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shinrin yoku & forest bathing in wales

Forest Bathing (Erddig, Wrexham)

July 20 @ 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…

wildcraft adventure summer holiday club

Wildcraft: Summer Holiday Club

July 23 @ 10:00 am - August 27 @ 4:00 pm

Wildcraft Adventures every Tuesday of the school summer holidays at Erddig, Wrexham. If your kids love video games like Minecraft but you want them to get outdoors more, then this is the Holiday Club for you. Book your child on to a single date, or book for 3 dates or more to receive a special discount. In video games like Minecraft and Terraria, players have to survive in a hostile environment; build their own house, hunt for their food, search…

survival school in wales for children

Survival School (Erddig, Wrexham)

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

Our popular day of bushcraft adventures in the woods for the Summer 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 and wonderful…

kids campfire cooking workshop in north wales

Campfire Cooking for Kids – SOLD OUT!

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

Kids can join us to become Outdoor Masterchefs 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…

wild detectives: nature learning for kids in north wales

Wild Detectives

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

Is your child obsessed with nature? Do they collect creepy crawlies or old leaves and twigs? Perhaps they enjoy birdwatching or simply spending time getting stuck into nature in whatever way they can. Well, this is the day made just for them. Kids can join us for what we hope will be an inspiring day of discovery into the wonders of the natural world. So grab your magnifying glass and become a Wild Detective. James & Lea from Woodland Classroom…

campfire cooking for kids workshop

Campfire Cooking for Kids (Hawarden Estate)

August 2 @ 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 (Hawarden Estate)

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We've bringing our video game inspired activity day back to Flintshire for the summer 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…

Wildcraft Adventure: the outdoor experience for video gamers

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Swansea)

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Back in Swansea by popular demand over the school summer holidays. 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, using what…

mindfulness in woodlands - training in north wales

Mindfulness in the Woods (Chirk Castle)

August 10 @ 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 adventure

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Swansea)

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Back in Swansea by popular demand over the school summer holidays. 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, using what…

bushcraft skills course in north wales

Bushcraft Roots

August 17 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Our One-Day Bushcraft Skills Introductory 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 course is all set against the backdrop of the ancient woodland of the National Trust’s Chirk Castle estate. This one-day course is a perfect introduction to the world of bushcraft for anyone who is new to these skills or for those who already enjoy…

bushcraft shelter building course in north wales

Family Bushcraft: Shelter Building

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

A whole day of shelter building skills for parents and children. Show me a kid that doesn't love building dens out in the woods? It's an essential part of any wild childhood and this course will take your shared love of den building further than before as you learn new skills including; advanced shelter building, crafting natural cordage, essential survival knots and more. Whether you dream of taking your family on overnight wild camping trips, want to build the perfect…

survival school in wales for children

Survival School (Erddig, Wrexham)

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

Our popular day of bushcraft adventures in the woods returns for the summer 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 and…

wild detectives: nature learning for kids in north wales

Wild Detectives (Erddig, Wrexham)

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

Is your child obsessed with nature? Do they collect creepy crawlies or old leaves and twigs? Perhaps they enjoy birdwatching or simply spending time getting stuck into nature in whatever way they can. Well, this is the day made just for them. Kids can join us for what we hope will be an inspiring day of discovery into the wonders of the natural world. So grab your magnifying glass and become a Wild Detective. James & Lea from Woodland Classroom…

mindfulness in nature workshop

Mindfulness in the Woods (Hawarden Estate)

August 31 @ 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 Hawarden Estate Farm Shop with 25 acres of its own fields, orchards, and woodlands.…

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…

weeds for wellbeing at hawarden estate with woodland classroom

Weeds for Wellbeing (Hawarden Estate)

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

An introduction to foraging for wild plants in autumn that can be used in the treatment of common ailments. Autumn is such an abundant time for our hedgerows and 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…

nature connection workshop in north wales

Reconnecting with Nature

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 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…

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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