Thursday 23rd Aug '18

Wild things!

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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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Friday 24th Aug '18

Fire craft & fondue

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We will gather materials in the wood for kindling and identify good sources of plants and trees. Then learn how to use a flint and steel to light our own fires. Once established a good fire we will make a hot drink using the kelly kettle and make a chocolate fondue – please bring something […]

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Friday 24th Aug '18

Den building challenge

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Learn how to build a shelter than can with stand wind and rain as well as make it as camouflaged as you possibly can only from using natural materials! We will venture into the wood and get into teams and build a shelter to be proud of. There will be tests on the structure! Age: 4 […]

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Saturday 25th Aug '18

Wedding private function – woodland closed on Aug 25th

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Jenny and Laurence are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday August 25th.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday August 26th.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.  

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Tuesday 28th Aug '18

Summer Family Forest School 3-11 years!

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Family Forest school is great for Families with an established love of the outdoors, as well as those who want their first taste of adventure in the wood. Come along and be inspired by responding to your child’s ideas for play (as well as your own!) Forest School is an inspirational process that involves; Woodland […]

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Tuesday 28th Aug '18

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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Wednesday 29th Aug '18

Felted Unicorn Horn

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Felted Unicorn Horn Feel the magic of the woods and follow the ancient art of felt making. I will show you how to create your very own unicorn horn simply by rubbing the softest Merino wool with soap and water and watch it gradually transform from soapy wool to handmade felted material. Ready to wear. […]

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Wednesday 29th Aug '18

Felted pet portraits and woodland animals

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Felted pet portraits and woodland animals Create your very own work of art using the ancient art of felt making by simply rubbing natural wools with just soap and water. We will be inspired by the woods around us and the beautiful textures of the wool fleece we will be using to create pet portraits […]

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Thursday 30th Aug '18

Mud kitchen – mud pies and other delights

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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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Thursday 30th Aug '18

Fire craft & fondue

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We will gather materials in the wood for kindling and identify good sources of plants and trees. Then learn how to use a flint and steel to light our own fires. Once established a good fire we will make a hot drink using the kelly kettle and make a chocolate fondue – please bring something […]

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Friday 31st Aug '18

Family castaway

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Build a shelter ready to survive the wind and rain, light a campfire and enjoy cooking your 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 sausages, bread roll, and a picnic lunch/bottle […]

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Friday 31st Aug '18

Bear hunt

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We will listen to the story of ”We are going on a bear hunt” We’ll go on an exploring walk hunting for the bears at Wilderness wood. We’re not scared!! we’ll investigate sounds, shapes, and textures along the way. When we find the bear, we discover that he’s more scared of us than we are […]

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Saturday 1st Sep '18

September Stewardship Saturday

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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 1st Sep '18

Storytelling around the fire

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Stories for the heart! This is a call for all storytelling lovers, come and enjoy listening around the fire or share your favourite story! Musicians are welcome to share their talents and bring more colours to our evening We would meet at  16:00 outside of the cafe and walk together though the woods of wonder arriving to […]

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Sunday 2nd Sep '18

Taster workshop about bee-keeping

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In Spring 2017, two hives of bees were brought to Bat Park in Wilderness Wood.  Members – Jonathan, Roberta and Dave – have been looking after them over the past year.  They would like to share some of the basics of the art and science of bee-keeping with interested people – including seasonal practices, the […]

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Saturday 8th Sep '18

Wedding private function – woodland closed on Saturday September 8th

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Laura and Ross are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday September 8th.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday September 9th.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.  

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Thursday 13th Sep '18

Squirrels Forest School with Lucy – Thursdays

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A Forest School course (6 sessions) – ‘Squirrels Group’ for ages 2.5-5 yrs! Every Thursday in Term Time only. Explore, discover, create and make friends at our lovely Thursday Forest School group. Our unique Forest school session is led by Lucy from Lucy’s forest school. I have always worked with children and loved the outdoors, […]

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Friday 14th Sep '18

Acorns Forest School with Mel – Fridays

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A Forest School course (6 sessions) – ‘Acorns Group’ for ages 18 months-5 yrs! Every Friday in Term Time only. Our unique Forest school session is led by Mel from Lucy’s forest school: Join Mel in the woods on Friday mornings for a wonderful opportunity to connect with your child in a natural environment. Mel […]

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Saturday 15th Sep '18

Wedding Private Function – woodland closed on Saturday September 15th

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Heather and Scott are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday September 15th.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday September 16th.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.

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Thursday 20th Sep '18

Green wood-working group for home educated young people

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These new groups will offer young people the opportunity to experience the joy of working with green wood through their own exploration and creativity. The emphasis is on young people working on their own projects while learning new skills.  Kent does not lead the sessions from the front but supports and guides each individual to […]

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Saturday 6th Oct '18

October 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 13th Oct '18

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 hunt 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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Saturday 13th Oct '18

Wood Carving with Martin Brockman

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Even if you’ve never handled a chisel before, Martin will help you create a bird sculpture from a log of chestnut or sycamore. Timings: 10am-5pm Place: marquee at Wilderness Wood Price: £75 per person – 10% discount available for members – please bring your card. See attached booking form for more details about how to apply […]

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Saturday 20th Oct '18

Fungi for Starters: day course for beginners

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Spend a day getting to grips with mushrooms and toadstools – what they are, how they grow, their life-cycle, the basics of identification, how to identify some key species and groups, and which ones are edible or poisonous.  The day is led by Anne Yarrow – owner of the wood for 33 years. Coffee and […]

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Wednesday 24th Oct '18

Family Fungus Hunt

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A special fungus hunt for the whole family to enjoy, especially geared to children – led by Anne Yarrow, who owned the wood for 30 years.  Find out how the fly agaric gets its spots, and how to make a spore print. Time: 10.30am-12pm. Numbers: Maximum 25, booking essential.  Contact Anne Yarrow on 01825 831972 […]

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Friday 26th Oct '18

Members’ Working-with-wood-day

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Members of all ages are invited to join the Wilderness Wood home-team for a day of wood-work, stewardship, creativity.  All ages welcome.   Meet at 10am outside the cafe.  £10/day/family.  Contact emilyanddan@www.wildernesswood.org to book on.

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Saturday 27th Oct '18

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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Saturday 17th Nov '18

Create a Withy Deer Sculpture with Martin Brockman

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You will make a deer sculpture from willow, hazel or hornbeam (depending on what is available) to take home or give as a present. Working with Martin Brockman, experienced craftsman and tutor. Please bring a picture or sketch of the type of animal you want to make.  And gardening gloves and secateurs, if you have […]

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Wednesday 5th Dec '18

Wreath-making workshop with Zelie Billins of the Homegrown Flower Company

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Join wonderful local florist and flower grower Zelie Billins of The Homegrown Flower Company to make a beautiful, natural Christmas wreath.  We’ll gather round the long tables in the Wilderness cafe and create something totally individual. Zelie will show you how to make a wreath using moss, instead of flower foam and provide lots of […]

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Saturday 5th Jan '19

January Stewardship Saturday 2019

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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 2nd Feb '19

February Stewardship Saturday 2019

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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 2nd Mar '19

March Stewardship Saturday 2019

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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 6th Apr '19

April Stewardship Saturday and AGM

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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 Wilderness Cafe and allocate jobs according to skills and interests.  We also have lunch together. Please bring gloves and boots and relevant tools if you have them. At 3pm […]

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