With the darkest period of the year behind us, the Young Rangers popular after-school club (for 6-11 year olds) will be returning this month for a new year of Forest School activities, learning from nature, woodland games and arts & crafts in the outdoors with Lea and James. We are planning to return to our regular Thursday sessions beginning 5th Feb. Sessions run from 4pm-6pm. To find out more or book a place for your child, see the events listing.
Our Winter in the Woods event on Dec 22nd proved a big hit with a bright, crisp winter’s day where children built dens and made birdfeeders. It was also very rewarding to see them all succeed at basic fire-lighting skills, especially as the ground was damp and much of the kindling wet from the previous day’s rain. Well done to all for meeting the challenge.
Going Twice Weekly?
Following such a positive response from children and parents, we are seriously looking into running a second weekly session. The previous term of Young Rangers was oversubscribed and we’ve had many requests for a second night. We’ve decided on Tuesdays being best and beginning after the school Easter holiday. Our first session would be on Tuesday 14th April, from 4pm to 6pm. If you would like to register your interest then please get in touch. If we get enough bookings, this will happen. The Thursday sessions will continue as normal.
February Half Term: The Vikings Are Coming!
On Monday 16th Feb, we’ll be hosting a full day of half term activities for local children where we’ll be taking them back to the Dark Ages. Beorn and Freya will be your hosts, giving children the chance to find out how the Vikings lived, try their hand at fire-lighting and axe skills and get close to props, clothes, armour and tools from the period. There’ll also be the usual woodland games, campfire cooked lunch and maybe… a troll hunt.