Young Adventurers Club
Every Saturday: 1pm
Explore a world without walls – fun and adventure for children at Birch. Remember the summers spent climbing trees, making mud pies and special ‘perfumes’ from rain water and petals? Returning home smeared with grass stains, sun kissed faces, tired, with so many adventures to tell of. We help create the same fond memories for your children at Birch, fresh air, adventure and games limited only by their imagination, while under the guidance of our resident nature enthusiasts and educators from Be Free Forest School.
Every session is different, but as a general rule we will introduce friends through a game, a nature connection activity, and then dedicate time to ‘creative play’ in the woods, guided by our team. ‘Creative play’ often includes den building, making potions in the mud kitchen, looking for bugs, but can also include using tools to make a flag, or foraging, the children take the lead and the team facilitate. We always have a mesmerising camp fire, and include some mindful ‘noticing’ exercises in the woods.
Parents with unaccompanied children (over 5) must complete the parent permission form at least 30 mins before a session, here’s a link so you can be organised, drop off and get your class/cocktail on time: REGISTRATION FORM
Suitable for adventurous children aged 5-12 years. Children come unaccompanied, please complete the registration form above.
In Spring we make sure our Forest School activities make the most of new found energy and curiosity, we will explore new life and the wonderful transformational joy of Spring. Past examples include using tools to make woodland instruments, building rope swings and stick forts, foraging for ingredients for our snack, environmental art.
Pull on your jacket and come on an adventure into the wild, with scavenger hunts, games, den building, bush craft, relaxing in the hammocks and mindfulness in nature. The camp fire is integral to our wind down and we always allow time for creative play in our woodland base camp. Our qualified and experienced Forest School team will capture your wilding’s imaginations with things to see and do in nature in a friendly, safe and relaxed environment. We do not provide lunch, just a snack and a drink.
Come dressed for the Spring weather, temperatures are always lower in the forest, so bring layers, a sun hat if it’s bright, good jackets are a must for happy wild ones and only ever closed-toed shoes please. We have outdoor shelters and an indoor room which we have on standby for a session if the weather is very windy. If forced indoors we offer hands on environmental education activities and nature craft.
Need to know:
1) Registration forms must be completed before the session starts, please complete online here REGISTRATION FORM or you can get them at Reception. They need to be completed at least 30 minutes before the session starts to maximise the activity time.
2) Children must wear closed toe shoes (no sandals) and trousers (not shorts or dresses). T-shirt’s are fine. Do bring a full change of clothes in a bag to each session, including an extra layer and waterproof jacket if rain is forecast.
3) Please bring a named water bottle.
£25 / child
Got a question? Just drop our Experience Makers a line at email@example.com