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 you and your family in the woods soon…
Wild Tots Spring Term
Our Wild Tots Spring Term starts WC 11th February with sessions running on Tuesdays at 10-11:30, Wednesdays at 9:30-11 and Thursdays at 10-11:30.
Suitable for 0-5s, your child can play, explore and get muddy as we take part in exciting woodland themed adventures, have fun and get closer to nature. There will be a different Forest School activity each week as well as a variety of activities such as den building, campfire cooking, minibeast safaris, storytelling, woodland games and much more!
Birthday Parties – availability throughout February/March
Our woodland Birthday Parties take place in a secret location deep in the woodland at Grammarcombe Woods, Ashcombe Estate, Near Exeter. We’ll make our way to our camp with our Forest School Leader and Assistant, following a blindfold trail to find the secret location. Starting with a game or two to burn off some excited energy, we’ll then gather around the campfire to learn about lighting campfires without matches safely. There will be plenty of opportunity for the children to try out their den building skills and enjoy our new woodland playground and mud kitchen followed by a camouflage hiding game and marshmallow toasting over the campfire. There’s time for delicious campfire sizzling sausages in a roll (if booked), before the party ends with a Happy Birthday song for the Birthday Boy or Girl. Got an older child or have a specific idea for the party? No problem – just let us know. We run events for all ages – children, teens and adults and will adapt our party activities according to the needs and ages of the group. Make their party a really wild one!
We now offer a selection of themed options for your birthday party, if you wish. Please mention in your booking notes if you would like to add a theme to your party!
Dragons and magic for 5+ years includes a dragon egg hunt, magic wand crafting and our very own potion parlour!
Fairy and Elf for 4+ years includes a Teddy Trail, crafting Fairy/Elf crowns and moulding Fairy doors from clay.
Robin Hood for 6+ years includes a wild treasure trail, Robin Hood crafting and Bow and Arrow Target Practice!
Campfire Cooking and Crafts for 10+ years (Pre-Teen) includes gathering wild wood, cooking campfire treats, a fire lighting challenge and dream catcher crafting. (Must be booked as a party with food.)
Survival and Camouflage for 10 + years (Pre-Teen) includes gathering and splitting wood, lighting a fire using natural materials, campfire cooking and building survival shelters! (Must be booked as a party with food.)
Forest School Leader training with Richard Irvine
Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders Starting 8th March for 10 weeks
This course is designed to meet the needs of teachers, teaching assistants, early years educators, youth workers and other professionals in training to be a Forest School Leader. It will enable you to gain a deep understanding of the Forest School approach to learning in addition to the skills and knowledge needed to plan effectively and lead groups in a safe and responsive way through long-term programmes. The training consists of a mix of taught theory and practical elements as well as coursework to be completed during and after the initial taught contact time.
This course takes place on the following 10 Fridays at our camp in Grammarcombe woods on the following dates: