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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Monday 22nd Oct '18

Well-being workshop for young people led by Ipse Wilderness

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We’re delighted that Julia Gillick of Ipse Wilderness is offering this well-being workshop for 11 to 15 year olds at the beautiful new Under Oak shelter in Wilderness Wood.   A  whole day in the woods with a mixture of physical, social, emotional and intellectual activities to recharge the batteries and regain equilibrium over half-term.   […]

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Monday 22nd Oct '18

Hedgehog Trail

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For Age range: 3+ – 99 Years! HEDGEHOGS NEED OUR HELP! We have lost a third of all our hedgehogs in 10 years….help us bring them back to our gardens. Come on a trail and find out about the UK’s only spiny mammal. David Horne – a forest school leader who has worked with the […]

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Monday 22nd Oct '18

Gruffalo Trail – New

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The Gruffalo is probably the best known fiction book in schools today.  However, the Wilderness Wood version draws heavily on the actual creatures to be found in any woodland – mice, fox, owl, snake, snail, squirrel. The children will follow a trail, discovering Gruffalo riddles.  They have to solve the riddles and carry out the […]

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Monday 22nd Oct '18

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 and during the […]

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Tuesday 23rd Oct '18

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 and during the […]

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Tuesday 23rd Oct '18

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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Tuesday 23rd Oct '18

Meg and Mog

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Join us at our story circle in the woods as we share a favourite Meg and Mog book. After we will make fizzing magic potions in the mud kitchen using foraged ingredients and things you would find in your kitchen. We will light a small fire and toast a marshmallow each before casting a magic […]

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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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Wednesday 24th Oct '18

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 24th Oct '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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Wednesday 24th Oct '18

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 and during the […]

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Thursday 25th Oct '18

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

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Time: 1.30pm – 3.30pm 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 […]

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Thursday 25th Oct '18

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

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Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm 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 […]

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Thursday 25th Oct '18

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 and during the […]

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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, lantern making, drama, stewardship, cooking and much more.  All ages welcome.   Meet at 10am outside the cafe.  £10/day/family.  Contact emilyanddan@www.wildernesswood.org to book on.

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Friday 26th Oct '18

Bug Sculpture Workshop with Lyn Merrick and Lucy

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Come and create a small clay sculpture of an animal of your choice with fantastic local artist-scientist, Lyn Merrick. This is what we will be up to in the woods….. Bug Hunting in the forest create a giant sculpture on the woodland floor with natural material make bug model to take home using clay, wire, […]

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Friday 26th Oct '18

Family Halloween – Wizards Spells, Witches Brooms and a Cauldron to cook on!

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Age: 4 – 11 Years 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 […]

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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 27th Oct '18

Members’ priority Christmas Tree reservations

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Members have pick of the crop and a 10% discount on Christmas Trees in the field.  Please bring a CASH DEPOSIT of £20.   Photography by Beth Mercer

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Sunday 28th Oct '18

Member’s priority reservation of Christmas Trees

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Members have pick of the crop and a 10% discount on Christmas Trees in the field this weekend.  Please bring a CASH DEPOSIT of £20.   Photography by Beth Mercer

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Thursday 1st Nov '18

Green wood-working group for home educated young people

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This morning and afternoon group 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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Saturday 3rd Nov '18

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 £20 CASH DEPOSIT.       We can only sell […]

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Saturday 10th Nov '18

Ethical Taxidermy workshop – With Teresa (For Adults)

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The class takes students(age 18+yrs)  through Mole 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 Mole. Choose to pose your mole in a naturalistic setting or be introduced to the art of anthropomorphism by giving your […]

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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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Saturday 24th Nov '18

From 24th November – buy a locally-sourced Christmas tree from the yard

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From 24th November, we will be selling locally sourced Christmas tree of many different sizes and varieties from the yard next to the cafe.  We will will be open everyday in December up until Christmas Eve.    

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Friday 30th Nov '18

Festive Friday evenings at Wilderness Wood

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Beat the crowds and taste delicious pizza from our wood-fired oven by coming to buy a pre-cut Christmas tree on a Friday evening – 5pm-8pm.*  One free pizza for every pre-cut tree which you buy. * Nov 30th, Dec 7th, Dec 14th

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Saturday 1st Dec '18

Christmas Fayre at Wilderness Wood

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Buying a Christmas tree at Wilderness Wood is a great day out on weekends in December:  arts, crafts, music, roasted chestnuts….Wilderness Cafe will be serving delicious BBQ from our beautiful Cook House.  Lucy’s Little Forest School will be offering forest school activities for families.   Artisans and crafts people will be selling their wares and […]

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Sunday 2nd Dec '18

Christmas Fayre at Wilderness Wood

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Buying a Christmas tree at Wilderness Wood is a great day out on weekends in December:  arts, crafts, music, roasted chestnuts….Wilderness Cafe will be serving delicious BBQ from our beautiful Cook House.  Lucy’s Little Forest School will be offering forest school activities for families.  Artisans and crafts people will be selling their wares and demonstrating […]

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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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Friday 7th Dec '18

Festive Fridays at Wilderness Wood

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Beat the crowds and taste delicious pizza from our wood-fired oven by coming to buy a pre-cut Christmas tree on a Friday evening – 5pm-8pm.*  One free pizza for every pre-cut tree which you buy. * Nov 30th, Dec 7th, Dec 14th

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Saturday 8th Dec '18

Christmas Fayre at Wilderness Wood

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Buying a Christmas tree at Wilderness Wood is a great day out on weekends in December:  arts, crafts, music, roasted chestnuts….Wilderness Cafe will be serving delicious BBQ from our beautiful Cook House.  Lucy’s Little Forest School will be offering forest school activities for families.  Artisans and crafts people will be selling their wares and demonstrating […]

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Sunday 9th Dec '18

Christmas Fayre at Wilderness Wood

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Buying a Christmas tree at Wilderness Wood is a great day out on weekends in December:  arts, crafts, music, roasted chestnuts….Wilderness Cafe will be serving delicious BBQ from our beautiful Cook House.  Lucy’s Little Forest School will be offering forest school activities for families.  Artisans and crafts people will be selling their wares and demonstrating […]

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Friday 14th Dec '18

Festive Fridays at Wilderness Wood

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Beat the crowds and taste delicious pizza from our wood-fired oven by coming to buy a pre-cut Christmas tree on a Friday evening – 5pm-8pm.*  One free pizza for every pre-cut tree which you buy. * Nov 30th, Dec 7th, Dec 14th

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Saturday 15th Dec '18

Christmas Fayre at Wilderness Wood

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Buying a Christmas tree at Wilderness Wood is a great day out on weekends in December:  arts, crafts, music, roasted chestnuts….Wilderness Cafe will be serving delicious BBQ from our beautiful Cook House.  Lucy’s Little Forest School will be offering forest school activities for families.   Artisans and crafts people will be selling their wares and […]

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Sunday 16th Dec '18

Christmas Fayre at Wilderness Wood

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Buying a Christmas tree at Wilderness Wood is a great day out on weekends in December:  arts, crafts, music, roasted chestnuts….Wilderness Cafe will be serving delicious BBQ from our beautiful Cook House.  Lucy’s Little Forest School will be offering forest school activities for families.  Artisans and crafts people will be selling their wares and demonstrating […]

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Friday 21st Dec '18

Winter Solstice Celebration for Members 2018

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Members are invited to come and celebrate the longest night and shortest day.   Meet at 3pm at the Cook House for a lantern walk, music, drama,  big fire, hot drinks and food. Details to follow.   RSVP – emilyanddan@wildernesswood.org

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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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