Lymley Tribe Nature Club

An outdoor, woodland nature club for children

Your mentors


Lymley Wood

Organisation links
Location address: Mayfield, TN20 6NP
Chosen age group:

Ages: 5 - 10 years

Available tickets:
Next date: Tuesday 25th Jun,
A summary
This is an opportunity for your child to have the time to play and explore the natural world and make new friends. Set the beautiful ancient woodland of Lymley woods which also has exciting rope bridges, cargo nets, swings, a treehouse, a nature observation look out, a mud kitchen, camp kitchen, a meadow, a picnic area and a shelter with a fire pit. Your child will observe, experience and learn about the seasonal changes of these spectacular woods while having fun. Through the physical movement opportunities of the woodland and the adventure play areas, your child’s physical strength, balance and coordination will develop. There will be optional craft and bushcraft activities such as whittling, fire building and making seasonal creatures with wool and clay to participate in. There will be time to relax and appreciate nature, whilst also experiencing the joy, beauty, wonder and magic that our natural environment provides. As an experienced Steiner teacher, I promote this wholeheartedly! What we’ll do: On arrival the children will have free time to play at our base. Once all have arrived, we will play a few games and go into the woods to balance, climb and play on the adventure ropes, nets and swings. We will stop for a short rest and drink and snack. This is a time to engage in a craft or forest school activity if your child wants to. Otherwise they are free to play in the treehouse, mud kitchen, make dens, fairy homes, play games, or just to “be children in the woods”. We will end with a seasonal story or puppet play and finish with our goodbye song. PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS * From my experience children leave school starving hungry, so please ensure your child has a good sized snack before arriving or brings an extra snack with them. * Please provide your child with a water bottle (we can refill in the woods) and a snack to have at snack time. * Please notify us of an allergies, dietary or health requirements before attending the session. * We will occasionally have camp fire greats such as crumpets, popcorn and marshmallows! * Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing and footwear. Bringing with them an extra layer and waterproofs. * There are toilets and running water on site. * Please notify us of any additional needs or anything that would be helpful in your child settling with us.
About your mentors
Lorna Hendley
A teacher & mum who knows how to have fun!
Lorna Hendley: I originally worked as a learning support assistant in mainstream school and found myself drawn to younger children. I fell in love with the Waldorf kindergarten from the moment I walked through the Steiner Kindergarten door. I completed my Waldorf early years teacher training alongside working as an assistant at Michael Hall Steiner school. I was fortunate to have several happy years there teaching before starting my own family. I am now a busy home maker and mother to three young children. I am a qualified Forest school leader and have lead a Waldorf inspired outdoor parent and child groups. I have two boys who are at primary school and I want them to experience the benefits of being in the same woodland on a weekly basis. This is for them to see and learn about the seasons and increase their wonder and magic in their lives. While having fun with friends and gaining strength, balance, coordination and new skills. Melaine Parr: Mel is the director and founder of Lymley Wood. Mel is a qualified Youth Worker, with degrees in Environmental Science and Youth Community Work. Mel has great experience working with children and teenagers from disadvantage backgrounds. Mel is passionate about getting children to fully experience the magic of the Lymley Wood. Mel understands what parents and children need and loves to see how being in nature transforms positively in their lives. It is both our aims to reconnect families with nature, to help foster a nature connection whilst having fun and creating magic and wonder for both the child and the parent.
Lymley Wood
Nature based activities & outdoor adventures!
Lymley Wood CIC provides facilitated day and residential activity experiences and sessions for children, young people, families and community groups. We are passionate about outdoor learning and promote 'Nature Connectedness' in everything we do!
Important information for patents
NB: From my experience children leave school starving so please ensure your child has a good sized snack before arriving or has a snack box with them. It is undecided whether we can incorporate a meal in the woods; this is something we could aim towards if it was something all wanted. Please ensure the children are dressed appropriately and warmly and in waterproofs if raining or at least have them to change into.
Learning aims
Aim 1
To reconnect families with nature.
Aim 3
To promote healthy living by connecting children to nature.
Aim 5
The focus is child-led learning, developing all the senses.
Aim 7
To engage in rcreative play and make friends.
Aim 9
To foster rich learning experiences.
Aim 2
To foster imagination and creativity.
Aim 4
To develop appreciation of the seasons.
Aim 6
To participates in group activities and seasonal craft.
Aim 8
To have fun and create moments of magic and wonder!
Aim 10
To help foster a nature connection for all.
Directions, Parking & Covid Risk Assessment
Directions to Lymley Wood: From Mayfield turn right/ from Five Ashes turn left onto Horleigh Green Road for 1 mile. Look out for an arrow steep road on the right on a left-hand bend, and a farmhouse on the corner. This is Argos Hill Road. From Crowborough/ Rotherfield go through Rotherfield village passing the Kings Arms pub on the left. Take the fourth left down the hill onto Five Ashes Road. After 1 mile, look out for Argos Hill left on the bend however you cannot turn here left here as it is too sharp. Taking care, turn around in the next left... Fir Toll Road and then Argos Hill Road will be on your right. It has an 'access only' sign at the top. Watch out for tractors as it is a narrow road. 300 yards down Argos Hill Road, passing a big barn and farmyard on the right then there is a little parking spot on the left opposite Brook Farm House. This is Lymley Wood car park. From Mark Cross, you can turn onto Argos Hill Road, from Argos Hill Lane however it is rather bumpy in places and narrow. You drive all the way down the hill and the car park is on the right opposite Broom Farm House. Parking: Please park in the car park and not on the lane anywhere. The car park has one entry/exit and we all have to park close together to fit in, please don’t leave space for other cars to get out, we have to block each other in. Therefore if you have to leave early or promptly after the session, please be one of the last to arrive. COVID 19 Risk Assessment for Woodland Magic:   Benefits of being outside in the woods • Connecting with nature is paramount for any human; especially beneficial for a child’s cognitive, emotional and physical well-being. • There is endless magic, wonder and reverence that is created from being outside in nature. • Social wellbeing and creativity from playing with other children.   Potential risk: Contracting the virus from attending the group. Passing the virus onto other members in the group.   Measures in place by the Forest School Practitioner (FSP): * Parents will be asked to read this risk assessment before attending the session. * The parents are informed not to attend the group session if they or their child are displaying any symptoms of Covid. * Parents are told not to attend the group if they have been into contact with anyone with the virus and must notify the FSP. * Parents will bring their own snacks and water bottles for themselves and their children. * The FSP will carry water wipes and antibacterial hand gel, parents will take responsibility to clean their child’s hands before snack. * During ring time, parents hold their own child’s hands or if more comfortable an ‘invisible’ hand if standing next to another member of a different household. * Craft items made will be taken home. * Parents are asked to respect social distancing with other households. Response to any infection 1. To engage with the NHS Test and Trace process. 2. To manage confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst the out-of-school settings community. 3. To contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice. Date reviewed May 2021
Pricing information
Where we'll be
Argos Hill Road, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6NP
Enhanced DBS
Basic DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector

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Cancellation Policy
I am not able to offer refunds in general but may be able to if there is good notice.Please do not attend if you have COVID symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.