Shadows and sunsets

This time of the year is known as Samhain. The clocks have changed and brought us bright, low, sharp light this week. We've had day time,...

Autumn holiday club

We have spent a peaceful but productive two days in the woods. There was lots of fire making, pumpkin soup cooking, bread baking, and...

Foraging child- led fun in the woods

This week we met a lovely new group of children and got to start to get to know a beautiful patch of National Trust woodland on Crockham...

Forest School Day!...(and this week in the woods)

Last Friday was the 4th Annual Forest School Day. We spent all week in the woods celebrating this by being out in the woods with 6...

Conference, reflections and connections

This weekend we spent our time (camping) at the FSA annual conference, which was great! We heard from three really interesting speakers:...

Child directed Monday Skills

Each and every week, the children are busy, chatty, engaged, sociable, and out there being kids and playing when they come to the woods,...

Autumn Equinox

This week the morning mist has hung and been slow to rise, as we have reached the Autumn Equinox and the turning of the seasons with the...

Rainy Tuesday

Cloudy wet skies led to a day of noticing the small things. The drip on the underside of the gate, the shine the rain made on the...

Foraging, floral fun

We started the week arranging flowers and foliage foraged from the garden, fields and woods. With quiet, creativity comes conversation...

Good Company Monday

On the day when thousands of children started their first full week back at school, we also had our own first day. For the past year we...

Summer holiday play

We can't quite believe we have nearly come to the end of our summer holiday woodland play... It has been a fantastic month of freedom,...

Tuesday Holiday Club

A busy days play. Some of the things that the children got up to were: tapping sticks, games exploring senses with blindfolds,...

Thursday in the woods

We escaped any rain which was forecast, and had a brilliant day of refining our tool skills in the woods. First by making elder beads and...

Wednesday creating

After some brilliant games in the trees, today was all about creating with wood. Climbing on it, snapping dead wood, carrying wood,...

August pottering

Today was a firelighting, charcloth making, towel ripping, stream jumping, blind folded game playing, den making, mud splatting, stick...

Thursday Play

Today the children: made tree identification tokens drilled holes with palm drills to thread the discs spotted butterflies and counted...

Blustery Woodland Wednesday

The gusts of wind circled round the tree tops today, but we were sheltered beneath the canopy and only felt a few spots of drizzle and...

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...