“Elissa and I look forward to coming every week, and it’s without a doubt our favourite group activity. We love spending time with like minded people, watching the woods change throughout the year, socialising & exploring – whatever the weather.” parent at Wild Babies & Toddlers
Magical memories for school-age children. Explore, learn about wildlife and get inspired by our living world. Fire cooking, dens, environmental art, animal tracking, shelter building, tool and craft work, stream games, camouflage challenges, storytelling and more… find out more or BOOK NOW
Resonance, Mindfulness, Tai Chi, Willow Weaving, Wood & Wool Craft, Fire Cooking, Retreats, Events, Wildlife Walks
Wellbeing for adults. Tailored for carers, people who are isolated, at risk of mental health problems, and anyone in need of a break from busy lives. We know that contact with the natural world can transform your state of mind. CLICK HERE
Wild Babies & Toddlers
A twice-weekly drop in group for under 5 year olds and their parents/ carers. From 10-11.45am on Tuesday and Fridays in (BANES) termtime. A toddler paced fun adventure of the elements and senses! CLICK HERE
Wild Babies and Toddlers – what the parents say…
“We love spending time in the woods come rain or shine its a lovely, relaxed welcoming group. The fresh air and chat is a wonderful way to spend our morning.”
“Great to be outside, nice snacks!”
“We love coming – great to be outdoors, lovely activities for the children, and a cup of tea for me – perfect!”
“We love our adventures in the woods. It is so rewarding interacting with nature.”
“I love the peace and tranquility and the chats. Emily loves you and the activities” “We enjoy being outdoors and the activities, dens, animals…”
Weekly Diary 2018-19
Nature Nurture Woodland Wellbeing (adults) 10am-12 noon runs weekly. Wildlife Walks/ Woolcraft/ Wood Carving/ Fire Cooking depending on date. We meet at the main gate to Greyfield Woods in High Littleton. Sign up through the Wellbeing College or contact us. Free
Farrington Gurney School pm
High Littleton Preschool (fortnightly) am.
Wild Babies & Toddlers 10am, meet at the start of the track to Greyfield Woods, during B&NES term time. Whats On – families & children
Tai Chi & Mindfulness in the Woods with Huw Griffiths, 12-30pm and 2.30-4.30pm Saturdays. 4 week courses for adults, focussing on the elements. Greyfield Woods. Booking recommended, please contact the Wellbeing College .
Longer sessions (4-6 hours) for school age children including teenagers run in every school holiday. Click Here to Book
We set up a fire in the woods at sunset for the Winter Solstice and the Spring/ Autumn Equinoxes, sharing music and refreshments. Through Mindfulness we take a moment to be aware of the balance of the season. Come and join us to see the woods in darkness and celebrate around a fire in the dark, while candles glimmer all around!
The phenomenal bluebells are almost over now, and leaf cover is providing some decent shade for the hot days as well as cover on rainy days. What a great place to spend every season.read more
Rowan wearing Rowan berriesread more
Autumn colour from Amethyst Deceiver and Russula fungi, rowan berry and elder bead jewellry, and beech leavesread more
last night on the camera trap. While at the badger sett 8 badgers were observed coming in and out. Its hard to tell the adults from the young...read more
Until now we thought there were only 5 young badgers resident in the sett, as they have been the only ones visible, but the sett has more occupants than first estimated. And its not this deer who was also caught on the camera trap early one morning! Last night at...read more
Here are the latest antics of the baby badgers we are watching... https://vimeo.com/167713281 We're going to be keeping an eye on this family of badgers over the coming months, so watch out for updates. So far there seem to be 5 young and no adults in the sett. They...read more
EcoWild is a Community Interest Company and therefore not-for-profit. Its aim is to enhance people’s relationship with their environment, creating inspiring opportunities for engaging with the natural world. In this way the seeds are sown for a long term fascination in the complexity and beauty of nature and a sense of stewardship towards the environment.
What is Forest School? ‘An inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a local woodland environment’ ‘To promote the values of wisdom, compassion, integrity and justice through experiential learning in a natural outdoors environment’
What is Eco therapy? The name often given to the green agenda for mental health whereby people are engaged in greenspace-based activities as part of their treatment programme. One study found that for 90 per cent of people involved in a green exercise programme the combination of nature and exercise was the most important factor in determining how they felt.