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Campfire Cooking for Kids (Hawarden Estate)

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£37
campfire cooking for kids workshop

Kids can join us for a day in the woods learning to cook up delicious meals and snacks over a crackling campfire. Children will gain confidence in cooking up a variety of foods outdoors from wild teas, to fresh bread, to scrummy desserts. This day is perfect for any child who loves the outdoor life and they’ll pick up a whole bunch of skills to use on their next family camping trip. Expect sticky fingers 🙂

Kids will also build their own campfires and create their own camp cooking gadgets from natural materials to grill, fry, bake and boil a range of tasty treats. All this will take place in our bushcraft basecamp within the grounds of the Hawarden Estate against the backdrop of the woodlands, orchards and fields.

Activities will Include:

♦ Take a foraging walk on the hunt for edible plants

♦ Baking scrummy puddings in a dutch oven

♦ Build your own campfire and cook on it

♦ Craft your own campfire gadgets to hang your cooking pot

♦ Learn to cook up quick & easy alternatives to toasting marshmallows

♦ Bake bannock bread in a pan next to the campfire

♦ Create a woodland feast with campfire calzones, garlic bread, potato waffles, toasties, nettle crisps and more

♦ Plenty of opportunity for play in the woods including favourites like den building, rope games and camouflage

Tickets are ÂŁ37 per child and ÂŁ32 for each additional sibling.

The activities are aimed at 8-12 year olds due to the higher skill level required of kids when doing campfire cooking, but we have had younger and older children come along so if you feel that your child would be suited to the day, then do get in touch with us and we can decide if this event is a good fit for your child.

All activities are based around our forest school shelter and surrounding woods. Children will make new friends and learn new skills whilst enjoying a fantastic day out in nature, all led by experienced activity leaders.

Parents don’t stay with their children during this event. Our forest school activity days are all supervised by trained and experienced staff… that’s us. If your child has special needs that you feel would require a parent or guardian to stay with them for the day though, we would advise getting in touch with us in advance of making a booking and we’ll see what we can arrange. We like to be as inclusive as we can.

To get your Tickets – scroll to the bottom of this page.

About the Activity Leaders

bushcraft skills in north walesJames Kendall is Bushcraft Instructor, Forest School Leader & Social Forester. He has been working in woodlands for over 10 years now. He recently received the Bushcraft Competency Certifiate awarded through the Institute for Outdoor Learning after 2 years of study. He was also the Project Manager for Long Wood Community Woodland, the largest community owned woodland in Wales, overseeing management of 300 acres (120ha) of broadleaf and conifer forest. He is a former Director of Llais y Goedwig, the voice of community woodlands in Wales.

lea kendall - counsellor and life coach

Lea Kendall is the co-founder of Woodland Classroom and has led hundreds of woodland activity sessions for groups of all ages. She is also a qualified Counsellor and Mindfulness in the Woods practitioner, specialising in Nature Therapy.

“I am a firm believer in the power of nature to be therapeutic for everyone. My training as an Counsellor worked toward my long-term goal to incorporate nature therapy into my services. I am passionate about finding ways to increase the self-esteem of people and encouraging motivation through positive experience, shared enthusiasm and a nurturing environment.”

About the Venue

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop is an award-winning purveyor of local produce surrounded by 25 acres of its own fields, orchards and woodlands. Much of their meat, fruit and veg is reared and grown on the estate and is not only for sale in the excellent Farm Shop but also served up in their tasty cafe. The estate also plays host to the Good Life Experience annual festival and hosts an exicting programme of events throughtout the year. “Provenance is key to us because we not only believe in food that tastes great but that is also local, sustainable and is good for our community, the environment and our customer’s health.”

The Woodland Classroom basecamp is set within the estate’s beautiful woods where in spring you can find snowdrops and bluebells, in summer count the bird species and in autumn identify the bugs rooting around under the leaf litter.

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop is easily accessible from the A55 North Wales Expressway. Chester City Centre is only 15 minutes drive away. Central Wrexham is just 20 mins drive away. The venue postcode is CH5 3FB.

workshops at hawarden estate farm shop

Venue Facilities

Whilst your child is out in the woods with us you might want to take advantage of the many things Hawarden Estate Farm Shop has to offer…

♦ Weekend Makers & Producers Market Place
♦ Cafe with a fantastic seasonal menu
♦ Kids adventure play ground
♦ Farm Shop including; butchery, fresh & local fruit n’ veg, a superb selection of local cheeses
♦ The best coffee in the area (fact)
♦ Nature trail
♦ Hawarden Old Castle (open to the public select dates in the year)
♦ An ever growing list of events throughout the year for all ages & more

You can find out more about everything the venue has to offer by visiting their website.

How To Claim your Discount for Booking Siblings onto this Event

We’re offering a small discount in order to ease the financial burden on families with more than one child. Hey, we like to help. So, in order to activate this discount at the checkout on this website, here’s what you need to do:

For 2 children from the same family – drop 2 standard Child tickets at full price into your Basket and at the Checkout simply apply the coupon codeWILDSIBLING2 to activate the ÂŁ5 discount.

For 3 children from the same family – drop 3 standard Child tickets at full price into your Basket and at the Checkout simply apply the coupon code WILDSIBLING3 to activate the cumulative ÂŁ10 discount.

Easy!

Get in touch if you have any questions. Phone James, 07876 794098 or email us. Advance booking is essential. Tickets are available just below on this page.

YOU CAN READ OUR EVENT TERMS & CONDITIONS HERE.

Details

Date:
August 2
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
£37
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Organiser

Woodland Classroom
Phone:
07876 794098
Website:
www.woodlandclassroom.com

Venue

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop
Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire Flintshire CH53FB United Kingdom + Google Map
Phone:
01244 533 442
Website:
https://www.hawardenestate.co.uk

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