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mindfulness in nature

Mindfulness in Nature (5 week course)

January 5 @ 10:00 am - February 2 @ 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 @ 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…

kids campfire cooking workshop in north wales

Campfire Cooking for Kids

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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…

Wildcraft Adventure: the outdoor experience for video gamers

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Swansea)

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This February Half Term week our video game inspired activity days return to Swansea. In games like Minecraft and Terraria, players have to survive in a hostile environment; build their own house, hunt for their food, hunt for materials and fend off wandering monsters. Sure, your child can survive in the wilderness on the computer screen, but can they do it out in the woods? In our unique outdoor game kids have to work together, using what they know from video…

campfire cooking for kids workshop

Campfire Cooking for Kids

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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…

home education group in wrexham forest school

Pathfinders: Home Ed Group (spring term)

March 5 @ 11:00 am - May 14 @ 2:00 pm

"Seeking knowledge, Sharing inspiration." Nature education, bushcraft skills and forest school for home educating families with activities suitable for children of all ages. Our spring term of fortnightly sessions promises to be jam packed with engaging outdoor learning for our older children and plenty of child-led woodland activities for younger ones. All sessions are led by experienced tutors. This event page is specifically for those wanting to book onto our sessions. If you're new and want to find out more…

outdoor after school club in wales

Young Rangers: After School Club (spring term)

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - April 9 @ 6:00 pm

Our Young Rangers after-school club returns for 2019, after the Feb half term break! Kids will join us for weekly outdoor adventures including bushcraft, outdoor play, games, campfire cooking and more, leading up to the Easter break. The club is based at Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre on the National Trust's Erddig estate. The campfire is burning, the tools have been sharpened and the woods are ready to welcome your children. We're looking forward to getting into nature and leading your…

mindfulness in woods at hawarden estate with woodland classroom

Mindfulness in the Woods (Hawarden Estate)

March 16 @ 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 tutors 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 in the grounds of the Harwarden Estate against the backdrop of the woodlands, orchards and fields. The session will include;…

foraging for wild food in north wales training course

Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery – SOLD OUT!

March 23 @ 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 – SOLD OUT!

March 24 @ 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…

mindfulness in woodlands - training in north wales

Mindfulness in the Woods (Chirk Castle)

March 30 @ 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 – SOLD OUT!

April 6 @ 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 @ 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…

nature connection workshop in north wales

Nature Connection for Health & Wellbeing

April 13 @ 9:30 am - May 4 @ 4:30 pm

Are you feeling despondent, anxious, even depressed about the state of the planet? Every day there seems to be another bad news story featuring deforestation, environmental damage, rising screen time or climate change. It can feel overwhelming leaving you not knowing what action to take. We believe the only way out of this mess is to raise our consciousness, join with others who will raise their awareness and together be the best version of our own selves and be a…

wildcraft adventure

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Swansea)

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It's the Easter holidays and our video game inspired activity days are returning to Swansea. In games like Minecraft and Terraria, players have to survive in a hostile environment; build their own house, hunt for their food, hunt for materials and fend off wandering monsters. Sure, your child can survive in the wilderness on the computer screen, but can they do it out in the woods? In our unique outdoor game kids have to work together, using what they know from…

Wildcraft Adventure: the outdoor experience for video gamers

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Swansea)

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It's the Easter holidays and our video game inspired activity days are returning to Swansea. In games like Minecraft and Terraria, players have to survive in a hostile environment; build their own house, hunt for their food, hunt for materials and fend off wandering monsters. Sure, your child can survive in the wilderness on the computer screen, but can they do it out in the woods? In our unique outdoor game kids have to work together, using what they know from…

weeds for wellbeing at hawarden estate with woodland classroom

Weeds for Wellbeing (Hawarden Estate)

June 2 @ 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 @ 10:00 am - June 9 @ 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…

campfire cooking course in north wales

Wild Cooking

June 22 @ 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…

wild food foraging in north wales

Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Autumn in the woods is the perfect time for foraging wild foods. Join our expert guest tutor, Dave Watson from Woodland Survival Crafts as we explore the world of edible plants, fungi 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 and fungi are often viewed with suspicion and thought to be bitter or tasteless, only to be eaten as a last…

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