Thursday 17th Jan '19

Squirrels Forest School with Julie – Thursdays

Julie 1

A Forest School course (5 sessions) – ‘Squirrels Group’ for ages 2.5-5 yrs! Every Thursday in Term Time only. Our unique Forest school session is led by Julie from Lucy’s forest school: I’m Julie and love being in the woods with the children where we learn, laugh, make, cook and play together. I’m a mum […]

Read More...

Saturday 2nd Feb '19

February Stewardship Saturday 2019

MelLaysAHedge

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. […]

Read More...

Sunday 3rd Feb '19

Introduction to essential oils with Nina Alawo – 3rd February (not 19th Jan as previously advertised)

EssentialOils

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: February 3rd, 11am-1pm. Where: in front of the fire in the Meeting House Places limited to 10.  Contact […]

Read More...

Saturday 9th Feb '19

Twigorama with Luśka Mengham

Luskaandgroup

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 broadleaf […]

Read More...

Saturday 16th Feb '19

Lucy’s Little Forest School – Family Castaway

castaway

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 or children and join the adventure! Lighting a communal fire and having a go at the 60 seconds fire challenge…. Lunch menu: Please can everyone bring  chipolata sausages, bread roll, and […]

Read More...

Monday 18th Feb '19

Fire Craft & Fondue

choc fruit

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 […]

Read More...

Monday 18th Feb '19

Den Building for all the Family

castaway

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 […]

Read More...

Tuesday 19th Feb '19

Adventures of a Gruffalo – Woodland Monsters

Gruffalo

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, […]

Read More...

Tuesday 19th Feb '19

Winter Fairy and Elf Gardens

fairy-and-elf-garden

Do you believe in fairies? Find the secret path and the fairy and Elf glade and listen to a story about Fairies and Elves. Make a secret garden for them to play in and make and decorate a willow wand to take home. If you have children under 2 years and you would like them to […]

Read More...

Wednesday 20th Feb '19

Family Forest School 3-11 years with Wriggly

familyFS

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 […]

Read More...

Thursday 21st Feb '19

Mini shelters – A House in the Woods

A house in the woods

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 […]

Read More...

Thursday 21st Feb '19

Adventures of a Gruffalo – Woodland Monsters

Gruffalo

This workshop is being run by Wriggly 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, […]

Read More...

Friday 22nd Feb '19

Members’ working-with-wood-day

2017-02-17 15.34.11

Members of all ages are invited to gather for a day of work, projects and fun in the wood together.   More details to follow.  Meet at 10am at the Cook House.  £10/day/family.  Contact emilyanddan@www.wildernesswood.org to book on as places are limited.

Read More...

Friday 22nd Feb '19

Lucy’s Little Forest School – Making winter treats for the birds

feeding the birds

Age : 3 – 10 Years -  Adults to accompany children Cost: £12.50 per child (accompanying adults free) Booking essential Winter can be a difficult time for birds. The days are short, and nights are often cold and long. The natural food supply has been consumed or is hidden by snow. Most insects are dead […]

Read More...

Friday 22nd Feb '19

Mud Kitchen – mud pies and other delights with Lucy

IMG_2898

Age: 2+ years (adults accompanying free) 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 […]

Read More...

Tuesday 26th Feb '19

Owlets Playgroup

playgroup

This group will be an opportunity to get together with other parents and their little ones for under 2.5 years. We hope to; Nourish and support families in the wood. Sharing experiences and skills, Follow the seasons, Quality time in nature Listen to stories, Campfire snacks Nature crafting. Hot drinks and healthy snack or a […]

Read More...

Thursday 28th Feb '19

Green wood-working group for home educated young people

GreenWoodWorking

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 […]

Read More...

Saturday 2nd Mar '19

March Stewardship Saturday 2019

HurdlesTeamwork

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. […]

Read More...

Saturday 6th Apr '19

April Stewardship Saturday and AGM

20151016_140809 (Small)

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 […]

Read More...

Saturday 13th Apr '19

Wood Carving with Martin Brockman

MartinandParticipantBirdCarving

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 […]

Read More...

Tuesday 16th Apr '19

well-being in wilderness workshops for young people – day 1

FireCircle

A three-day series of wilderness workshops for young people to de-tech, unwind and re-connect with themselves, nature and others through a balance of activities such as discussion, yoga, story-telling, campcraft, nature connection, creative activities, team-building games culminating in a show-case for parents at 3.30pm on the final day.  Led by Julia Gillick, teacher, expedition leader […]

Read More...

Wednesday 17th Apr '19

well-being in the wilderness workshops for young people – day 2

BatParkFromtheAir

A three-day series of wilderness workshops for young people to de-tech, unwind and re-connect with themselves, nature and others through a balance of activities such as discussion, yoga, story-telling, campcraft, nature connection, creative activities, team-building games culminating in a show-case for parents at 3.30pm on the final day.  Led by Julia Gillick, teacher, expedition leader […]

Read More...

Thursday 18th Apr '19

well-being in the wilderness workshops for young people – day 3

WW Stew Sat and Under Oak-16

A three-day series of wilderness workshops for young people to de-tech, unwind and re-connect with themselves, nature and others through a balance of activities such as discussion, yoga, story-telling, campcraft, nature connection, creative activities, team-building games culminating in a show-case for parents at 3.30pm on the final day.  Led by Julia Gillick, teacher, expedition leader […]

Read More...

Saturday 27th Apr '19

Bluebell Party for members

MayQueeninherthroneLaughing3

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.

Read More...

Saturday 15th Jun '19

Clay Tile Making with Blackbird Arts

Tile

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, […]

Read More...

Where adults and children work and play