Sunday, 29 July 2012

REDUCED PRICE for the Adventure Camp

The WET AND WILD ADVENTURE CAMP is only a week away....

There are still places left for the Adventure Camp and.....we have REDUCED THE PRICE!!

We are now offering places for £150 all in.
Three days of activities, two over night camps in the woods with Active Escape and Woodland Play can not get better than that!

Starting Tuesday 7th August at 1000hrs until Thursday 9th August at 1600hrs.

We can be a little bit flexible on the age, it is ideally aimed at those 10 and over, so do contact us if you are interested. It will be a truly awesome and memorable week!

We will be camping in the woods, cooking all meals on the open fire, camp craft skills, navigation games, surfing, coastal scrambling, night games and generally having a good time!

Contact Louise to book.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Adventure Camp

The WET AND WILD ADVENTURE CAMP is only a few weeks away....with weather like this there is no better place to be other than at the beach or outdoors....finally summer has arrived, right in time for the school holidays - yeahy!!

There are still places left for the Adventure Camp, if we do not fill all the required places for the week, we will be looking at options to still run but for a shorter length of time (and therefore less money) so if you are interested please do contact me. We can be a little bit flexible on the age. It will be a truly awesome and memorable week!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Schools out for summer!!

One week to go....the count down is on for the school holidays (for those that have not broken up already).

A week today....schools across the UK will be closing the class room doors for a whole 6 weeks or more!

So hopefully young people are going to get out and about this summer, despite all the rain and mud (we had great fun today playing in the mud and did you know it was international mud day last week!!)

Over the summer holidays some people will be going on holidays, camping, abroad or to family. Some people will be hanging about home, some parents have to work and some lucky children will be coming to the woods!!

We have a wicked programme of events for the summer holidays, from family days, to adventures for the teens to days in the woods for young people!

There is no need to be stuck inside this summer, we have loads to do. Just take a look at the summer programme of alluring adventures, see what takes your fancy and book you and your friends in. You will not regret it....a summer filled with lashings of laughs (and possibly ginger beer for those of you that love famous five!)

Only 7 more sleeps till the holiday start....what you waiting for!!

Contact Louise for more info 07775 941353 or email

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

TALK BY DEBRA (Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association)

If anyone is interested in attending a talk by DEBRA next week, all are welcome. By attending you will be helping to raise awareness of this terrible condition. Please support if you can by coming along.  

(Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association)


Can you imagine what it would be like to live with third degree burns everyday of your life? That is what it is like for Sohana Collins who suffers from a rare genetic skin condition, recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). The condition causes the skin to blister and shear at the slightest friction, or even spontaneously, causing lifelong disability and pain. At present there is no cure.

Crowcombe WI are raising awareness of Epidermolysis bullosa by inviting DEBRA, the only National charity that supports individuals and families affected by this devastating condition, to speak on Wednesday July 11th in Church House Crowcombe.

Please come and support this amazing charity which receives no government funding, relying on the generosity of the public to carry out its vital work, improving lives and giving hope.

This meeting is not just for WI members, it is for everyone. You are all very welcome to this open evening.
Raising funds for DEBRA for the Sohana Research Fund, supporting research into Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (RDEB)
Please note
WI members meeting 7.30pm
Talk by DEBRA to start at 8pm

Monday, 2 July 2012

Mad Hatters Tea Party - NEW DATE!!

We have a new date for the Mad Hatters Tea Party and do hope that all you lovely people that booked to come to date in June are able to come to this one. So we.....

....would like to invite you to a very special FANCY DRESS
in a secret squirrel location on Friday 27th July 2012
from 1pm – 4pm

There’s a party in the woods, would you like to come?
Bring your own cup and saucer and your own cream bun!
It’s a tea party theme so you will need a chair,
Come dressed as the Hatter or the Queen to be there!
And don’t forget, be you a rabbit or hare,
Bring a picnic party plate of food to share!

Tea, coffee, squash and cakes will be provided
Wear sensible outdoor clothing, especially wellies if its been raining!

As always booking is essential, directions and details will be given once booked on. The Tea Party is for anyone that wants to come along...of course in fancy dress! If you have items lurking in sheds or cupboards under the stairs that would be ideal to dress the woods, we love you to bring them along please (and take them home again!!).

There will be lots of woodland games, outdoor play, tea and cake. Ideal for families, visiting families, friends...why not jump on the West Somerset Steam Railway and hop off near the woods and make a day of it! 

Look forward to hearing from you, 


Summer Woodland Playscheme Dates

Hello all playful people,
Here hot off the press is the programme for the Summer Woodland Playschemes...hurray! Lots of outdoor play and play in natural spaces for the summer school holidays.
Unless it states otherwise, they are all 1000hrs - 1600hrs and cost £20 per child, per day.
You can book one day at a time or as many as you like. Why not consider it as a holiday childcare option whilst you work, shop or play?
There is the option of an EARLY BIRD and NIGHT OWL, where children can be dropped off from 0900hrs and collected anytime up to 1700hrs. This option is an additional £5.00 each, per child, per day.
The Woodland Playschemes are for children aged 8 years and over. Occasionally under 8's can attend so please speak to Louise if you request this service.

Summer Playschemes

Wild Play
Monday 30th July                     Nature Detectives – be one for a day
Tuesday 31st July                    Den building & hanging around in hammocks

Run Wild
Tuesday 14th August              Capture the flag chaos
Wednesday 15th August        Tracking with trepidation!

Make it Wild
Monday 20th August                Whittling Whistles
Tuesday 21st August               Bows and Arrows
Thursday 23rd August            Floating boats & rafts

Go Wild
Tuesday 28th August               Shelter Building
Wednesday 29th August        Camp Cooking
Thursday 30th August             Wild Storytelling
Thursday 30th August             Wild Night Out! Arrive at 1800hrs and camp over night in tents, cook feasts on the campfire. Play torch tag and see what happens in the woods at night! £30 per child. Finish at 12 noon on Friday 31st August!

All summer as always there will be the flexibility to change, adapt and follow the children’s interest of what they would like to do. We can den build, play with fire, bug hunt, survive, play endless games of capture the flag, foxes and hounds, make bows and arrows...what ever they want (within reason!) Plus whatever spontaneously occurs!!

The Woodland Play Centre runs a number of events for families, as well as woodland playschemes during the holidays (drop-off woodland adventures for children, whilst their parents, work, shop, or play). Contact Louise Kennedy on 07775 941 353 for booking and further details.

Other summer holiday dates - prices vary on these
Wild Woods Creative Camp     20th – 22nd July
Mad Hatters Tea Party Friday    27th July; 1300 - 1600hrs
Crowcombe Play Day Friday     3rd August; 1100 - 1500hrs
Adventure Camp                         6th – 10th August

Half Term (Oct)
Wednesday 31st October           Withy Lanterns
Thursday 1st November             Crunchy Crafts
Friday 2nd November                 Fire play – without matches!

Keep up with our blog, latest news, photos
and events on our woodland Facebook page! 


Please contact Louise for more information on 07775 941353 or email


Many thanks and look forward to hearing from you