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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22
Oct
2020

Try at home recipe… Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

We’ve been enjoying cooking these over the campfire this week. With Halloween fast approaching here’s a recipe that makes sure none of the pumpkin gets wasted! Pumpkin seeds are composed of two parts; the cream-coloured shell and the kernel which is olive green in colour. Both are edible, so you can’t go wrong roasting the […]

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09
Oct
2020

Try at home recipe… Apple Flapjacks

We’ve been enjoying mixing and cooking these at camp with the children this week. A real hit and the added bonus they don’t contain sugar! We cooked them in our Dutch oven over the campfire, but oven cooking will be just as good. Ingredients 200g Oats 1 tsp cinnamon 60g sultanas 2 Cooking apples (peeled […]

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02
Oct
2020

Try at home recipe… Chocolate Campfire Biscuits

Many Wild Tots and their parents have been enjoying these delicious chocolate biscuits this week. We cooked them between leaves in a big pan over the fire, but they can also be baked at home in your oven. We always strive to make dairy free recipes for the many dairy free children who attend our […]

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14
Sep
2020

What’s On: Autumn

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 over Autumn, including our Halloween Family Fun Day, October Half Term Woodland Adventure Club, and our very […]

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11
Sep
2020

Try at home recipe… Elderberry Syrup

We’ve been enjoying a lot of blackberry and apple jam over the campfire at Wild Tots this week. But another Autumn fruit flourishing in the hedgerows at the moment is the Elderberry, packed with Vitamin C it makes a delicious syrup which can help to ward off those colds we’re all soon to be full of!  […]

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