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...

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...

Spring things...

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

Storm Eunice and the coming of Spring

The winds have come and gone, along with a brief power cut and so we have been out assessing the damage this morning. The winds have...

Thursday Play

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

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...