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...

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...

Summer days and nights

We've had a restful week in the sunshine and are enjoying the fact the summer feels like it has really arrived. The bluebells are busy...

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

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....

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...

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...

Back out there

The strikingly clear early spring light shone on us for our first session back out in the woods. And what a wondrously enjoyable time we...

Spring is in the air

It has been a long, cold winter for many reasons. We've been quietly holed up at home, like the rest of the world. As with everyone, it's...

Woodwork Tuesday

It was all about working with wood today in the woods. After starting a cracking fire, the children had a go at axing some wood with an...

November magic

We started the day planting trees in what is to be a new bit of woodland. We have set out a circlular space to be a future woodland glade...

Autumn Adventures

We welcomed new faces to our 'Stay and Play' group. The rain blew away as we gathered. There was fire starting, leaf throwing, broom...

Rain doesn't stop play

Despite the gorgeous light of Tuesday rising, the rain didn't stay away today. Not to worry, rain never stops play in the woods- just...

Spore Prints

We foraged for some fungi this Tuesday. By placing the fungi down on some paper, you can collect a 'spore print' from them. These were...

End of Term Tuesday

We can't quite believe how quickly this Autumn has sped by, and how we have been so richly immersed in so much change in the world of the...