09
May
2018

Outdoor Classroom Day – 18th May 2018

  Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. In 2017, over 2.3 million children worldwide took part, more than 580,000 of those were in the UK and Ireland.  Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection […]

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09
May
2018

Our Favourite Campfire/BBQ recipes

  Inspired by last weekend’s glorious weather, we want to share with you our top 5 Campfire recipes, that are going to make your next family camping trip/BBQ one to remember! We’ve kept to our more ‘child-friendly’ recipes, as we know how much the kids like to get involved.   Veggie Kebab Skewers What You […]

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25
Apr
2018

What’s On: April/May

  All of our events take place in beautiful woodland at Grammarcombe Woods, Ashcombe Estate, near Exeter and we run many different events throughout the year. We’ve got lots of fun happening in camp during April/May, from our Spring Celebration Open Day to our Wild Tots Taster Session, which are both free of charge! We’d love to […]

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23
Apr
2018

Work with us: Forest School Practitioner

  A Touch of the Wild are looking for an enthusiastic and bubbly Forest School Practitioner to join our team, helping run birthday parties at the weekends and education groups during the week. Skills required include: Forest School Level 3 certification Recent and significant experience in leading Forest School/outdoor education sessions with children of a […]

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23
Apr
2018

Woodland Adventure Club: Easter Holidays 2018

  We’ve had a fantastic couple of weeks in the woods with Woodland Adventure Club this Easter Half Term. It’s been a very wet one, but it certainly hasn’t stopped the fun! We’ve been building a bridge with stones across the stream… and lighting the Storm kettle to boil water and make hot chocolate! We’ve been stacking wood […]

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16
Apr
2018

Try at home recipe… Herby Eggy Bread

  A simple snack or meal for you and your little ones, either at home on the hob or over the campfire! If you’re feeling adventurous you can go foraging for wild herbs in the local woodland, or maybe your garden!   Ingredients Seasonal herbs or hedgerow herbs e.g. cleavers, nettles, wild garlic, 4 eggs […]

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06
Apr
2018

Foraging in Spring: Edible Plants

  Spring has arrived and the woods and hedgerows are bursting with early spring greens. Here are some edible wild plants to look out for in Spring: Chickweed (Stellaria media) Chickweed is an overlooked but underrated weed with cleansing and healing properties and is packed full of vitamins and minerals. Chickweed is a common plant that […]

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30
Mar
2018

Try at home recipe… Campfire Wild Garlic Bread

  A delicious springtime campfire treat, using foraged wild garlic to make this favourite snack. Easy to make with your little one’s and just as easy to cook in the oven!   Ingredients Two small french sticks (fresh or part baked) 300g Soft Cheese 1 generous bunch of wild garlic roughly chopped Serves 16   […]

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28
Mar
2018

Try at home recipe… No-Oven Pizza

  This superhealthy pizza is cooked in a frying pan making it the perfect food for camping, or at home with the little ones! Ingredients 225g self-raising flour and 3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for frying for the base 1 tsp olive oil 1 onion, sliced 3 garlic cloves, crushed 250g pack cherry tomatoes, halved 4 tbsp passata […]

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09
Mar
2018

Wild on the road: Tara takes Forest School to China!

  In October 2017 I and another Forest School leader went to China for 2 and a half weeks delivering activities to 3 different settings around Beijing. It was an intense experience in so many ways, with some very heart warming insights to boot, here is a summary of our time… Things I learnt: I actually […]

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