Look Mum, fire and no matches!

We had a great day romping around the nature reserve today. We had an enthusiastic gaggle of kids, most of whom mastered the art of lighting a fire in a fire bowl using a fire striker. This takes determination and a bit of patience. Sometimes it takes me a few minutes to get it right! So it was great that most of the kids got there in the end. We cooked our lunch on the campfire, made some Elder bead necklaces and generally got a bit muddy and scruffy. Our home made bread was even flavoured with wild garlic leaves picked on site.

Proper fresh air fun!




Easter Playscheme

Do you know any young forest enthusiasts who would like to join us for outdoorsy fun and adventures at Easter Holiday time?

Our Woodland playscheme will run from Monday 8th to Thursday 11th April 2013. 10am to 3pm daily, in all weathers!

Activities will include

  • a morning ramble and games on Hampstead Heath.
  • afternoon at the Mark Fitzpatrick Nature reserve
  • woodland arts and crafts
  • shelter and den building
  • making habitats for birds and insects
  • safe use of basic handtools
  • cooking on the campfire on the last day

Suitable for children ages 7-12 years. The playscheme is run by Penny, Nina and Ros – we are all fully qualified and insured Forest School practitioners. We all have enhanced CRB checks.

Costs: 4 days attendance – £110. £100 for siblings.

single days £30/day. £25 for siblings. Booking priorities will be given to 4 day bookings, single days can be booked where there is availability.

Please contact us to register your interest and to find out more details.