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July 2019

£30

Forest Bathing (Erddig, Wrexham)

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Erddig Hall & Gardens, Erddig Hall
Wrexham, Wrexham LL13 0YT United Kingdom
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shinrin yoku & forest bathing in wales

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…

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£35

Wildcraft: Summer Holiday Club – SOLD OUT

July 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - August 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre, Erddig
Wrexham, LL13 7RF United Kingdom
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wildcraft adventure summer holiday club

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…

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£37

Survival School (Erddig, Wrexham) SOLD OUT!

July 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Erddig Hall & Gardens, Erddig Hall
Wrexham, Wrexham LL13 0YT United Kingdom
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survival school in wales for children

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…

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£37

Campfire Cooking for Kids

July 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Felin Puleston Outdoor Centre, Erddig
Wrexham, LL13 7RF United Kingdom
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kids campfire cooking workshop in north wales

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…

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August 2019

£35

Wild Detectives

August 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire Flintshire CH53FB United Kingdom + Google Map
wild detectives: nature learning for kids in north wales

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…

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£37

Campfire Cooking for Kids (Hawarden Estate)

August 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire Flintshire CH53FB United Kingdom + Google Map
campfire cooking for kids workshop

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…

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£35

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Hawarden Estate) – SOLD OUT!

August 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire Flintshire CH53FB United Kingdom + Google Map
Wildcraft Adventure: the outdoor experience for video gamers

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…

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£35

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Swansea)

August 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Penllergare Valley Woods, Penllergaer
Swansea, Swansea SA4 9GS United Kingdom
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Wildcraft Adventure: the outdoor experience for video gamers

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…

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£25

Mindfulness in the Woods (Chirk Castle)

August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chirk Castle, Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF
Wrexham, Wrexham LL14 5AF United Kingdom
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mindfulness in woodlands - training in north wales

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…

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£35

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Swansea)

August 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Penllergare Valley Woods, Penllergaer
Swansea, Swansea SA4 9GS United Kingdom
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wildcraft adventure

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…

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£20 – £75

Bushcraft Roots

August 17, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Chirk Castle, Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF
Wrexham, Wrexham LL14 5AF United Kingdom
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bushcraft skills course in north wales

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…

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£10 – £55

Family Bushcraft: Shelter Building

August 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chirk Castle, Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF
Wrexham, Wrexham LL14 5AF United Kingdom
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bushcraft shelter building course in north wales

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…

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£37

Survival School (Erddig, Wrexham) – SOLD OUT!

August 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Erddig Hall & Gardens, Erddig Hall
Wrexham, Wrexham LL13 0YT United Kingdom
+ Google Map
survival school in wales for children

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…

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£25

Mindfulness in the Woods (Hawarden Estate)

August 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire Flintshire CH53FB United Kingdom + Google Map
mindfulness in nature workshop

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.…

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September 2019

£25 – £55

Wild Cooking – SOLD OUT!

September 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chirk Castle, Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF
Wrexham, Wrexham LL14 5AF United Kingdom
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campfire cooking course in north wales

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…

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Wild Cooking – SOLD OUT!

September 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chirk Castle, Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF
Wrexham, Wrexham LL14 5AF United Kingdom
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campfire cooking course in north wales

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…

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£55

Wild Food, Foraging & Wilderness Cookery – SOLD OUT

September 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Erddig Hall & Gardens, Erddig Hall
Wrexham, Wrexham LL13 0YT United Kingdom
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wild food foraging in north wales

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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£55

Reconnecting with Nature

September 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Chirk Castle, Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF
Wrexham, Wrexham LL14 5AF United Kingdom
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nature connection workshop in north wales

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…

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£20 – £150

Bushcraft Skills Weekend

September 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - September 29, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Chirk Castle, Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF
Wrexham, Wrexham LL14 5AF United Kingdom
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bushcraft & survival skills weekend in north wales

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…

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October 2019

£55

Weeds for Wellbeing (Chirk Castle)

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chirk Castle, Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF
Wrexham, Wrexham LL14 5AF United Kingdom
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weeds for wellbeing - hedgerow medicine in north wales

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…

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£25

Mindfulness in the Woods (Chirk Castle)

October 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chirk Castle, Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF
Wrexham, Wrexham LL14 5AF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
mindfulness in nature workshop

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…

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£40

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Wrexham)

October 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Erddig Hall & Gardens, Erddig Hall
Wrexham, Wrexham LL13 0YT United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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…

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£37

Creepy Crafts (Hawarden) – SOLD OUT!

October 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire Flintshire CH53FB United Kingdom + Google Map
halloween activities in the woods for kids

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…

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November 2019

£40

Wildcraft: Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Swansea) – SOLD OUT!

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Penllergare Valley Woods, Penllergaer
Swansea, Swansea SA4 9GS United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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,…

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£40

Wildcraft Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Hawarden)

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire Flintshire CH53FB United Kingdom + Google Map
wildcraft adventure

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…

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December 2019

£5 – £25

Wassailing & Lantern Evening

December 13, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire Flintshire CH53FB United Kingdom + Google Map
wassail & lantern evening in north wales

Crackling fire, glowing lanterns, steaming hot mulled apple juice and merriment a-plenty for all the family! Celebrate a traditional Wassailing with us as we bless the fruit trees for a bountiful harvest. If you're looking for something different to yet another Santa's grotto then our Wassailing & Lantern Evening is just the thing. Families with children of all ages are welcome to join us at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop for an evening which promises to be a very special and…

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£10 – £12

Woodland Winter Solstice

December 20, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - December 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Erddig Hall & Gardens, Erddig Hall
Wrexham, Wrexham LL13 0YT United Kingdom
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celebrating winter solstice with national trust

Celebrate Midwinter's Eve with us in the woods. Families with children of all ages are welcome to join us at our Forest School circle hidden in the ancient woodland on the National Trust's Erddig estate for an early evening session of solstice celebration around the campfire. We will start with a lantern-lit walk across the meadow and into the woods where our crackling campfire will give us a warm and welcome light at the darkest time of the year. Our…

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£30

Mindfulness at Midwinter

December 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Erddig Hall & Gardens, Erddig Hall
Wrexham, Wrexham LL13 0YT United Kingdom
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learn mindfulness in woodlands wales

Join us around the midwinter campfire, for a celebration of the Winter Solstice. You will be introduced to a range of Mindfulness & Bushcraft techniques which are perfect for marking the darkest time of the year. Experiencing nature with all our senses is a powerful doorway to practising mindfulness which is proven to improve your health & well-being. Practising bushcraft brings us closer to our ancestors and a very old way of understanding the natural world around us. It also…

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February 2020

£35

Identifying Trees in Winter – SOLD OUT!

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Chirk Castle, Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF
Wrexham, Wrexham LL14 5AF United Kingdom
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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…

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£40

SOLD OUT – Wildcraft Outdoor Adventure for Video Gamers (Hawarden)

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire Flintshire CH53FB United Kingdom + Google Map
wildcraft adventure

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT We're bringing our video game inspired activity day back to Flintshire this February 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…

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