16
Jun
2020

Try at home recipe… Elderflower Champagne

I’m sharing my family secret recipe which I have been using to create this wonderful bubbly for 15 years, it delicious but you’ll need to hoard some glass champagne bottle first as it’s powerful stuff and needs containing! I use champagne corks and wires too. It means you get the full explosion effect upon opening […]

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04
Jun
2020

Try at home recipe… Elderflower Fritters

Delicious Elderflower Fritters, perfect for a summer’s day lunch or snack! One of our favourites this time of year, and yes you really can eat the flowers! Ingredients 6 elderflowers heads sunflower oil, for deep-frying 100g self-raising flour 2 tsp cornflour 2 tsp golden caster sugar 1 egg     175ml sparkling water Method Cut away any […]

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26
May
2020

Try at home recipe… Elderflower Cordial

It’s that warm, sunny time of year when you see those huge white flowers in the hedgerows and smell that gorgeous fragrance. It’s elderflower time! It’s one of our favourite foraging treats at Wild Tots, the possibilities are endless with these flowers. We especially love elderflower fritters. Here’s our easy to make recipe for cordial, […]

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30
Apr
2020

Try at home recipe… Wild Garlic and Cheese Muffins

Wild Tots at home have been busy in the kitchen creating some delicious feasts inspired by nature, using foraged ingredients. Our top favourite has been the wild garlic and cheese muffins, delicious for lunches and easy to make with your little ones. You could use 3 cornered leek (a wild plant), chives or spring onions, if […]

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05
Mar
2020

Try at home recipe… Soy Sauce Seeds

This week, our Wild Tots made Soy Sauce Seeds… give this recipe a go, and send in a photo for us to share on Facebook! Ingredients Mixture of seeds of your choice Soy Sauce Method Add seeds and a generous sprinkle of soy sauce into the pan Stir well over medium/high heat until they pop […]

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03
Mar
2020

Tick Bite Prevention – Lyme Disease

Spring is slowly arriving, and we want to make the most of it by getting outdoors. But we must be aware that when the weather heats up, the chances of being bitten by a tick increases as well. Many of us are all too familiar with tick bite prevention methods which is so positive but sometimes […]

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26
Feb
2020

One for the kids: Identifying trees in Winter

Our staff and volunteers at Wild Tots have been finding it really useful to learn about how a tree looks in Winter, which can be tricky when you don’t have the leaves to help you! Trees have lots of other clues when it comes to identifying them during the colder months. Find out what to […]

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17
Feb
2020

What to wear in the woods for Wild Tots!

As the weather gets chilly and we head back to the woods for Wild Tots, we’ve been thinking about what to dress your little ones in when adventuring outside. Merino thermals help a lot, my little one feels super cosy in hers. Then nice thick warm wool socks and if possible some neoprene lined wellies […]

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10
Feb
2020

What’s On: March

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 March, including our Grammarcombe at Night event where you can spend the evening bat watching with […]

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05
Feb
2020

One for the kids: How to make a Butterfly Feeding Table

Winter can be a dreary time for butterfly enthusiasts. Most butterflies spend the winter months tucked away in an immature life stage – egg, larva, or perhaps pupa. But there are a few species, including Brimstone, Peacock, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell and Comma, that diapause as adults during the winter months, waiting for the first days of spring to mate. […]

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