11
Sep
2018

One for the kids: How to make your own compost

  When you take part in compost activities for kids, take time to explain to them what happens to rubbish that isn’t composted. Landfills are filling up at an alarming rate, and waste disposal options are becoming hard to find. You can introduce your kids to the basic principles of taking responsibility for the waste […]

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11
Sep
2018

Try at home recipe… Apple Cake

  Foraging for natural ingredients is not only fun but can turn out as some seriously delicious recipes, like this delicious Apple Cake! Alternatively, you can head down to the shops if you don’t have an apple tree nearby.   Ingredients 225g (8oz) of self-raising our 1 x teaspoon of salt 100g (4oz) of butter […]

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03
Sep
2018

Meet the Wild Tots Team

  Our Autumn Wild Tots term has just begun, meet the fabulous team behind our Outdoor Toddler Group! They tell us what they love most about the woodland, and how it all began! Beccy teaches Wild Tots on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings… I am mostly involved with Wild Tots, but can be found helping out with […]

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28
Aug
2018

What’s On: September

  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 for families with kids of all ages. We’ve got lots of fun happening in camp during September, including our new term of Wild Tots! We’d love to see you and your […]

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21
Aug
2018

One for the kids: Minibeast Detective

  Get out in the wild this Summer and hunt for some wee beasties, a favourite activity of ours at Wild Tots! Minibeasts come in all shapes and sizes; the best places to spot them are in your garden or local woodland where they hide and tuck themselves into crevices and under logs. Click the image […]

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15
Aug
2018

Try at home recipe… Dough Twists

  Dough Twists are incredibly easy to make, and can be jazzed up using Berries, Jam, Honey or Chocolate Spread. We used Wild Bilberries foraged from the forest! Don’t forget to always ask the landowner’s permission before starting a campfire, and remember to put it out properly before you leave.   Ingredients 500g of self […]

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03
Aug
2018

What’s On: August

  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 for families with kids of all ages. We’ve got lots of fun happening in camp during August, including our biggest event yet… Festival in the Forest! We’d love to see you […]

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30
Jul
2018

One for the kids: Discover animal tracks and signs

  Get out in the wild this Summer and discover animal tracks and signs! You can visit the woods, get out in the local countryside, or even look for wildlife activity in your garden. Think of it as your very own Forest School session… outdoor learning with the family! Click the image below to download […]

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23
Jul
2018

Try at home recipe… Vegan Bilberry Cake

  A summer foraging recipe, find these juicy mini blueberries in low bushes amongst pine forest plantations. We made our Vegan Bilberry cake over the campfire in the dutch oven with our Wild Tots group and it was a big hit! Bilberries are also delicious made into jam or incorporated into pancakes. Lots of small hands […]

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