Summer Stay and Play

We had our first summer holiday Stay and Play session today. It also marked the start of our second full year of playing in the...

warmth at last

Finally a glimpse of blue skies behind the clouds....and some dappled sunshine in the woods...it is actually starting to feel just a tiny...

Meadows

The children are very inspired by the grassy meadows we travel through on our way to the woods. Their curiosity is endless, with playing...

July days

With sunshine on their backs, the children started their Monday afternoon by hiding in the meadows. The grass has grown so tall, that...

June woodland wetness

This last weekend we spent time meeting with the local East Sussex Forest School Association group. We met in the woods to discuss our...

Midsummer!

The summer solstice and mid summers day came and went with the rain and the cold! We heard that this year, the winter solstice had higher...

Sunny days

The sun has allowed the wild plants and flowers to blossom and bloom and given us ideas for creative play in the woods. The grass has...

Shady summer days

The woodland canopy provided us all with some shady respite from the sun this week. With the heat, has come thriving wildflowers and...

May days

Rain doesn't stop play in the woods. There were stiles and bridges to go over and under. Some children hid in the shelter to eat a snack-...

Muddy May

Thunder, rain and hail made lots of gloriously muddy puddles for us this week. Bring on jumping and splashing, shelter building. The...

May Play and Mental Health

The sun has shone on us this week as we explored the woods. We have welcomed new children and adults and shared drinks and snacks and...

Tuesday

After the long weekend and a splash of rain, the bluebells were really blooming and blowing in the breeze today. Today was about hunting...

Tuesday

The north wind had dropped and the Spring sunshine was felt today. With the bluebells emerging, we sniffed them to get their scent on the...

Mellow Monday

With our lovely new Monday group, we set out on the journey to the woods. There was scrambling under stiles today, as well as over them....

Tweeting Tuesday

We started the day with birds, birds, and birds. Listening, observing and creating. The children made and flew birds around the woods in...

Marvellous Monday

The sun shone and we had a marvellous Monday afternoon! It was all birds, blossom and bluebells. We tried to hear and spot as many birds...

Springtime play

With the sun upon us we set off for our final holiday adventure in the woods. Today was a day of games and play. The children made up...

Eggcellent adventures

The children started their day with an exploration through the woodland and some tree identification games and spotted a nest. They...

Woodland Wednesday

With a light dusting of yesterdays snow on the ground and a chill in the air, we set off in beautiful sunshine to the fields. The...

Tremendous Tuesday Tree Planting

In collaboration with The Children's Forests, today we set off on a great tree planting adventure, to continue the process here in Sawpit...