“Awesome! I love this place, my class will be going every year to experience what an incredible place the woodland can be. Already had massive breakthroughs with children coming out of their shells after literally a few hours here.”
Ollie Cox, The Holt, Skellingthorpe
Get your ‘hands on’ survival, stone age, crafts, and much more.
Bring your class / group for an action packed, adventurous, ‘hands on’ experience where the group can actually take part in all kinds of activities and tasks. From fire lighting to shelter building, animal preparation to awareness games, we provide the setting and expertise to enable your group to get to grips with new ideas and skills.
We are happy to liaise with you in order to create the perfect trip, maybe tweaking an existing package to suit your group or putting together a bespoke day with a completely different theme or scenario that links to your curriculum!
We offer as existing packages ..
STONE AGE DAY – including friction fire lighting demonstration, light your own fires, prepare your own fish using ‘primitive’ tools, cook fish (eat fish!), demonstration of water boiling using hot rocks in an animal hide vessel, games involving stalking and sensory awareness and shelter building.
SURVIVAL DAY – including shelter building, fire lighting, water treatment, food prep, cooking and eating and knife craft.
CRAFT DAY – from dream catchers to bow drill sets, cordage to ‘primitive’ sewing, or focus on a particular tool use i.e a knife workshop. A craft day is a great learning experience (in some cases can be conducted at your site).
EARLY YEARS / KS1 STICKMAN DAY – based upon the Julia Donaldson story ‘Stickman’ make stick men, cook food for stickman (we get to eat it!), make houses for stickman, and play games.
BESPOKE DAY – We have created several very successful bespoke days such as ‘Explorer’ day (Captain Cook theme – included food, water, shelter from heat, natural medicine), ‘Inventions’ day (fire, shelter, skin clothing process and sewing), ‘Natural Pigments’ day (A class made natural paints to paint their pre-prepared Egyptian atrefacts) and more.. bring an idea or theme to us and we shall make it happen!
What a fantastic day was had by all! The forestry experience that Matthew and Maria provided, allowed all children to live, breathe and eat the forest! Watching children of all abilities, working together and creating their own fires was amazing but not quite as amazing as seeing a young girl gut a trout using her bare hands- this was met by pure amazement from her classmates! A day full of memories being made, never to be forgotten!
The forestry experience provided by Matthew and Maria allowed all children (and adults!) to shine. My initial worries about how some children with SEN or behaviour difficulties would get on, were immediately put to rest. These children truly excelled in an environment outside of the classroom. Clear demonstrations and the caring and patient nature of Matthew and Maria, allowed these children to take part in all the activities. Not only did they take part with huge smiles on their faces, their engagement was unfaltering and unlocked some real talents, which unfortunately can’t always be seen in the classroom environment. A superb experience!
A hands on, engaging, exciting and exploratory day into the wonders of the forest! Learning outside of the classroom- it can’t get better than this!
What a great childhood should be full of – fun and adventures in a woodland! Den building, fire making, fish gutting, hide and seek playing and eating around a camp fire – all under the watchful and passionate eyes of Matthew and Maria, ensuring the safety and full experience for all. A must experience for all children.
Hannah Smith, Teacher, Lincoln
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