Thursday 25th Apr '19

Green wood-working group for home educated young people

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These morning and afternoon groups 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 […]

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Friday 26th Apr '19

New in the woods – weekly Mini Movers sessions for 2 to 4 year olds

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Mini Movers is a high-energy, interactive dance session with original and imaginative activities and games for little ones and their parent or carer.  The sessions are led by the experienced and super-fun, Karl of Movement Warriors.         Weekly on Fridays from 1.30pm-2.15pm.  Suitable for ages 2-4 years (very active 18month olds would […]

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Sunday 28th Apr '19

Ethical Taxidermy workshop for adults with Teresa Walsh

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

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Saturday 4th May '19

Bluebell Party for members

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Members are invited to our annual celebration of the coming of spring with the crowning of a new May Queen, a ceremonial walk-around projects achieved over the previous year, a ceilidh dance by local musicians, songs around the fire and delicious food and drink.     Do join us – it’s fun.

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Saturday 11th May '19

Introduction to essential oils with Nina Alawo

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Nina Alawo -  Wellness Advocate and essential oil enthusiast – is offering a free introduction to essential oils and, in particular, the top 10 doTERRA oils, their origins, methods of use and health and wellbeing benefits. When: May 11th, 11am-1pm. Where: in or just outside of the Meeting House depending on the weather Places limited […]

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Saturday 11th May '19

Bee-keeping workshop with Jonathan Alawo

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“Ever wanted to know more about bee-keeping? If so, come to the wood and join members who have been looking after the Wilderness Wood hive to find out more about the basic biology of the honeybee, the beehive, equipment, handling, the beekeeping season, threats and sustainability.   Depending on the weather on the day, there will […]

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Monday 13th May '19

Unite The Beat – Intergenerational Forest School

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An Intergenerational Forest School course with a twist (7 sessions) – Age 3 years – 11 years ‘’rhyming renegades’’ Join an intergenerational fortnightly immersion in nature/forest school programme taking place at Wilderness Woods between May and September.  We want renegades of all ages to come together and meet in the wilderness for 7 sessions of […]

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Saturday 18th May '19

Wedding Private Function – woodland closed

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Joanna and Rosanna are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday 18th May.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday 19th May.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.

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Tuesday 28th May '19

Stanley Stick!

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This workshop is being run by Mel….a sticktastic expert and good with her tools! Head to the story telling circle and listen to the story of Stanley stick! Its a great story and has lots of ideas of what to do with all those amazing sticks you may find in the wood, we can then start […]

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Tuesday 28th May '19

Den Building for all the Family

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Join Mel and learn how to build a shelter than can withstand wind and rain as well as make it as camouflaged as you possibly can using natural materials we forage for in the wilderness. We will venture into the wood and get into teams and build a shelter to be proud of! All the […]

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Wednesday 29th May '19

Family Forest School 3-11 years with Forest school Jack

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Family Forest school 3 – 11 years old: This Family Forest School will be a selection of interactive Woodland activities. The sessions will be planned for children of all ages between 3-11. The activities will all be focused on outdoor, natural enjoyment. The activities will be led by Jack, a qualified Forest School Leader who […]

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Thursday 30th May '19

Survive in the Wild

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This workshop will be run by Mel….our bushcraft queen!! Could you survive in the wood? On this bushcraft course you’ll learn how to survive in the wild, collect drinking water in the wilderness. Forage as much as we can! Build survival shelters to withstand wind and rain and collect tinder and fuel to light the […]

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Thursday 30th May '19

Adventures of a Gruffalo – Woodland Monsters

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This workshop is being run by Mel an expert in Gruffalo Hunting! Find the secret path, discover the storytelling circle.  Come and share an adventure in the wilderness, reading the story of the Gruffalo and letting the children get involved, helping with the voices of the animals and actions to suit! This activity is about the adventure, […]

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Saturday 1st Jun '19

Wedding Private Function – woodland closed – no stewardship saturday today

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Hilary and Susie are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday June 1st.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday June 2nd.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.  

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Saturday 8th Jun '19

Wedding Private Function – woodland closed

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

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Saturday 15th Jun '19

Clay Tile Making with Blackbird Arts

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Immerse yourself in the ancient crafts of tile making and decorating with wonderful local artists Adele Scantlebury and Martin Brockman. This workshop starts with decorating clay beads which can go straight into the paper kiln which Martin will be firing throughout the day. Pre-made tiles will be provided for decorating with clay slip and oxides, […]

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Saturday 6th Jul '19

July 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 13th Jul '19

Wedding Private Function – woodland closed

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Sam and Emily are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday July 13th.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday July 14th.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.  

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Tuesday 30th Jul '19

Working-with-wood-week summer 2019 – the sixth

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Members are invited to join the Wilderness Wood team for a week of timber construction, woodland stewardship, arts, crafts and putting on a play-in-a-week.     You can camp or come in each day.  All ages welcome and needed!  For further details on activities and costs, contact emilyanddan@www.wildernesswood.org

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Saturday 10th Aug '19

Wedding private function – woodland closed

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Rachael and Gavin are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday August 10th.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday August 11th.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.  

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Saturday 31st Aug '19

Wedding private function – woodland closed

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Cliff and Sian are celebrating their wedding at Wilderness Wood on Saturday August 31st.  The woodland will be closed for the day.  It will re-open at 9am on Sunday September 1st.  Apologies for any inconvenience to visitors and members.  

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Saturday 7th Sep '19

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 5th Oct '19

October 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 12th Oct '19

Make your own shave-horse with Mark Smith

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An opportunity to make your own shave-horse, an essential tool for green woodworking.  With Mark Smith an experienced maker, teacher and user of shave-horses! 12th and 13th October, 10am-4pm £175 for the 2 days (£150 for members of Wilderness Wood). All tools and materials supplied.  Some basic woodworking skills required.   Maximum number of participants […]

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Saturday 4th Jan '20

January 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 Feb '20

February 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 7th Mar '20

March 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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