“Remember when you were a child? Leaving home in the morning and spending all day in the woods? Getting home tired and dirty and full of the adventures you’d had?” – Well this is exactly what Wild Learning will provide for your children.
If you think your child might enjoy…
• den building • stealth games • mud-sculpting • wild art • dam-making • fire-lighting* • minibeast hunts • leaf-printing • wide games • tracking and trailing • camouflage • making stick men and mini-towns • tool making • rope bridges • story telling • making assault courses • natural craft • tree climbing • wild play…and anything else we can think of!
We found out about Wild Learning through a nanny friend who’s boys attended their holiday camp during the February Half Term. They absolutely loved it.
A day at Wild Education (a recollection from B, aged 7)
So what did you do? “We went to a field and played a game called eagle eye. I hadn’t played it before, it was like a cool version of hide & seek. We played lots of new games – like killer frisbee – dodgeball with a frisbee”!
“My favourite thing was building the den. It was quite big – it was 2 small trees and 1 big tree wide. We had to go and search for materials to build it – we found some logs”.
Team work! “We had lots of people in our team – my friend, my brother and his friend. Then loads of new people joined us. You make a lot of new friends”!
“We made a fire – well we could try to make it. But it was quite hard for the children with the flint and steel. So the teachers showed us how. At the end we got to toast marshmallows on the fire”.
What was the best bit of the day? “Definitely making the dens”
What do you need to bring? “A snack and your own packed lunch”.
What do you need to wear? “Waterproof trousers, jumper, waterproof jacket, wellies – a lot of jumping in puddles. “It was wet”.
You can find Wild Education at these locations:
Locations in London:
- Highgate Wood, London, N10 3JN
- Osterley park, Isleworth, TW7 4RB
- Sheen Common, Richmond, TW10 5BL
- Wimbledon Common – Springwell Car Park, SW19 4UW
- Wimbledon Common Windmill Car park, SW19 5NR
Locations further out of London:
- Alice Holt Forest, Farnham, GU10 4LS
- St Martha’s Hill Woods, Guildford, GU4 8PZ
- Claremont Landscape Garden, Esher
- Piory Park, Reigate, RH2 7RL
- Runnymede, Surrey, TW20 OAE
- Winkworth Arboretum, Godalming, GU8 4AD
For more information and to book a Wild Learning holiday camp for the Easter holidays and beyond check out their website, here.
A day at camp costs from £46. We want to book ourselves on to see what all the fun is about!