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winter forest school in wales

Winter in the Woods

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Children can spend the day in the wintery woods with us, giving parents a chance to get some shopping & wrapping done while the kids are away having fun. It's one of the last weekends before Christmas and they're going to need somewhere to release all that pent up excitement. So, they could join us for this special festive themed day of activities in the wintery woods of the Erddig estate, open to children aged 6-12 years. There will be…

celebrating winter solstice with national trust

Woodland Winter Solstice – SOLD OUT!

December 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate Midwinter's Eve with us in the woods. Families with children of all ages are welcome to join us at our Forest School circle hidden in the ancient woodland on the National Trust's Erddig estate for an early evening session of solstice celebration around the campfire. We will start with a lantern-lit walk across the meadow and into the woods where our crackling campfire will give us a warm and welcome light at the darkest time of the year. Last…

learn mindfulness in woodlands wales

Mindfulness at Midwinter

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

An introduction to practising Mindfulness and a celebration of the Winter Solstice, working with nature as an aid and stimulus for learners to improve their health & well-being through a stronger connection to ourselves and the outdoors. Qualified and experienced tutors will take you through a range of activities aimed at giving you techniques which you can take forward to practise Mindfulness in your own time whilst outdoors. All this will take place against the backdrop of the beautiful National…

celebrating winter solstice with national trust

Woodland Winter Solstice – SOLD OUT!

December 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate Midwinter's Eve with us in the woods. Families with children of all ages are welcome to join us at our Forest School circle hidden in the ancient woodland on the National Trust's Erddig estate for an early evening session of solstice celebration around the campfire. We will start with a lantern-lit walk across the meadow and into the woods where our crackling campfire will give us a warm and welcome light at the darkest time of the year. Last…

learn mindfulness in woodlands wales

Mindfulness at Midwinter

December 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

An introduction to practising Mindfulness and a celebration of the Winter Solstice, working with nature as an aid and stimulus for learners to improve their health & well-being through a stronger connection to ourselves and the outdoors. Qualified and experienced tutors will take you through a range of activities aimed at giving you techniques which you can take forward to practise Mindfulness in your own time whilst outdoors. All this will take place against the backdrop of the beautiful National…

woodland winter solstice celebration in wales

Woodland Winter Solstice (Adults Only Event)

December 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Celebrate Midwinter's Eve with us in the woods for a special Adults Only night of our popular Woodland Winter Solstice celebration. Join us at our Forest Fire Circle circle hidden in the ancient woodland on the National Trust's Erddig estate for an early evening session of solstice celebration around the campfire. We will start with a lantern-lit walk across the meadow and into the woods where our crackling campfire will give us a warm and welcome light at the darkest…

mindfulness in nature

Mindfulness in Nature (5 week course)

January 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Want to be more mindful in your life in 2019? Lea will be hosting weekly sessions, each Saturday for five weeks beginning in January. Sow the seeds of intention for the new year and start as you mean to go on. Nature is the key element here, over the five week period we will practice different Mindfulness and meditation exercises with the natural world being the focus. Lea Kendall, Mindfulness Practitioner & Counsellor, will be teaching you a range of…

Identifying Trees in Winter

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

When you're out walking, have you ever wondered, "which tree is that?" Once the leaves have fallen from the trees, many people can be stumped when asked what they're seeing in the woods. But if we can understand the clues trees give us we can unlock their identity and so much more. On this one-day course we'll show you how to identify trees in winter by looking at buds, bark, the shape of the tree and other clues. We'll also…

foraging for wild food in north wales training course

Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery – SOLD OUT!

March 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Spring in the woods is an exciting time for foraging wild foods with fresh spring greens sprouting up everywhere. Join our expert guest tutor, Dave Watson from Woodland Survival Crafts as we explore the world of edible plants, roots and wild game. "Food tastes better outdoors" is a common phrase but it tastes even better when you have gathered and prepared it yourself. Edible wild plants are often viewed with suspicion and thought to be bitter or tasteless, only to…

foraging for wild food in north wales training course

Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery

March 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

A 2nd date due to popular demand! Spring in the woods is an exciting time for foraging wild foods with fresh spring greens sprouting up everywhere. Join our expert guest tutor, Dave Watson from Woodland Survival Crafts as we explore the world of edible plants, roots and wild game. "Food tastes better outdoors" is a common phrase but it tastes even better when you have gathered and prepared it yourself. Edible wild plants are often viewed with suspicion and thought…

mindfulness in woodlands - training in north wales

Mindfulness in the Woods (Chirk Castle)

March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

An introduction to Mindfulness with nature as an aid and stimulus for learners to improve their health & well-being through a stronger connection to ourselves and nature. Our qualified and experienced tutor will take you through a range of activities aimed at giving you techniques to take forward in practising Mindfulness in your own time. All this will take place against the backdrop of the beautiful National Trust's Chirk Castle estate with ancient woodland, deer parkland and footpath network. The…

campfire cooking course in north wales

Wild Cooking

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you want to take your outdoor cookery skills to a whole new level? We will guide you through a banquet of mouth-watering recipes all of which can be cooked easily outdoors over the campfire. This one day course looks at a range of inspiring foods that you'll be able to recreate for yourself. We will learn to prepare and cook; snacks, salads, starters, savoury meals and sweet desserts. All this will take place against the backdrop of our bushcraft basecamp…

weeds for wellbeing - hedgerow medicine in north wales

Weeds for Wellbeing

April 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

An introduction to foraging for wild plants in spring that can be used in the treatment of common ailments. So many plants that are considered "weeds" can actually be harvested to create effective home remedies. You'll learn to identify a range of plants and come away with your own honey elixir and immune boosting spring tonic and hedgreow syrups. We will also make our own fresh, herbal teas and everyone can take away foraged plants to dry at home. This course…

bushcraft & mindfulness

Woodland Mindfulness & Bushcraft Weekend

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Immerse yourself in a whole weekend of mindfulness in the woods accompanied by a range of bushcraft activities aimed at focusing the mind and increasing awareness & appreciation of the natural world. Through the weekend you will be guided by four tutors each with their own specialities and experience in their field. Join us around the campfire amoungst the beautiful woods and parkland of the National Trust's Chirk Castle estate in NorthEast Wales for a relaxing weekend of learning in…

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