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January 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm£5 – £35
Lea and James will be your guides to this traditional celebration as we gather under our huge parachute canopy and share the warmth of the winter fire.
- Craft a willow lantern with your family
- Enjoy hot mulled apple cider (non-alcoholic)
- Traditional Wassailing ceremony – blessing of the trees
- Cook up toffee apple slices on our blazing campfire
- Join the lantern procession to the orchard
- Share a sip from the wassail bowl & munch on apple cake
- Sing-along with wassail songs; James will have his mandolin
- Discover the ancient traditional of Wassailing & learn the history behind it
WHAT IS WASSAILING?
Your Guides: James & Lea Kendall
James is the Head Bushcraft Instructor at Woodland Classroom, having worked in environmental education & conservation for over 10 years. James’ approach to teaching steers his students toward fostering a deeper connection with nature through understanding the landscape around us; “Bushcraft skills are an effective way to do this as we learn how to make use of natural materials and live lightly with the land, whilst also connecting with our own ancient past by seeing the land through the eyes of our ancestors.”
Lea is a qualified Counsellor and Mindfulness in a Woodland Setting practitioner. She is a firm believer in the power of nature to be therapeutic for everyone. Lea is an active forager, passionate about how we can use common plants for both food and medicine. She enjoys making her own tinctures and medicinal remedies for treating common ailments.
Skills you will learn
Over the course of the evening you will experience a range of activities, including…