Our BEING ADVENTUROUS holiday club at Shield Tree Wood runs throughout the year.  Our clubs are planned to develop skills over the sessions such as knife whittling, woodland crafts using a range of tools (e.g. mallet making, wand whittling), campfire lighting and maintenance, campfire cooking and shelter building using tarps and ropes to name but a few! We want our participants to have fun, make new friends, support each other and generally have a good time so there will also be plenty of opportunities for exploring the wood or simply chilling in our hammocks!

BEING ADVENTUROUS runs in blocks of 3 day weeks with the same children together for the whole week.  We feel this works best in supporting your child with their wellbeing – allowing them to connect more fully with friends over a period of days and engage with their own interests at a deeper level as we go through the week. 

Most of all we will provide a space for your child to be, play and have lots of fun outdoors in nature.

Here’s how we will run our weekly clubs:

  • check-ins / check-outs to monitor mental wellbeing and changes during the session, supporting more self-awareness of emotions.
  • time and space to support self-regulation, calming and anxiety reduction, self-expression and connecting to nature
  • opportunities for play – supporting learner-led play where children can work through experiences as well as nurturing creativity and self-motivation
  • a community-centred programme – supporting collaborative learning, increased rapport between adults and children, trust and increased responsibility – encouraging social play in a physically distanced way
  • physical wellbeing support -integrating physical activity into our programmes (e.g. tree-climbing, swing, taut-line), increasing movement and more fresh air to support concentration, provide grounding and raise self-esteem.

To book online and reserve your child’s place click below:

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See you all in the woods very soon!