19
Mar
2021

Meet the Wild Tots Team: Katy

Katy worked as an outdoor instructor for 10 years before training as a teacher. Now a qualified Level 3 Forest School Leader she combines working at ATOTW with her job as Advisory Teacher of the Deaf. You’ll meet Katy at our Wild Tots sessions. She’s most happy when in the woods and loves to see […]

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13
Mar
2021

Meet the Team: Clare

With many of our groups and activities re-starting soon , we would like to give you the opportunity to meet some of the staff that you may find working with you, with this week being Clare’s turn! Clare has been with us for a long time and is a much valued member of the team. […]

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26
Feb
2021

Try at home recipe… Choc Chip Pan Cookie

After a week of pancake frenzy, we thought we’d offer up a tasty alternative that is perfect for all year round… the Choc Chip Pan Cookie! It can be made at home in the frying pan, or over the campfire if you have one! Ingredients 150g unsalted butter 160g brown sugar 1 medium egg ½ […]

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13
Feb
2021

One for the kids: Make your own bird feeder

We enjoyed making these bird feeders with wild Tots before Christmas and now it’s got much colder the birds need all the help they can get to fatten up ready for spring! Carefully remove the core from the apple, preferably by using an apple corer.  Push the sunflower seeds into the top half of the […]

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29
Jan
2021

Meet the Wild Tots Team: Lizzie

Our Spring Wildlings Forest Kindergarten has just begun, so we wanted to introduce you to our new team member, Lizzie! She tells us a bit about herself, and what she loves most about the woodland! I have 8 years’ experience in environmental education, having worked with a range of ages at field centres, in primary […]

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15
Jan
2021

Try at home recipe… Bircher Muesli

Something we’ve been enjoying for Lockdown breakfasts, a (Swiss) recipe to try at home… Bircher Muesli! Overnight soak a portion of porridge oats with stewed or grated apple/ or other fruit, chopped nuts, flax seeds, cinnamon & milk of choice, stir and make sure its quite sloppy, pop in the fridge and enjoy for breakfast. […]

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15
Dec
2020

Try at home recipe… Snow Balls

Looking for a festive foodie activity idea with the kids when they’re off next week? Give this recipe a go, it’s a treat for all of the family! INGREDIENTS Dried Apricots Dried Prunes Cocoa to taste Desiccated Coconut METHOD Mix equal amounts of dried fruit Blitz in food processor Add cocoa powder to taste Roll […]

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27
Nov
2020

Dressing your toddler for cold weather

There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing,” according to Lancastrian rambler Alfred Wainwright, and his words are a good guide to dressing children for a day out in the woods! What we recommend when dressing your toddler is to make sure they have wriggle room for toes inside their boots, thick wool […]

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17
Nov
2020

Meet the Home Education Team!

Hello I’m Eve, and together with Ruth, we run the Home Education group. It’s an amazing place for children to spend time in nature, learn survival skills, cook over the campfire, play games, learn about the natural world, hear and create stories, make arts and crafts, play… and just be themselves! Between Ruth and myself […]

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27
Oct
2020

It’s a Mast Year for the humble Acorn!

Have you noticed LOADS of acorns under the oak trees this Autumn? That’s because it’s a Mast Year for acorns. Get planting this bounty! A mast year is when the trees have a bumper crop and produce much more fruit/seeds than they normally would. Trees such as oak and beech fluctuate massively year on year […]

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