Tag Archives: woodland activities

Does your child want to be a Young Ranger?

The Young Rangers after-school club are looking for new recruits. Since last summer James and Lea from Woodland Classroom have been inspiring children to get into the woods at Denmark Farm and take part in a host of activities, games and learning in nature. The club has been a runaway success, and there’s good news … Continue reading Does your child want to be a Young Ranger? »

Helping to ‘Rewild the Child’

A recent article written by By George Monbiot, and published in the Guardian states that  “A week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom.” It continues “What is the best way to knacker a child’s education? Force him or her to spend too long in the classroom. …An overview of research into … Continue reading Helping to ‘Rewild the Child’ »

Go Nuts for Dormice in Bont (Part 2)

…the ‘Great Nut Hunt’. We’ve checked-out their habitat, we’ve made them nest boxes… it’s now time to look for signs of dormice in Coed Dolgoed. So come along and join us on Saturday 8th December at 2 pm at Coed Dolgoed, Pontrhydfendigaid for  a ‘Great Nut Hunt’ with Dr Jenny Macpherson of the Vincent Wildlife … Continue reading Go Nuts for Dormice in Bont (Part 2) »

Treat yourself to a woodland work-out

It’s tempting to stay indoors at the moment, but if you wrap up warm you might just find that a day outdoors learning traditional woodland skills is a satisfying way to spend a few hours (and much nicer than a trip to the gym!). We have a number of woodland and hedge-laying workshops coming up … Continue reading Treat yourself to a woodland work-out »

Go Nuts for Dormice in Bont

Autumn has most definitely arrived. As we light our fires and prepare for  longer evenings and chilly mornings, spare a thought for those creatures who are making their own preparations to help them survive the colder months ahead. Dormouse have been feeding through Sept and Oct to gain enough fat reserves for their winter hibernation (they … Continue reading Go Nuts for Dormice in Bont »