Our Farm & Forest School is back for Half-term!
What's in store...
Two days of outdoor fun for 5-7 year olds* on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st May 2018.
Day 1 is spent at The Community Farm, a beautiful Organic farm with yurt, over-looking Chew Valley Lake. We'll get the chance to harvest crops from the field and cook up a seasonal snack in our yurt! We'll also be getting stuck into a natural craft project for the kids to take home with them. Examples of other activities include tracking, pond-dipping, mini-beast hunting, natural dyes, herbal balm making and more!
Day 2 will be our Forest School day, within a nearby private woodland. Children will get the opportunity to explore the woodland, harvest natural materials and learn how to use hand-tools for their own woodcraft project. We'll cook snacks over a campfire, play woodland games and have fun :-)
It's the perfect antidote the the school classroom!
In addition to facilitating planned activities we always ensure that the days are also very child-led, encouraging them to explore, play, make and learn, both independently and together as a group.
NB. If your children have attended previous Farm and Forest Fun days with us, rest assured that we always run new activities to keep it fresh and exciting and in-line with the seasons.
This event is for children aged 5-7 years old however we do welcome siblings (school age) that fall slightly outside this age-bracket. We always work with a maximum of 10 children and a small age-range to ensure that activities are made hands-on and achievable for the whole group.
"Flo had great fun and chatted non stop about each day when she got home. She is very proud of her achievements, particularly the cooking, learning to saw wood and make a necklace, the campfire, popcorn and making the den - she clearly really enjoyed herself. Very inspirational..."
Recommend a friend and you both receive 10% off your booking!
Can't commit to two days?
We encourage parents to book two days since this really helps the children build in confidence, build a relationship with one another and with us as facilitators. If you are unable to commit to both days we do offer one-day bookings, subject to availability. Email Claire@getearthwise.co.uk to register your interest for a one-day booking.
Our Forest School Leader
Our Farm & Forest Fun days are run by Claire Rosling from Earthwise who is a qualified and experienced Forest School Leader. Claire runs all of the children's activity days and educational visits to The Community Farm. She is first aid trained and is DBS checked. All volunteer helpers present on the day are also DBS checked. If you have any queries about the day then please contact Claire@getearthwise.co.uk.
Our Farm & Forest Fun days are being held in the glorious Chew Valley. Click here to see both locations on a map.
Detailed directions will be sent within order confirmation emails.
Do I drop children off or do parents stay?
Parents drop children off for both days. Timings of both days are 10am-3pm. The day is run by Claire Rosling (founder of Earthwise) and a volunteer, both of whom hold recent DBS checks.
£57 for two days. Includes seasonal snacks prepared by the children, hot chocolate and is inclusive of all booking fees.
Recommend a friend and you both receive 10% off your booking! Email Claire@getearthwise.co.uk with your names and we'll let you know the discount code.
Siblings both receive a 10% discount on bookings. Please use the code Sibling
NB. Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount offered.
Since the Forest School (Day 2) is out in the wild woods we have no permanent toilet facilities on site and so will be providing a temporary, private (and hygienic) latrine that we will show children how to use. A great skill to learn for wild camping! Hand-washing facilities will be provided. A portaloo and handwashing is provided at the farm (Day 1).
If for whatever reason you need to cancel your booking, we offer a full refund up to one week prior to the course date. For cancellations with less than one week’s notice you will only receive a refund if we can find someone to take your place.
In the unlikely event that we need to cancel we will give you at least 24 hours notice and will give you a full refund. NB. Adverse weather including high winds, electrical storms and ice may force us to cancel the event.