Down the Woods - Forest School

Down the Woods - Forest School

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Hot one yesterday, first aid training in Hertfordshire in a beautiful walled garden.
Day two today, possible ⛈️ 👀!
Down the Woods - Forest School
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We loved seeing everyone at our Forest School a couple of weekends ago. There were snail races, hammocks, forest crafting and lots more.

If you weren’t able to attend the last one and would love to come along we are holding another Forest School in August hosted by the amazing Down the Woods - Forest School - https://bit.ly/3NDp0Ls

If you visited our woods over the weekend you were sure of a big surprise!

Every year we invite our wonderful Annual Passholders to an exclusive free event just for them. This year the wonderful Down the Woods - Forest School, hosted a Forest School in our Woodland Trail where little ones could get involved in snail races, forest crafts and lots more.

Find out about becoming an Annual Passholder and join us at our next passholder event- https://bit.ly/3PcLLYS

Looking back over a busy few days in Hertfordshire hosted by Down the Woods - Forest School at their Within the Walls Garden Project running a busy forest school first aid course and then chilling leading a cpd session on using ropes, hammocks, slack lines and putting swings in trees.



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Down the Woods - Forest School are hosting art classes being tutored by the fantastic surrealist artist José Neves at José Neves Art Herts.

The classes are running art classes starting first week of Feb, Check out Jose's art work and buy a print or 2 (www.jnartherts.com).

The classes are for young people over 10 yrs old (if your child is close to 10yo than this is not a problem) not in school or who are home educated.

Starting 2nd February 10-12pm at our Walled Garden near Hitchin.
Click the link below to book
https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods
Thank you to everyone who came to our den building event at Radwell Meadows.

We are passionate about nature and teaching little ones about the importance of our environment, so we were thrilled to see so many of you embracing the outdoors. Thanks to Down the Woods - Forest School for running such great activities.

If you are an Annual Passholder don’t forget you can attend our passholder only Forest School for free! There will be lots of outdoor activities and forest fun- click on the link to book your space http://ow.ly/RWob50JQF2C

To become an Annual Passholder and get access to our Forest School, discounted event tickets, unlimited entry to Standalone during our open season and much more click here http://ow.ly/ZVav50JQF2B

Keep an eye out for more free passholder only events coming soon!

Get back to nature!

This weekend we have an event dedicated to getting outdoors, exploring Radwell Meadows and building woodland dens. The weather is looking lovely so join us on Letchworth’s Garden City Greenway where you will be guided by a qualified leader in all things den building.

We have two interactive sessions to choose from. Sessions are 1 hour, and tickets are just £4 per person.

Book your tickets here http://ow.ly/2G0n50JJzEY


Down the Woods - Forest School
The WINTER SOLSTICE represents the longest night and this year we started our SOLSTICE celebrations with a SUNRISE WALK before gathering round a campfire.

After hot drinks, breakfast and toasted marshmallows we created MEXICAN GODS EYES and wrote our wishes for 2022 onto paper scrolls before attaching them to pine cones and laying them in the fire. 🔥

What a fabulous morning spent walking, talking and feeling the warmth of a campfire on the shortest day.

After all the glitter and sparkle of Christmas preparations, the solstice is a cue to press pause and reconnect with nature.

The winter solstice is also a reminder that BRIGHTER DAYS will always come back around.

Well done and thank you for joining me Angela, Birim, Cathyp, Cathryn, Christalla, Dee, Gary, Heidi, Jackie, Jayne, Judy, LisaLawrence, Louise, Lyn, Mary, Rachel, Sue, Yvonne and huge thanks to Laura for backmarking today.

And special thanks to Caroline from Down the Woods - Forest School for hosting us today 💜
Join us on the 5th of September @ the new time of 12:00pm on T.H.C Radio for the next show in our Path to Mastery series.

We will be talking about how you relate to the past, is it a burden or motivator?

We will be interviewing Caroline Langley MD of Down the Woods - Forest School and a chance to win personal development sessions in our competition.

You can listen to the show by:

by DAB+ (THC Radio)
by Web (https://thcradio.london/)
by MixCloud (https://www.mixcloud.com/live/THCRadioLDN/)
by Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/thcradio)
by Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thcradioldn)
by YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5amIlLSnBsI9vnYFFsJO9A)
UPDATE: we have only 2 places left for the 6th July practical and assessment day.

We are delighted to be working with Down the Woods - Forest School again who are kindly hosting.
These places are being booked fast so contact us before making a booking to check availability you need to attend both the theory day and practical day
Thank you Caroline for organising such a wonderful Forest School for our children. They had such an amazing time, and wouldn't stop talking about all the activities they did with you. They've developed a real interest in nature, and got so much from being able to play freely in the woods. We very much hope we'll be able to organise some more sessions with you. Thanks again!
Down the Woods - Forest School are having a event 19th October 10-12pm see our E bulletin for links http://bit.ly/2m8R2oQ
Stay and Play Heartwood Forest Monday 10-12pm. Down the Woods - Forest School details vial our E bulletin http://bit.ly/2m8R2oQ
Hi do you run a weekend forest club?
So much fun Down in the Woods today, we made bird feeders swung in a hammock painted trees and all other sort of adventures, all finished off with Hot chocolate and a snack.
(Photos of Rosabella, Finn and Katie with permission)

Down the Woods provides Forest School and other activities within the home counties.

Down the Woods provide a wealth of services such as:
Forest School
Forest School Training
Woodland adventure days
Team building
Parent Group sessions
After School clubs
Playscheme days known as “Wild in the Woods”
Bushcraft for adults, families and young people
Family Saturday Club
Mini Adventurers Club

Operating as usual

Photos from Gilah Nursery's post 21/09/2023

We did have fun! Rain to start then the sun came out again

Photos from The Walled Garden - Stanstead Abbotts's post 07/09/2023
06/09/2023

What a busy forest school session we had this morning. The children cooked their pizza for snack on the open fire. They used pullies and zip lines to move the soft toys about, they climbed, made natural pictures int the frames using the leaves and flowers, they rolled balls and made up stories. No time for photos!

Photos from Down the Woods - Forest School's post 30/08/2023

At a loose end tomorrow? Why not pop down to the garden 10-2pm. Where you can have a go at floristry, spinning art, felting and woodwork. (Adults too) Also there’s space for some free play for the children.

https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods =ev-smpf-20230831100000

Photos from Down the Woods - Forest School's post 27/08/2023

Look at these beautiful flowers, there is still places to come and create a flower jar on Thursday 10-2pm. https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods =ev-smpf-20230831100000

18/08/2023

The snail race featured in this weeks Forest School at Stand-alone farm. We had the best time meeting lots of families and sharing all the great activities. If you missed it or want some more fun outside we have a garden open day at our Walled garden near Hitchin more details here- https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods =ev-smpf-20230831100000

15/08/2023

We’re having a great time at Stand-alone farm in letchworth this week.
Look at this amazing animal den!
There are still tickets left if you wanted to visit.

Photos from Standalone Farm's post 14/08/2023
13/08/2023

Come to our open garden and try out needle felting

12/08/2023

Refreshed the bug hotel! Why not come and see the garden on the 31st Aug take part in some crafts suitable for children as well as adults. https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods =ev-smpf-20230831100000

11/08/2023

Do pop in for a visit at tomorrows working party at the walled garden. We’re there from 10-2pm tea/coffee provided.

06/08/2023

Did you see gardeners world this week?
They had a great segment about community growing for the food banks. Back before covid we had a successful growing project where all sorts of people helped us to grow fruit and veg and then we donated to the food banks.
This project worked well with the people growing, helping those with some mental health issues, those suffering with loneliness and also for people who couldn’t commitment to their own allotment and just for fun and something social.
We really wanting to get this going again especially as the need for food bank support has increased.
The walled garden at St Paul’s Waldenbury has everything needed we just need to sprinkle on some people!
Whether you’re a seasoned grower or brand new to gardening we would love to have you along. Our next working party day is the 12th August 10-2pm feel free to pop in for a look round and a chat.

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05/08/2023

Hi Come and join us for our open garden! Will have some floristry, needle felting, art, woodwork and free play for the children. Everyone is welcome, bring a picnic too! £8 per person, (wanting to take part in the crafts) 10-2pm 31st August Link to book
https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods/e/ev-smpf-20230831100000

04/08/2023

Hi a little video to show out lovely Forest School site near Kings Langley. Our playscheme is on Tuesday and Wednesday 8th and 9th Aug https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods =ev-smpf-20230831100000

03/08/2023

🌳🧙‍♂️ Join Our Young Explorers for an Enchanting Forest School Adventure! 🧚‍♀️🌳
Are you searching for the perfect holiday club experience for your little adventurer? On Tuesday, August 8th, and Wednesday, August 9th, we're excited to invite your 8-11-year-olds to a magical forest school experience.
🌿 Located in the heart of Kings Langley, our Langley Logs site offers a breathtaking backdrop for two unforgettable days of fun and nature-based learning. 🌿
Your children will embark on a journey of wonder and discovery, surrounded by mythical themes like wizards, fairies, and elves. Throughout the adventure, they'll take part in a variety of activities, including crafting, forest games, foraging, and captivating storytelling.
🌦️ Rain or shine, the forest school adventure promises to be a day filled with joy and unforgettable memories amidst the beauty of nature. 🌦️
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity for your kids to embrace the wonders of the natural world in a gentle and enjoyable way. It's a chance for them to explore, create, and make new friends while discovering the magic of the outdoors.
👉 Reserve your spot at: https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods

30/07/2023

What do forest school leaders do on their day off? Walk in woods and learn some more wild flower id! Great little I spy book, I scored 150 points

26/07/2023

Are you looking for some holiday club fun for your little adventurer?

🌳🧙‍♂️ Calling All Young Explorers for an Enchanting Forest School Adventure! 🧚‍♀️🌳

✨On Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th August we've planned a wonderful forest school experience in collaboration with Imogen from Cedar Tree Tuition. Set in the heart of Kings Langley, our Langley Logs site offers a picturesque backdrop for two magical days of fun and nature-based learning✨

🌿 Your 8-11-year-olds will enjoy a variety of activities, including crafting, forest games, foraging, and storytelling, all centered around mythical themes like wizards, fairies, and elves. It's an opportunity for them to embrace the wonders of the natural world in a gentle and enjoyable way. 🌿

🌦️ Come rain or shine, our forest school adventure promises to be a day of joy and unforgettable memories amidst the beauty of the forest. Your children will have a chance to explore, create, and make new friends while discovering the magic of the outdoors. 🌦️

Secure your child's spot now to ensure they don't miss out on this special experience. Give them a chance to connect with nature and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

👉 https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods

13/07/2023

Check out these beauties! We planning a open garden where you can join us for some floristry, felting, art, woodwork and free play for the children. Everyone is welcome. Let us know if you’re interested and we’ll get a date and price out soon!

Photos from Down the Woods - Forest School's post 12/07/2023

We read a lovely story about a garden tiger moth then had a visit from the Scarlett tiger moth. We all learnt lots!

09/07/2023

Our playscheme days are coming up on the 8th and 9th August. The children will have time to create dens, craft with nature and light fires! More details here-https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods

08/07/2023

Getting ready for our playscheme days coming up in the summer. Dates being 8th and 9th August in a wood near Watford. More details here https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods

07/07/2023

It’s been a busy week here at Down the Woods.
Highlights of the week being-finding a bee and chatting to the children how it might be hungry, a flower is picked and the bee looks better!

Then as we finished the second session with a new nursery one of the boys says, “thanks Caroline see you for more adventures next week!”

Then a lovely forest school workshop for forest school leaders where we all enjoyed some mindful crafting.

18/06/2023

The last of our posts about our Nature Explorers Group starting 22nd June 1-3pm.
Lifelong Love for Nature,
We inspire a lifelong love and respect for nature.
Join Nature Explorers today for an enriching journey of growth, discovery, and connection!
https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods =ev-sa9g-20230622130000

17/06/2023

Why choose Nature Explorers? Our new group for Home educators and those not in school.
Social Connection: Children connect, make friends, and enhance social skills in our welcoming community. Through group projects and team-building activities, they learn cooperation, empathy, and communication.
https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods =ev-sa9g-20230622130000

16/06/2023

Why come to our Nature Explorer group on Thursdays?
Supportive and Inclusive Environment: Our experienced facilitator creates a safe space for children of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Each child's unique needs are met, fostering belonging and empowerment.

https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods =ev-sa9g-20230622130000

15/06/2023

Why choose Nature Explorers? Our new group for Home educators and those not in school.
Holistic Development: Our activities promote creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Children plan, nurture plants, and observe life cycles, developing responsibility, patience, and resilience.
https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods =ev-sa9g-20230622130000

14/06/2023

Why choose Nature Explorers? Our new group for Home educators and those not in school.
Education through Exploration: Children learn about the natural world, biology, ecology, and sustainability through outdoor activities. By gardening and getting hands-on, they spark curiosity and gain a deeper understanding of their environment.

https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods =ev-sa9g-20230622130000

13/06/2023

Introducing Nature Explorers: Cultivating Growth and Connection!

Are you a parent or guardian of a home-educated or unschooled child? Join our Nature Explorers group for an engaging and enriching experience that fosters hands-on learning and social connections.
We'll be posting each day to explain what children can get out of this group

https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods =ev-sa9g-20230622130000

31/05/2023

Billy and Charlotte our woodland puppets are taken a break this week. We’ll be back next week with loads of new exciting plans!

Photos from Within the Walls Garden Project's post 13/05/2023
10/05/2023

Our lovely garden gang is on Friday at St Paul's Waldenbury Walled garden near Hitchin.
Play in the mud, plant, craft and explore our beautiful walled garden. 10.30-11.30am, £6 per child aimed at walkers to 4 years old. Click here to book https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods/e/ev-svo8-20230512103000

Photos from Gilah Nursery's post 04/05/2023

What a lovely afternoon we had!

Down the Woods C.I.C - Booking by Bookwhen 30/04/2023

Want to get outside with your child? Learn how to garden together? Get stuck into some outdoor play? Then join us at the Walled Garden Fridays 10.30-11.30.

https://bookwhen.com/downthewoods

Down the Woods C.I.C - Booking by Bookwhen Down the Woods believe that everyone should be able to connect in some way with the natural environment. We provide Forest School sessions, birthday parties, play schemes, bush craft and taster days. We also offer Forest School practitioner training and bespoke team building or CPD courses. Down The...

26/04/2023

A amazing rock pool. The children built it today by using the water butt and the hosepipe and working out how to make the water move.

Photos from Gilah Nursery's post 20/04/2023

Such a wonderful day!

17/04/2023

A two day forest school camp this August, suitable for 8-11 year olds. Please look at the flyer here for booking information.

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