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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

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...

Sunny Days

With the blackthorn blossom emerging and the willow blooming in the trees, today we welcomed back our group of parents and children. The...

And so it doesn't begin again...

We've enjoyed tonight's late night news watching with the teenage children of the house. It's odd that we gathered together to watch and...