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Winter in the Woods

December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

winter forest school in wales

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 outdoor games, woodland crafts to take home and a blazing campfire with festive goodies for all, including hot chocolate and mince pies. We will also be singing a few seasonal songs around the fire. Places are limited, so book early to avoid missing out.

  • Make a Christmas Wreath from willow and woodland greenery.
  • Light your own campfire and cook tasty food on it.
  • Make your own Santa Stick.
  • Craft a bird feeder for your garden.
  • Make a winter crown with greenery from the woods.
  • Woodland games and lots of space to free play in the forest.

Get in touch if you’d like to know more. Advance booking is essential as this event filled up quickly last year. Phone James, 07876 794098 or email us at thewoodlandclassroom@gmail.com

Tickets are £35 per child (aged 6 – 12) and £30 for each additional sibling.

Activities are based around our forest school camp circle, complete with shelter and use of the Trust’s buildings should we need it.

christmas event for kids in the woods - north wales
“The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown, of all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown.”

Parents don’t stay with their children during this event – but there’s plenty to see at Erddig if you want to make a day of it. 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.


About the Venue

Erddig lies right on the doorstep of Wrexham town, easily accessible off the A483. The Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre  at Erddig has proper toilets and parking. Activities will be based around this space and the surrounding Erddig estate, being outdoors as much as possible. We also have use of the main activity room should the winter weather turn against us.

To find out more about what Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre has to offer, just follow this link.

For those of you considering speding some time at Erddig before whilst your kids are with us, read on….

Erddig itself 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 could forget the shopping all together and just 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
  • 1,200 acre parkland to discover

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


Get in touch if you’d like to know more. Phone James or Lea, 07876 794098 or email us. Advance booking is essential. Tickets are available just below on this page.

A note about winter weather… if we do get heavy rain on day of the event we will shift our crafty activities into the Outdoor Centre. In the event of high winds it is National Trust policy for the whole site to be closed to the public, in which case the event would have to be cancelled. In the event of us cancelling, customers will of course get a full refund.

How To Claim Your Discount for Siblings

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.


Forest School at Christmas



December 15, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Woodland Classroom
07876 794098


Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre
Wrexham, LL13 7RF United Kingdom
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07876 794098

Who's Attending

4 people are attending Winter in the Woods

  • Julie Whelan
  • Lorraine Ashworth
  • Elysia Sauvage
  • Emma Roberts


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