Children can have a wild time in half-term with campfires, bushcraft, wild art, den building activities… and much more! Our Wild Woodland Camp is the perfect way to ensure the children have a fun-filled half-term break!
Tuesday 13th – Cosy Dens
Scout out the perfect woodland spot to build a cosy den before lighting your own fire with fire steels to toast marshmallows. Gather around a big camp fire to warm up your lunches and cosy round with a hot drink. Explore the woods and take our leaders special “short-cuts” up and down secret paths and forgotten tracks on a wild scavenger hunt with a chance to win treasure!
Wednesday 14th – Winter Feast
A day for playing games and making tasty treats. Journey deep into the woods for a morning of exciting wide woodland games and team challenges. Make friends camouflaging into the forest with extreme hide and seek, capture the flag and other forest favourites. Build a roaring fire in our outdoor kitchen to cook-up treats including toffee apples, popcorn and campfire doughnuts and mix yourself a whippy-hot chocolate or babycino (with extra marshmallows!)
Thursday 15th – Winter Bushcraft
After spending the morning in the woods exploring and playing, gathering and foraging and tracking animals, you can get down to a creative afternoon of bushcraft. You will have the opportunity to use tools under 1:1 supervision with a Forest School and bushcraft trained instructor to make items out of wood, including mallets, tent pegs and toys. There will also be a chance to have a go at working with willow, cord, wool and weaving, clay or build shelters using rope and tarps.
About our Camps
Wild Camps at Painshill are glorious, totally outdoor days spent in the forest and landscapes of Painshill – running, climbing, playing, making friends and developing practical woodland skills. We spend all day, every day outside, throughout the year, whatever the weather – and we love it! Just remember to bring lots of appropriate outdoor clothing and a big lunch. We have several contingency plans for raining or cold weather, to make sure all attendees stay warm and safe, including our big outdoor shelter, tarps and mobile shelters, spare clothes and lots of hot chocolate and warming treats round the fire. An exciting programme of fun activities and themes are set for each day but we are responsive to young peoples’ interests, capabilities and needs, as well as encouraging child-led play and experiences. A big part of our camps is spent encouraging friend making and team work, so don’t worry if you are coming by yourself, there will be lots of opportunities for you to make friends.
Our camps our run by our highly experienced Education Team who spend the rest of the year leading outdoor school visits, Forest School, youth group activities and birthday parties. Our Team are experienced in working with lots of different children, age groups and needs and we have a wide range of outdoor and education skills and knowledge. Our team is First Aid trained, with specific training for children and the outdoors.
Wild Woodland Camp
Children MUST be 8 years to 13 years
Advance booking required.
If you have any questions about our camps, activities or if your child has any specific needs contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org