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 March, including our Grammarcombe at Night event where you can spend the evening bat watching with us at the break of dawn. We’d love to see you and your family in the woods soon…
Woodland Adventure Club
During this Easter holiday, book your kids (5+) in to the most adventurous Holiday Club there is… Woodland Adventure Club at Grammarcombe Woods. A day, or more, of Forest School activities such as Easter crafts, wild food foraging, campfire cooking, Easter egg hunt, toasting marshmallows and much more besides. Good old fashioned outdoor fun with plenty of mud and not a games console/iPad in sight!
The club runs from 9am – 5pm daily. For more information on Woodland Adventure Club click here!
Grammarcombe at Night
A night walk for you and the kids (8+). Join our local bat expert and Forest School leaders on this guided walk to discover Grammarcombe’s wildlife at night, including calling and listening out for owls, using bat detectors to discover our local nocturnal creatures, nighttime insect hunt, finishing with stories and hot chocolate around the campfire.
Birthday Parties – availability throughout 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.)