Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Autumn is abundant with the cold, crisp, clear days mixed with moody skies and stunning sunsets. Children collecting conkers on the way to school, spiders making their way indoors! The stags are getting into the swing of the autumn rut, there is nothing like it, sitting and listening to their roar echoing through the valleys. There is much foraging to do, and making an array of soups, chutneys, crumbles with the rewards. Enjoy these special autumn days. 

Forthcoming events;
  • Half Term Playschemes - are you organised for the October half term in two weeks? We have lots of exciting activities linned up for your children.
  • Treetots - new Thursday sessions and half term adventures for the under 8's.
  • Woodland Weekenders Club - NEW
See the Woodland Calendar for more details.

If you have a requirement for a bespoke event such as Birthday Parties (children & adults), Inset Training Days, School trips, Wild Camping....contact us
As always do keep an eye on the Woodland Calendar and Facebook pages for additional updates.

Woodland Playscheme ~ October Half Term
Woodland Playschemes are a time for adventure, fun, exploration....and loads more!
Times: 1000 - 1600hrs ~ Early Bird from 0900 and Night Owl until 1700hrs •

~ Monday 28th: Surfing - in North Devon, last chance before the spring. (note: could be a longer day & for over 8's only)
~ Tuesday 29th: Creating & Constructing
~ Wednesday 30th: Witches & Wizards...Wands & Brooms
~ Thursday 31st: Pumpkin Carving, Apple bobbing & Pumpkin Soup
~ Friday 1st November: Autumnal creativeness

Book your place online today!

Treetots - NEW days
Monday 28th October
Due to demand...Treetots are having an extra spooky half term adventure on Monday 28th October for treetotters and families - siblings welcome. Let us know if you can come by booking via the link below. Same times and price - 10am to 12noon, £7.50 per family. Bring a packed lunch, stay and play until 1pm.

Thursday 21st November and 12th December
Treetots is a popular toddler group in the woods. We run every Monday during the term time, with additional holiday days. Following requests we are pleased to be running a Thursday morning Treetots on November 21st and December 12th. If these two days prove to be successful we will be running Treetots on a Monday AND Thursday from January 2014 onwards.

As always we need to know who is coming, so to ensure you have a place make sure you book online here

Click for more information

Woodland Weekenders Club 
Saturday 14th December
We have been asked to run a monthly Saturday Club in the woods for families.  So thought we would start with a festive session on December 14th. The club is open to all families with children of any age. There will be a mixture of activities that can engage toddlers to teenagers and adults.
Times: 10am - 12noon
Costs: £10.00 per family
Book online here

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

New thoughts...New website and New projects!!

A New Year and so many New things to tell you about!

I find that December and January are generally quieter times in the woods, so is a great time to get focused and re-energised for the emerging year. We carry out many woodland management tasks with and without groups.

In the last few days many new things have come to the fore, I will tell you about them...briefly!!

* The NEW website, this was first talked about 2 years ago I am ashamed to say. But they say all good things come to those that wait. The reason it has taken so long is because I love playing in the woods and not in front the computer, amongst other things!! I am thrilled with what we have and already and looking at ways to elaborate and expand it in the coming years. I am hoping that it will be so much easier to navigate and find, book events you require! I welcome any feedback so please do not hesitate in contacting me. There are numerous people that were involved behind the scenes in terms of the designer, graphic input, critical readers and writers etc....I owe lots of wine and dinners to many friends!! I hope you all enjoy the new site, same address www.woodlandplaycentre.co.uk 

* A NEW group that is setting down roots in the woods called TreeTots. A toddler group in the woods for children aged 5 years and under. A friend (Forest School leader & Playworker) and myself have talked it over and decided to give it a go and within an hour of setting the dedicated FB page it recieved over 80 'likes'. Over whelming start considering it is not due to start until March! More details to follow soon but we are registering peoples interest now. Details on the NEW website...did I mention there is a new website!!

* Generally NEW projects and ideas are emerging all the time and there seems to be a flurry of them now. We have new packages for schoools to visit us that link into current curriculum topics. A friend (speech and drama teacher) and I are spending a lot of time trialing days based around certain topics...such as a Gruffalo Day, Traditional Tales and many more!

* We are developing more scope to cater for adult functions in the woods and have a wonderful team of professionals ready to be involved.

I need to go and look at the NEW website again...it is like a new toy! As always thank you all for your continued support in allowing us to develop and grow.

A belated Happy New Year to you all and here is to a fun filled, energised and dry year!!