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nature connection workshop in north wales

Reconnecting with Nature

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 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…

bushcraft & survival skills weekend in north wales

Bushcraft Skills Weekend

September 28 @ 9:30 am - September 29 @ 4:30 pm

Our Two Day Immersive Bushcraft Skills Course. Whether you’re new to bushcraft or a veteran of the outdoors, let our experienced instructors guide you through the core skill branches of bushcraft; shelter, fire, food and using edged tools. Our weekend long course is all set against the backdrop of the ancient woodland of the National Trust’s Chirk Castle estate. This two-day course is an immersion into the world of bushcraft, perfect for both beginners and those who already enjoy the outdoor lifestyle…

weeds for wellbeing - hedgerow medicine in north wales

Weeds for Wellbeing (Chirk Castle)

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

An introduction to foraging for wild plants in that can be used in the treatment of common ailments. Autumn is an abundant time in our hedgerows and 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 tonic and hedgerow syrup. We will also make our own fresh, herbal teas and everyone can take away foraged…

mindfulness in nature workshop

Mindfulness in the Woods (Chirk Castle)

October 6 @ 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…

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Wrexham)

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We've bringing our video game inspired activity days back to Wrexham for October half term. 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…

wild in the woods - forest school activities in north wales

Wild in the Woods (Erddig, Wrexham)

October 29 @ 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.…

halloween activities in the woods for kids

Creepy Crafts (Hawarden)

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Woodland crafts and games for kids with a spooky theme. This Halloween we're hosting a day of arts & crafts, games and fun team challenges to get kids in the mood for the evening to come. Can they solve the clues to mix the right ingredients for their own magic potions? Will your kids escape the Giant Spiders Web Challenge? Can they craft their own lantern ready for 'trick or treating' on Halloween night?  This day is perfect for the…

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Swansea)

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

Back in Swansea by popular demand for the October half term week. Our video game inspired activity days return. In games like Minecraft and Fortnite, 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,…

wildcraft adventure

Wildcraft Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Hawarden)

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

We're bringing our video game inspired activity day back to Flintshire this October half term! 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…

Identifying Trees in Winter

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 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…

foraging for wild food in north wales training course

Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery (Erddig)

April 18, 2020 @ 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 us 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 be eaten as a last resort. But to the…

campfire cooking course in north wales

Wild Cooking (Erddig)

April 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Do you want to take your outdoor cookery skills to a whole new level? Are you ready to wow your friends and family with your campfire cooking over the summer camping season ahead? Join us, as we 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…

foraging for wild food in north wales training course

Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery (Hawarden)

May 9, 2020 @ 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 us 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 be eaten as a last resort. But to the forager,…

bushcraft & mindfulness

Woodland Mindfulness & Bushcraft Weekend

May 16, 2020 @ 9:30 am - May 17, 2020 @ 5:00 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. Throughout 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…

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