An excited bunch ready to take on the challenges that lay ahead. Typical activities for this age group include capture the flag, nerf battles / nerf wars, den building, water fights, toasting marshmallows and camp fire food.
Educational and fun woodland adventures at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum (Early Years / EYFS)
We love the beauty of Westonbirt, The National Arboretum (near Tetbury in Gloucestershire) - so much so, that we would love the opportunity to provide woodland adventures through outdoor learning for young children and toddlers in this beautiful collection of trees and stunning landscape.
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is part of the Forestry Commission's estate - based near Tetbury in Gloucestershire - between Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Swindon, Bristol, Bath and Chippenham.
Summer holiday club / summer day camp starts!! Based at our location in Box, Wiltshire - between Bath, Corsham and Chippenham
Cool kids playing in the woods and countryside - exploring, adventuring! A busy start to our summer holiday club where children are able to be children, having natural outdoor fun, making new friends and playing together. And not a computer game in sight!!!
Running, chasing, cooking, building, toasting, eating - involving dens, animals, sausages, marshmallows, exercise and rest - kids being kids and grown-ups being kids! Fab!
We visited the farm animals, we ran free and chased each other, we built dens in the woods, we ate camp fire food and toasted marshmallows - all rounded off by singing happy birthday and eating cake!
A Woodland Adventure for a 7 year old girl's party - for boys and girls from Corsham Primary School, Pound Pill, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9YW
Feeding the elephants (oops... I mean pigs in disguise), sheep, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits. Den building and toasting marshmallows on the open fire. Camp fire food included. Running games and a water fight. Always a pleasure to host a party for such wonderful, friendly and excitable kids!
Woodland birthday party for 6 year old girls and boys from Monkton Park Primary School, Sadlers Mead, Chippenham, SN15 3PN
An inclusive group of boys and girls from Chippenham, with many familiar faces - feeding the farm animals, playing hide and seek tag, playing bulldog, building dens, toasting marshmallows, using imaginations, playing and having fun in the outdoors just as every child should be doing throughout the year - rain or shine! Although today was glorious sunshine.
A woodland party for 11 year old boys and girls from Churchfields, The Village School (Atworth and Monkton Farleigh), Bradford Road, Atworth, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 8HY
Our activities included a water fight, nerf gun battle, toasting marshmallows, camp fire food, man-hunt, capture the flag, den building and of course team building.
A full session for our outdoor woodland sensory and play experiences for toddlers this Friday. Camp fire, crumpets roasted on the fire, mud kitchen, den building, farm animals, a bear hunt and more.
Summer holidays have arrived and the sun was shining for an excited group of adventurers playing bulldog, hide and seek tag, capture the flag, den building and feeding farm animals.
Home education group - Forest School at Woodland Adventurers, Box, Wiltshire (between Corsham, Chippenham and Bath)
A smaller group with the summer holidays in everyone's sights. 11 children of varying ages playing and learning freely in the woods. A calmer day filled with den building, imaginative play, feeding farm animals, slack lines, bulldog, rope swings, cooking bread in a Dutch oven, toasting marshmallows and a picnic lunch of wraps filled with salad, cheese, ham and pickles.
We fed the farm animals, we played hide and seek tag, we had a water fight, we built dens, we had camp fire food and toasted marshmallows, we had Brownie promises and toadstool leavers including a wonderful Brown Owl of 40 years. A lovely, friendly and inclusive group.
We reversed the activities and created a new experience for the toddlers. Some were confused as they were feeding the sheep before their usual camp fire activities, but a little variation is good for the soul! Farm animals, den building, games, slack lines, camp fire, toasted crumpets, squash and biscuits (and of course complimentary team and coffee for all the grown-ups).
Woodland activities for children from Heywood Prep School's Summer Holiday Club - Heywood Prep School, The Priory, Priory Street, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0AP
A mixed group of 26 children from 2 years old to 9 years old - We ran free in the woods, played tag games, there was den building, toasting marshmallows, cooking popcorn, feeding farm animals, learning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel, bulldog, playing with the mud kitchen and playing tug of war.
Outdoor play with Broughton Gifford Pre-School, Broughton Gifford Village Hall, The Street, Broughton Gifford, Melksham, SN12 8PN
Happy toddlers and young children - Woodland Adventures included feeding the farm animals, den building, free play, making popcorn on the camp fire, toasting marshmallows, playing with the mud kitchen, hide and seek tag and a picnic in the woods.
Outdoor birthday party for 6 year old girls and boys from Monkton Park Primary School, Sadlers Mead, Chippenham, SN15 3PN
A fun afternoon in the sunshine and shade of the trees - building dens, playing outdoor games, feeding farm animals, petting farm animals, toasting marshmallows and eating camp fire food.
Another outdoor birthday party for 6 year old and 8 year old boys and girls from St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Rowden Hill, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 2AH
An excited and fun bunch of outdoorsy boy and girls with many, many familiar faces. We played man-hunt, capture the flag, water fights, nerf wars, built dens / shelters / bases toasted marshmallows and ate camp fire food.
Outdoor birthday party for 6 year old boys from St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Rowden Hill, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 2AH
A fun group of boys visited for a birthday party with games of hide and seek tag, den building, farm animals, bulldog, nerf wars toasting marshmallows on the camp fire and camp fire food.
A jam-packed day of outdoor activities for a group of Spanish students staying in Bath through Abbey Guardians.
New experiences - games and scenarios of man-hunt, survival, shelter building, fire-lighting, cooking, making hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows. We also visited the farm animals, whittled hiking sticks with bushcraft knives, hiked, ran and explored caves!
A fabulous group and an absolute pleasure to spend a day with them all.
MORE... 12 year old, 13 year old and 14 year old boys and girls from Hardenhuish School, Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6RJ
45 boys and girls (well teenagers) looking for adventure.
Hiking in the sunshine. Learning about hydration and nutrition - and therefore survival.
Jumping in, splashing about and wild swimming in the river. Kids being kids. Teenagers being teenagers.
Nerf battles - Team death match. Capture the flag. Den building. Man-hunt. Water fights.
One of the hottest days of the year so no fire-lighting.
Anticipating tiredness for all, but perhaps less so for the fitter ones! Lesson: exercise is good for you, it keeps you healthy and alive - and it's fun.
We had the pleasure of meeting many cool guys (both male and female) over the last two days and the greatest ones were those that parked their inhibitions and got stuck in to all the activities. Okay that means 100% i.e. 89 children / teenagers.
One life - so live it!!! Please don't just retreat back into the gaming world.
12 year old, 13 year old and 14 year old boys and girls from Hardenhuish School, Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6RJ
A full on and active day with 44 boys and girls from Hardenhuish Secondary School. Activities included man-hunt, shelter building, capture the flag, Team Death Match nerf battles, hiking and water fights - in fabulous warm weather!
A relaxed and fun-packed morning in the woods in the sunshine with our mud kitchen, den building, exploration and free play as well as crumpets on the open camp fire, feeding the farm animals, digging for home grown potatoes for children's lunches when they are back at home (sounds like an opportunity for cooking fun to be had!) and parachute fun. Plus squash, biscuits, tea and coffee as always.
Lypiatt Primary School and Early Years Centre, Services Cotswold Centre, Lypiatt Road, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9TU
Boys and girls, teaching staff and governors visit
A flying visit to Woodland Adventurers including a recap on the last visit and consolidated learning as well as some fun outdoor activities including hide and seek tag, feeding the farm animals (elephants in disguise and tickle monsters!), learning about trees and seed distribution, learning about Brunel, trees and tree roots. We built dens - children verses grown-ups (mainly governors, including ex-armed forces!). We learnt from the governors but of course the children succeeded in winning the challenge! And finally we toasted marshmallows on the camp fire. A whirlwind of activities.
Team building and curriculum linked learning: using assault courses, feeding farm animals, learning about nature - flora and fauna - trees, plants and animals, den building, team games, running, playing, camp fire, toasting marshmallows and some a water fight. Learning history (e.g. Brunel), geography (e.g. landscapes and their creation), science (e.g. forces), PSHE - social and team building skills and building self-confidence, self-esteem and self-belief. All in a day's outdoor education. Ready for a hike and picnic on the way back to school.
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