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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…

spring equinox guided walk in north wales

Spring Equinox Walk (Chirk Castle)

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Spring Equinox is a special moment in nature's calendar. It is one of only two times of the year that day and night are of equal length. Join Lea and James for a 2hr guided walk through the beautiful woodland and parkland of the National Trust’s Chirk Castle estate, starting and ending at our campfire circle under the trees. We will be looking at the emerging woodland and hedgerow plants, using field guides to identify unfamiliar species and searching…

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) – SOLD OUT!

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 hedgerow 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

Everywhere we turn there seems to be someone telling us that we need to "be more connected to nature." But what does that really mean? Here, at Woodland Classroom, we believe that the journey to stronger nature connection begins with 5 principles; slowing down, taking notice of the wild things, reading the landscape, giving back to the Earth and sharing our joy of nature with others. Join us around the campfire amoungst the beautiful woods and parkland of the National…

Wildcraft Adventure: the outdoor experience for video gamers

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Wrexham)

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We've bringing our video game inspired activity days back to Wrexham for the Easter holidays. In games like Minecraft and Fortnite, players have to survive in a hostile environment; build their own house, hunt for their food, search 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 real woods? In our unique outdoor game kids have to work together, using what they know…

survival school in wales for children

Survival School (Wrexham)

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our popular day of bushcraft adventures in the woods for the Easter holidays, inspired by Bear Grylls' recent kids TV show. Open to children aged 8-14 years.  Kids will have to choose which few precious items to take into the woods, discover which plants and trees could help them survive and learn to use sharp tools to craft useful items. There will also be our bushtucker challenge (optional for kids) where we'll be tasting all sorts of weird snacks including…

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Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Hawarden)

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We've bringing our video game inspired activity day to Flintshire for the first time ever this Easter holiday! In games like Minecraft and Fortnite, players have to survive in a hostile environment; build their own house, hunt for their food, search 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 real woods? In our unique outdoor game kids have to work together,…

survival school for kids

Survival School (Hawarden)

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our popular day of bushcraft adventures in the woods for the Easter holidays, inspired by Bear Grylls' recent kids TV show. Open to children aged 8-14 years.  Kids will have to choose which few precious items to take into the woods, discover which plants and trees could help them survive and learn to use sharp tools to craft useful items. There will also be our bushtucker challenge (optional for kids) where we'll be tasting all sorts of weird snacks including…

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…

wild in the woods - forest school activities in north wales

Wild in the Woods (Wrexham)

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

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.…

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…

shinrin yoku & forest bathing in wales

Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku)

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Shinrin-yoku (which translates to Forest Bathing) has captured peoples attention everywhere. In Japan it is widely used as a preventative medicine for its beneficial effect on our wellbeing. We know instinctively that spending time out in nature is good for our soul, but now research into Forest Bathing is proving our gut feelings to be true. Join us for a morning session of relaxation techniques, meditation, earthing and nature connection, with the aim of giving you a range of techniques which…

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 hedgerow 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…

Identifying Trees in Summer

Identifying Trees in Summer

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

When you're out walking, have you ever wondered, "which tree is that?" Do you know your rowan from your ash? Have no fear, because on this one-day course we'll show you how to identify a host of tree species by looking at leaves, bark, the shape of the tree and other clues. We'll also look at the different uses that trees have, their place in the ecosystem and even a bit of woodland folklore. You will also take away your…

firelighting and bushcraft skills for families in north wales

Playing with Fire

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A whole day of fire-lighting skills for parents and kids. We're told as children not to play with fire, but if we discover it's secrets and learn how to be safe when lighting fires outdoors then it can be our best friend. It warms us, cooks our food, lights our way and hypnotises us whilst campfire tales are told. We believe that kids should know not only how to light fires, but also manage their risk and be responsible for…

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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