20
May
2019

Easter Family Fun Day 2019

We had a wonderful time at the Family Fun Day over Easter, and wanted to share with you some of the photos taken on the day! We got up to all sorts… campfires, cooking, face painting, nature egg dying, making new friends, exploring the forest and more! Our next Family Fun Day will be running on Saturday […]

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24
Apr
2019

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

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11
Apr
2019

One for the kids: How to make Nettle Soup

Nettles: it’s an unmistakable plant familiar to everyone. It grows pretty much everywhere. It’s best picked from late February to early June. Just remember to avoid roadside and pesticide-ridden areas. Make the most of it by cooking up a delicious Nettle Soup… The Devon Wildlife Trust have created a fantastic Nettle Soup recipe that you can print out […]

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02
Apr
2019

Try at home recipe… Apple and Raisin Flapjacks

A delicious Easter treat to make with the wee ones, using staple ingredients you can find in your cupboards and fridge. Made this term at our Wild Tots sessions! Ingredients 4 ApplesRaisinsOatsHoneyOil/Butter Method Stew the apples with a little water Mix everything and pat down in a lined baking tray, the mixture should be quite […]

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27
Mar
2019

Tick Bite Prevention – Lyme Disease

We are experiencing the hottest Spring on record in the U.K. While we all want to make the most of it, 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 […]

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19
Mar
2019

What’s On: April

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 April, including our Easter Family Fun Day. We’d love to see you and your family in […]

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14
Mar
2019

Try at home recipe… Wild Garlic Butter

A delicious springtime campfire treat, using foraged wild garlic to make this favourite snack. Easy to make with your little ones and just as easy to make at home! Ingredients 1 generous bunch of wild garlic roughly choppedHeavy whipping cream (one that is not ultra-pasteurised work much more easily)Clover or parsley (optional)You’ll also need two […]

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04
Mar
2019

Foraging in Spring: Navelwort

We’ve been enjoying seeing the springtime foods coming up in hedgerows & the woods recently. Navelwort grows in damp cracks & gaps on walls or on tree roots like this one. It makes a tasty woodland snack whilst out and about and tastes a bit like cucumber some say! Next time you see some why […]

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12
Feb
2019

One for the kids: How to make a Mini Nature Reserve

Spring is undoubtedly the most beautiful time of year to be outdoors, with new life popping up everywhere. Make the most of the coming warmer weeks with the kids by getting outside and creating something special together. The Devon Wildlife Trust have created a fantastic Mini Nature Reserve worksheet that you can print out and enjoy […]

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23
Jan
2019

What’s On: February/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 February and March, including our brand new Spring Term of Wild Tots. We’d love to see […]

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