In 2017 we have a selection of family friendly eco activities to suit all our guests and local visitors with children. This programme will be added to and updated over the year so please keep checking to see if there are more events, or you can join our mailing list to get updates delivered straight to your inbox.
Easter Egg Hunt and Nature Trail
Saturday 15th April 2017, 1-4pm
Suitable for children aged 2-10 years. This year’s Easter Egg Hunt will be run by our good friends James and Lea at Woodland Classroom. Parents and children can join us to follow the trail of clues leading to their very own chocolate egg, all set against the backdrop of woodland, meadows and winding pathways. Each child will get their own boxed, fair-trade, milk chocolate easter egg – yum! An afternoon cafe will be run by Denmark Farm with tasty locally made cakes plus hot and cold drinks. Places are limited and should be booked in advance.
WILD IN THE WOODS
We now have an established ‘Wild in the Woods’ programme for children with activity days running during school holidays. Give your children the freedom to explore our lovely broad-leaved woodland where they can learn practical skills, meet new friends and have fun. Based around the woodland roundhouse for shelter and firepit for warmth, children will have a magical adventure they will never forget.
Here is our programme for this year:
Tuesday 18th April 2017 with Forest School leader James Kendall
Wednesday 2nd August 2017 with Forest School leader James Kendall
Wednesday 9th August 2017 with Forest School leader James Kendall
Wednesday 16th August 2017 with Forest School leader Sally Harvey
Wednesday 23rd August 2017 with Forest School leader Sally Harvey
Please click on the links above for full details and to book places.
“I can thoroughly recommend the outdoor activities for children provided by Denmark Farm. George my 7 year old has attended ‘wild in the woods’ and ‘winter in the woods’ on several occasions. I was a little apprehensive the first time I dropped him off because he was attending by himself and did not know anyone, my worries were totally unfounded and he was soon made welcome. Still feeling a little anxious I was responding to emails in my car (yawn!) when I saw the group of children leave the centre to collect holly, ivy and other materials from the woods to make Christmas wreaths. I was reminded of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books with the children looking like they were off on an adventure. At the end of the day when I picked him up he was really energised and could not wait to show me the den he had made with his new friends, how they cooked on the fire and the highlight (for a 7 year old) the compost toilet. I can whole heartedly recommend any of the activities as being great value adventures for children, with the added bonus of lots of fresh air and learning about nature.” Andy and George
“Violet enjoyed collecting the bugs best, but I was so impressed with the variety of activities – cooking, fire making, den making, crafts, tree climbing and relaxed fun. The day was perfect – everything ‘Wild In The Woods’ should be! Thank you”. Louise and Violet
Marvellous Meadows Day
Saturday 1st July 2017, 1-4pm
As part of National Meadows Day we will be opening our gates to all and offering some meadow themed activities, including a guided walk and a bug hunt. A cafe with local homemade cakes will also be available. Click for full details.
LITTLE RANGERS: Parent & Toddler Group in the Woods
Little Rangers is a monthly forest kindergarten group for parents and toddlers. 1pm – 3pm on the first Thursday of the month during term time. In 2017 we start back on Thursday 8th June 2017.
Here, you can let your little ones play, explore and discover in beautiful surroundings for an afternoon of activities and free play in nature. Child-led play sessions have a relaxed atmosphere about them with activities led by James & Lea from Woodland Classroom who bring their Forest School experience to the group, ready to facilitate and guide any learning that takes place.
Activities are aimed at children aged 2-5 years but parents can bring their younger children with them also.
Each session costs £5 per adult, £4.50 for a 2nd adult and £3 per child. Or you can take advantage of our Early Bird deal and pay less by booking in ahead.
For more information about Little Rangers. Just follow THIS link. Or call James on 07876 794098.
YOUNG RANGERS: Outdoor After School Club
Young Rangers is a weekly after-school club for primary school aged children. There are no targets to meet, no curriculum, no differentiation of abilities, just learning through play and growing in social and emotional intelligence… and lots of mud. At the Woodland Classroom we’re passionate about getting kids back to nature, where every child can thrive. Sessions are led by experienced outdoor activity leaders, James & Lea.
Activities are open to all children aged 8-11 years. We have two groups currently running. Sessions are 4pm – 6pm every Tuesday or Thursday. In 2017 we start back on Tuesday 6th June 2017.
£6 per child each session, and £5.50 for each additional sibling. Payment for each term is usually made upfront at the first session.
For more information about Young Rangers. Just follow THIS link. Or call James on 07876 794098.