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Wild in the Woods (Erddig, Wrexham)

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

wild in the woods - forest school activities in north wales

Let the wild side of your child loose in the woods for a whole day of activities led by experienced Forest School Leaders this Easter holiday. Open to kids aged 6-12 years. Join us at our basecamp under the trees. You could learn how to build better dens, improve your woodcraft skills, make your own thumb stick or discover the mysteries of tracking. There will be games, crafts to take home and we’ll be cooking up some tasty campfire snacks together too. Our Wild in the Woods activity days are all about getting children engaged in the outdoors, exploring nature, playing and learning together. Warning; kids might get muddy 🙂

We always have a bunch of activities up our sleeves but in Forest School it’s the children’s creativity and curiosity that can decide exactly what activities we get up to. We provide the space, the supervision and the guidance where they need it, the children do the rest and the woods always work their magic. Kids always have the choice to opt out of activities and simply enjoy their own play or relax in the hammocks strung up throughout the woods.

Activities Could Include:

♦ Lighting your own campfire

♦ Building and creating your own campsite deep in the woods

♦ Creating our own forest obstacle course with rope walks, rope swings and tightropes between the trees

♦ Play outdoor favourite games like Capture the Flag, Firekeeper & Silent Stalker

♦ Learning some woodcraft, whittle or chop wood with sharp tools (all supervised of course)

♦ Tuck into campfire cooked snacks

♦ Plenty of opportunity for imaginative play in the woods, of course

wild in the woods - forest school for kids

Get in touch if you’d like to know more. Advance booking is essential as these events are popular. Phone James, 07876 794 098 or email us.

Tickets are £37 per child and £33 for each additional sibling. To get your Tickets – scroll to the bottom of this page.

All our 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.

Children should bring their own packed lunch, but we’ll have plenty of fruit squash and some other treats too. Places are limited, so book early to avoid missing out.

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

Erddig lies right on the doorstep of Wrexham town, easily accessible off the A483.

Erddig is home to Grade I listed gardens. Tours are given daily to visitors or you can freely explore the impressive walled garden, now restored to its 18th-century formal design. With rare fruit trees and a National Collection of Ivies, Erddig’s garden is a very special place.

Visitors can learn about its history, design, restoration and conservation. Discover how this magnificent garden is managed today. Then, in your own time, revisit your favourite parts, or just sit and relax.

Explore a much-loved home, garden and 1,200-acre estate filled with the stories of a family and their servants. Discover life above and below stairs in a unique family home that’s captured the way of life of a bustling household during the early years of the last century.

erddig in winter

Venue Facilities

Whilst your kids are adventuring in the estate’s woods with us you might want to make advantage of the many things Erddig Hall & Gardens has to offer…

  • Tea-room and restaurant
  • Take home a selection of peat-free plants in spring and summer
  • Try a bottle of Erddig’s own cider
  • Gift Shop with a variety of food, garden and locally-sourced gift ideas
  • Daily tours of the hall and gardens
  • Free parking
  • The Wolfs Den, a 2.5 acre natural play area for little ones
  • 1,200 acre parkland to discover

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’ve decided to give a little 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 code WILDCRAFTSIBLING2 to activate the £5.00 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 WILDCRAFTSIBLING3 to activate the cumulative £10.00 discount.



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October 29
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Woodland Classroom
07876 794098


Erddig Hall & Gardens
Erddig Hall
Wrexham, Wrexham LL13 0YT United Kingdom
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01978 355314


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1 Child: Wild in the Woods @ Erddig 29/10/19£37.00Admits 1 Child (6-12 years) to Wild in the Woods on Tuesday 29th Oct 2019 at Erddig, Wrexham. 10am - 4pm