18

Annual Members’ Bluebell Party

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Another spring.  Another May Queen.  Another party. Details to follow….

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