Saturday, 13 June 2009

Are you in danger of tidying your children away into stuffy bedrooms this summer?

Save your children from Nature-Deficit Disorder (Louv 2005) and don’t let your child be the last child in the woods.

There seems to be lots of news to tell you about & is a result of me typing and reading away in the office recently. It is just as well when we had the TV ‘switch over’ I made the decision not to get a digi box or buy a new television, making the choice to “try life without a television”!! I was intrigued as to how what had become such a normal part of my life would alter my daily routine. I can safely say that 3 weeks in I have not once missed the option of ‘slumming’ in front of the television, however have enjoyed watching the odd movie and somehow appreciate that time more. As well as the time to potter in the garden and open the stack of books I have gathering dust! There is life beyond the television!!

National Play Day ~ Wednesday 5th August
The day is to celebrate children’s right to play, a national organised event that encourages projects across the UK to run mini or massive events in order to celebrate. We have registered the event with and will be hosting a celebration in Crowcombe. It will be aimed at families and children with a range of activities on offer to suit all, with this year’s national theme as Make time for play!

Eco-Party Bags
Through popular demand I have looked at ways I can offer party bags with the Woodland Parties without compromising our ethos. I am pleased to announce that we now have small jute bags that can be purchased as Eco-Party Bags; the contents can vary & can be filled yourself. The bags can be re-used ~ re-used ~ re-used,
are climate neutral and can be yours at a small cost!!

Puddies Kitchen
Again, through requests I have explored the idea of providing home-made party cakes; either individual BUG BALL cakes and CUP CAKES and/or a full sized WOODLAND CAKE (various options of design). All these cakes are home crafted using the best local ingredients (including eggs from Puddies chickens), special diets can be catered for.

A final reminder
Of the projects we offer ~ Woodland Playschemes, Woodland Parties, Woodland Educational Days, Woodland Adventure Days and Professional Training for those adults who work with children & young people. See the website for further details.

Wild wishes

Friday, 12 June 2009

New Features on the website

The website is now fully flegged with a new 'icon' with an arrow in it - the link will bring you straight to this blog page. Where i can up date with regular news feeds, images and where most importantly you can comment too!!

Take a look and see if you can find a new image on the website.....its a scary one & more up to date!!

PARTY BAGS ~ they have arrived and are adorable! Small, easy to handle jute bags are on offer at a bargin price filled with a few me for more information!!

Saturday, 6 June 2009

The summer holidays are fast approaching so here is a selection of Woodland Play Days to tickle your taste buds ~ Summer 2009

Monday 3rd August Fire Skills & Sculptures 1000 – 1600hrs
Tuesday 4th August Fire Skills & Sculptures 1000 – 1600hrs
Wednesday 5th August National Play Day; Make time to Play!
Wednesday 12th August Survival & Tracking 1000 – 1600hrs
Thursday 13th August Survival & Tracking 1000 – 1600hrs
Friday 14th August Survival & Tracking 1000 – 1600hrs
Sunday 16th August French Weir Family Fun Day 12noon - 1600hrs FREE
Wednesday 19th August Wild Play Days in Taunton Deane FREE
Thursday 20th August Discover Beautiful Bugs 1000 - 1600hrs
Friday 21st August A Walk on the Wild Side 1000 – 1600hrs
Tuesday 25th August Den & Shelter Building 1000 – 1600hrs
Wednesday 26th August Den & Shelter Building 1000 – 1600hrs
Thursday 27th August Den & Shelter Building 1000 – 1600hrs

Oak before ash, we’re in for a splash;
Ash before oak, we’re in for a soak!

Woodland Playscheme @ £20 per child / per day for 8yrs & over
Places are limited and must be booked in advance, see website for more information

There will be more news to follow.....but will definitely involve den building, fire lighting and of course getting grubby!!