May Days

After the downpours at the weekend, we were glad for the light breeze and the return of the sunshine this week. We have started to build...

Last week in the woods

Spring has really sprung in the last couple of weeks and we've enjoyed connecting with a whole range of people. We spent a lovely...

Bluebell time

We started our early summer parent Stay and Play sessions today. We meet every Tuesday morning from 9.15-11 am. We make a fire to boil a...

Rain does not stop play

Some of the things we got up to today were... Wood collecting, passing, sorting, carrying, lighting, cooking, toasting, warming, eating,...

Easter Holiday sessions

Despite the rain and the spring breeze, we've had a great week in the woods this Easter Holidays. It was fun to push all the rainwater...

March Monday

It is time for birds to build their nests, so this week we have been playing some games to learn to recognise different birds. We have...

wildlife in the woods

The sun shone down on our woodlands this week and we continued to spot the signs of spring. We went on a hunt for snowdrops, celandines...

Food for us and the birds

The smallest people collected pine cones in the drizzle this morning, before making bird feeders with them. We spotted freshly dug...

Spring things...

Snowdrops, celandines, primroses, hazel flowers, catkins, alder cones, digging, damming, jumping, splashing, slipping, balancing,...

Wind and the woods

As we all know it has been just too windy to be safely out there playing in the woods these last few days. We started our week by...

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...

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...