16
Oct
2018

One for the kids: Autumn Tree and Leaf Detective

  Take a trip into the woodland this Autumn and explore the different types of leaves and trees with this handy worksheet. Look for leaves on the trees and on the ground. How many different colours can you find? Find out why leaves change colour! Click the image below to download, and have fun!  

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03
Oct
2018

Foraging in Autumn: Nuts and Berries

  Autumn has arrived, and as the leaves turn beautiful shades of Orange and Brown, the hedgerows are full of ripening nuts and berries. Here are some of the delicious natural treats to look out for in October:   Hazelnut (Corylus avellana) A common tree in woods, hedgerows and gardens, it bears its crop of nuts […]

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27
Sep
2018

What’s On: October

  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 October, including our new Tuesday session of Wild Tots and the Halloween family Fun Day! […]

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24
Sep
2018

Try at home recipe… Blueberry Pancakes

  Pancakes always go down a storm in our Wild Tots sessions… they’re super simple and you can tweak the recipe with different ingredients depending on how you’re feeling and what time of year it is!   Ingredients 150g of plain flour 2 tablespoons of sugar 2 teaspoons of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt […]

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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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