Natures Den Forest School

Natures Den Forest School

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Thanks for the suggestion of building a mud kitchen Natures Den Forest School - it’s been keeping our boys entertained for days now!
Someone had a good time ☔️🌫🌳🌳
Thank you so much Natures Den for hosting Peters 11th Birthday Party! Everybody had a lovely, muddy time and Peter said “It was just AMAZING!!!”
Hugo has had great day, thank you!
Thanks to natures den for a great start to Esme's 6th birthday celebrations. Think it's safe to say everyone had a fabulous time in the woods 😀
Any news on bush babies starting up again? Are there any events coming up for the whole family? Thanks x

Nurturing self confidence, self expression, creativity and learning through engagement with outdoors. Innovative woodland educators, greenwood skills

Operating as usual

[04/29/21]   Our Whit Holiday dates are now fully booked. If you would like to join our waiting list please email.
All summer dates are still available, however they are booking quickly please email to book your spaces.

[email protected]

Thank you for all your continuing support.

26/04/2021

Calling all Adventurous, Wild and Free Children!!

Come and join us for days of outdoor fun, exercise, creating, laughter, freedom and wonderful woodland stories!

We are taking bookings from today 😁

Dates for your diaries!

Whit Holiday Club
3rd and 4th June
9am-3pm

Summer Holiday Club
14th-30th July
9am-3pm

Dam House Woodland

£27.50 per child per day

To book your places please email: [email protected] or
call/text 07392064694

Timeline Photos 18/03/2021

Hope View Sensory Farm.

‘WOODS OF HOPE’
Natures Den and Hope View Sensory Farm

Working together for Communities, Wildlife and the Future

Working in collaboration, Natures Den and Hope View Sensory Farm are planting hundreds of trees and a wildlife corridor of hedgerows for the future.

In phase one (March 2021), we will be planting approx. 500 saplings around the site of Hope View Sensory Farm - areas to be planted include hedging along the driveway and standard trees around fishing pond and Alpaca field. In phase two (November 21), we will plant a further 500 saplings around the site and a create a living willow archway and tunnel. In phase three (December 21), we will plant a ‘Circle of Hope’ with fruiting trees and willow.

Leave a lasting mark and be a part of the “Woods of Hope” campaign. A project that keeps on giving by sponsoring a tree and supports wellbeing projects for the local communtiy.

Sponsorship starts with a minimum donation of £10 - this includes a sapling, tree protection and an e-certificate for you to print at home for each tree sponsored.

Whether you want to give back to the environment, offset your carbon footprint, share a special gift with someone or dedicate a tree to a loved one, every sapling you sponsor will help to create a habitat that will benefit people and wildlife for many years to come.
Money raised will be used to support inter-generational post-pandemic mental wellbeing projects both at Natures Den and Hope View Sensory Farm.

The trees are around 40cm to 80cm tall - the perfect size for establishing themselves quickly in their new home.

No need for muddy boots - We can plant your saplings for you!

Alternatively you could plant a tree with us!

You and your household bubble can sponsor, book in and join us at one of the “Woods of Hope” special planting days where you personally plant your saplings in the dedicated woodland or wildlife hedgerow. Planting dates 13th, 15th and 20th March

The varieties you can sponsor are all native broad leaf varieties grown in England from British seed and include:
HAWTHORN, OAK, HAZEL, DOWNY BIRCH, SILVER BIRCH, DOGWOOD, GUELDER ROSE, ROWAN, BLACKTHORN, WILD CHERRY, CRAB APPLE, GOAT WILLOW AND OSIER WILLOW

For further details please email- [email protected]

Timeline Photos 04/03/2021

Timeline Photos

‘WOODS OF HOPE’
Natures Den and Hope View Sensory Farm

Working together for Communities, Wildlife and the Future

Working in collaboration, Natures Den and Hope View Sensory Farm are planting hundreds of trees and a wildlife corridor of hedgerows for the future.

In phase one (March 2021), we will be planting approx. 500 saplings around the site of Hope View Sensory Farm - areas to be planted include hedging along the driveway and standard trees around fishing pond and Alpaca field. In phase two (November 21), we will plant a further 500 saplings around the site and a create a living willow archway and tunnel. In phase three (December 21), we will plant a ‘Circle of Hope’ with fruiting trees and willow.

Leave a lasting mark and be a part of the “Woods of Hope” campaign. A project that keeps on giving by sponsoring a tree and supports wellbeing projects for the local communtiy.

Sponsorship starts with a minimum donation of £10 - this includes a sapling, tree protection and an e-certificate for you to print at home for each tree sponsored.

Whether you want to give back to the environment, offset your carbon footprint, share a special gift with someone or dedicate a tree to a loved one, every sapling you sponsor will help to create a habitat that will benefit people and wildlife for many years to come.
Money raised will be used to support inter-generational post-pandemic mental wellbeing projects both at Natures Den and Hope View Sensory Farm.

The trees are around 40cm to 80cm tall - the perfect size for establishing themselves quickly in their new home.

No need for muddy boots - We can plant your saplings for you!

Alternatively you could plant a tree with us!

You and your household bubble can sponsor, book in and join us at one of the “Woods of Hope” special planting days where you personally plant your saplings in the dedicated woodland or wildlife hedgerow. Planting dates 13th, 15th and 20th March

The varieties you can sponsor are all native broad leaf varieties grown in England from British seed and include:
HAWTHORN, OAK, HAZEL, DOWNY BIRCH, SILVER BIRCH, DOGWOOD, GUELDER ROSE, ROWAN, BLACKTHORN, WILD CHERRY, CRAB APPLE, GOAT WILLOW AND OSIER WILLOW

For further details please email- [email protected]

Timeline Photos 04/03/2021

‘WOODS OF HOPE’
Natures Den and Hope View Sensory Farm

Working together for Communities, Wildlife and the Future

Working in collaboration, Natures Den and Hope View Sensory Farm are planting hundreds of trees and a wildlife corridor of hedgerows for the future.

In phase one (March 2021), we will be planting approx. 500 saplings around the site of Hope View Sensory Farm - areas to be planted include hedging along the driveway and standard trees around fishing pond and Alpaca field. In phase two (November 21), we will plant a further 500 saplings around the site and a create a living willow archway and tunnel. In phase three (December 21), we will plant a ‘Circle of Hope’ with fruiting trees and willow.

Leave a lasting mark and be a part of the “Woods of Hope” campaign. A project that keeps on giving by sponsoring a tree and supports wellbeing projects for the local communtiy.

Sponsorship starts with a minimum donation of £10 - this includes a sapling, tree protection and an e-certificate for you to print at home for each tree sponsored.

Whether you want to give back to the environment, offset your carbon footprint, share a special gift with someone or dedicate a tree to a loved one, every sapling you sponsor will help to create a habitat that will benefit people and wildlife for many years to come.
Money raised will be used to support inter-generational post-pandemic mental wellbeing projects both at Natures Den and Hope View Sensory Farm.

The trees are around 40cm to 80cm tall - the perfect size for establishing themselves quickly in their new home.

No need for muddy boots - We can plant your saplings for you!

Alternatively you could plant a tree with us!

You and your household bubble can sponsor, book in and join us at one of the “Woods of Hope” special planting days where you personally plant your saplings in the dedicated woodland or wildlife hedgerow. Planting dates 13th, 15th and 20th March

The varieties you can sponsor are all native broad leaf varieties grown in England from British seed and include:
HAWTHORN, OAK, HAZEL, DOWNY BIRCH, SILVER BIRCH, DOGWOOD, GUELDER ROSE, ROWAN, BLACKTHORN, WILD CHERRY, CRAB APPLE, GOAT WILLOW AND OSIER WILLOW

For further details please email- [email protected]

‘WOODS OF HOPE’
Natures Den and Hope View Sensory Farm

Working together for Communities, Wildlife and the Future

Working in collaboration, Natures Den and Hope View Sensory Farm are planting hundreds of trees and a wildlife corridor of hedgerows for the future.

In phase one (March 2021), we will be planting approx. 500 saplings around the site of Hope View Sensory Farm - areas to be planted include hedging along the driveway and standard trees around fishing pond and Alpaca field. In phase two (November 21), we will plant a further 500 saplings around the site and a create a living willow archway and tunnel. In phase three (December 21), we will plant a ‘Circle of Hope’ with fruiting trees and willow.

Leave a lasting mark and be a part of the “Woods of Hope” campaign. A project that keeps on giving by sponsoring a tree and supports wellbeing projects for the local communtiy.

Sponsorship starts with a minimum donation of £10 - this includes a sapling, tree protection and an e-certificate for you to print at home for each tree sponsored.

Whether you want to give back to the environment, offset your carbon footprint, share a special gift with someone or dedicate a tree to a loved one, every sapling you sponsor will help to create a habitat that will benefit people and wildlife for many years to come.
Money raised will be used to support inter-generational post-pandemic mental wellbeing projects both at Natures Den and Hope View Sensory Farm.

The trees are around 40cm to 80cm tall - the perfect size for establishing themselves quickly in their new home.

No need for muddy boots - We can plant your saplings for you!

Alternatively you could plant a tree with us!

You and your household bubble can sponsor, book in and join us at one of the “Woods of Hope” special planting days where you personally plant your saplings in the dedicated woodland or wildlife hedgerow. Planting dates 13th, 15th and 20th March

The varieties you can sponsor are all native broad leaf varieties grown in England from British seed and include:
HAWTHORN, OAK, HAZEL, DOWNY BIRCH, SILVER BIRCH, DOGWOOD, GUELDER ROSE, ROWAN, BLACKTHORN, WILD CHERRY, CRAB APPLE, GOAT WILLOW AND OSIER WILLOW

For further details please email- [email protected]

Photos from Natures Den Forest School's post 21/01/2021

Gorgeous Aidan! Thank you so very much for thinking of us and sending us this beautiful gift! You will always be part of our Forest School family! We love you to the moon and back 💫 🦊 🐞 🦡 💫

13/01/2021

The Woolly 🐶 Dog
Handmade with love.

Doggy walk bag, fully lined, good size main pocket for treats, keys, phone.
Poo bag dispenser pocket on the front.
Long across body strap,
Colour and fabric choices available £10.88 including postage can be personalised for extra £2

Please message or call 07392064631 to order.

The Woolly 🐶 Dog
Handmade with love.

Doggy walk bag, fully lined, good size main pocket for treats, keys, phone.
Poo bag dispenser pocket on the front.
Long across body strap,
Colour and fabric choices available £10.88 including postage can be personalised for extra £2

Please message or call 07392064631 to order.

18/12/2020

We are collaborating with a local charity to collect new toys and new books which will be distributed by them, to local children in need. Please bring any new and unwrapped donations of joy on Monday or Tuesday between 8.45 and 9.15 or 2.45 and 3.15 to our Astley site. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

04/12/2020

Winter Holiday Club
Wrap up warm and come and join us for two days of toasty fires, seasonal crafts and woodland adventures!

Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December

9am-3pm

Full waterproofs, lots of warm under layers and packed lunch essential.

Hot morning snack and warm drink provided. Two full days of Forest Fun £55

Email: [email protected] for a booking form

(Possible additional date of Friday 18th Dec depending on numbers)

bbc.co.uk 06/11/2020

Woman's Hour - What a second lockdown means for pregnant women, The future of flexible working, The history of the biscuit, Outdoor learning - BBC Sounds

Forest School feeds the soul!
Yay! Women’s hour yesterday - Great article raising the profile and awareness of the Nature Premium Campaign and Forest School (and Outdoor Learning. It highlights the impact and benefits Forest School has on children’s holistic education, child adult relationships, connection with nature, physical activity levels, general health, well-being and mental health. Bring on the reform !! If you don’t want to listen to the full podcast the Forest School part is 34mins and 5 seconds in 🙂https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000nzpl

bbc.co.uk The programme that offers a female perspective on the world

naturesdencreatives.co.uk 04/11/2020

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Whoooo! We are very excited to announce that our new website https://www.naturesdencreatives.co.uk/ goes live today!!

At Natures Den we are always looking to improve the service we offer and spread the message about what we do, how we do it and the people we work with. So in an exciting step towards enhancing and improving our services we have launched a brand new website. We would love it if you could take a little time to have an explore and give us your feedback.

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16/10/2020

Natures Den Forest School

Look who’s living in my garden! I was so excited last night to see this little hog! I left a bowl of cat food and a nice drink of water.
Please remember hedgehogs 🦔 can’t tolerate bread or milk - they are actually lactose intolerant!
Interesting fact - Did you know there’s a reason hedgehogs have their names - the ‘Hedge’ part of their name comes from where they build their nests in hedges, bushes and shrubs. The ‘hog’ part comes from the small snorting/ grunting sound they make which is similar to a pig!!
I think I’ve got a new project- I’m going to make a hog house this weekend!!

16/10/2020

Look who’s living in my garden! I was so excited last night to see this little hog! I left a bowl of cat food and a nice drink of water.
Please remember hedgehogs 🦔 can’t tolerate bread or milk - they are actually lactose intolerant!
Interesting fact - Did you know there’s a reason hedgehogs have their names - the ‘Hedge’ part of their name comes from where they build their nests in hedges, bushes and shrubs. The ‘hog’ part comes from the small snorting/ grunting sound they make which is similar to a pig!!
I think I’ve got a new project- I’m going to make a hog house this weekend!!

15/10/2020

October Holiday Club

Calling all adventurers!
We are taking bookings now for our next club but as we will be working in small groups, places are limited, so get in touch to secure your child’s place. email: [email protected] text or call 07392064694
Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd October and Thursday 29th and Friday 30th October
9am -3pm
£55 per 2 day block

We are based in a small woodland in Astley just off Astley Hall Drive, M297TX. The children will access to full days of creative, adventurous, outdoor play. This is not just any holiday club! The outdoor woodland environment provides a space where children can experience something different; be in nature, energetic, mindful and learn about the environment whilst having fun outdoors. Different activities are planned each day based on the children's motivations and interests. Natures Den operates exclusively outdoors with shelter areas if it's wet. Cost includes hot morning snack cooked on the fire 🔥 and the all important toasted marshmallows! Full waterproofs, a packed lunch and drinks are required.

Holiday Club Activities could include:

• Den Making
• Creating Animal Habitats
• Environmental Awareness Activities
• Nature/Adventure Walks
• Forest Crafts and traditional tool use
• Minibeasting
• Shelter Building
• Natural Art
• Cooking on the open fire
• Story Making
• Bird Feeder Making
• Scavenger and Treasure Hunting
• Puddle Splashing and Mud Painting
• Outdoor Games

We look forward to welcoming you to Natures Den!

13/10/2020

Timeline Photos

12/10/2020

How are we all feeling? Things are pretty challenging at the moment but we will work our way through it together. Two of the go to things to boost my mood are my allotment growing and cooking. I’ve got some huge marrows still growing on the plot so I thought I’d have a bit of mindful time harvesting and then creating this Iranian new recipe. Anyone got any great courgette or marrow recipes to share in the comments below?

10/10/2020

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and the message from MIND for this year is ‘Do one thing…for better mental health’. Whether it’s going for a walk or doing something creative, simply do one thing that improves your mental well being.

At Natures Den we are always promoting the benefits of time spent outdoors. Being in Nature can have a positive impact on your mental health. Reducing anxiety and boosting your mood are just two of the benefits.

Nature goes at a completely different pace than what many of us have created for ourselves. It slows us down and lets us focus our attention on the moment. It gives us a chance to just enjoy ‘being’.

Videos (show all)

We will be back soon!
Missing Forest School Adventures x
Missing Our Forest School Adventures!
Poorly Bee
So proud of her woodwork skills!
Little risk taker!
Oh what fun!
We love the bunk bed swing!
Beau was a whizz at making survival bracelets! Harrison was extremely patient teaching everyone!
Yummy 😋 toasted sausages!

Location

Products

Forest School, Willow Weaving, Community Art, Woodland Residentials, Community Engagement

Telephone

Address


Astley Hall Drive
Astley
M297TX

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 6pm
Thursday 8:30am - 6pm
Friday 8:30am - 6pm
Saturday 8:30am - 6pm
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