Wild Wood Holiday Club

Forest School fun for 4 -11 year olds!

Mentored by

Charlotte Atkinson

Connecting People with Nature

Organisation links
Location address: Wilby, IP21 5LT
Chosen age group:

Ages: children 4 - 11 · adults 18+ years

Available tickets:
Single child £60Siblings £50Funded - single child £30 +2 more
Next date: Monday 22nd Jul,
A summary
If your child enjoys exploring and being outdoors, why not book them in for a ‘Wild Wood Holiday Club’ experience?  The club runs between 10am and 4pm (with an early drop off option from 9am) and is booked in blocks of 2 days. It typically runs for 2 days each school holiday (and 6 days during the summer holidays).  The club is open to all children aged between 4 and 11 years (4 year olds must be in the the Reception year or just about to start Reception).  The ‘Wild Wood Holiday Club’ is a great opportunity for your child make new friends and have fun playing and learning new things in a safe outdoor environment. 
About your mentor
Charlotte Atkinson
Connecting People with Nature
Charlotte has over 20 years’ experience of working with children, schools and families as a primary school teacher, headteacher, educational consultant, Forest School leader and trainer. She is a qualified Level 3 Forest School practitioner with over 10 years' experience of leading Forest School sessions with children aged 2-11 years. Charlotte is a Forest School Association (FSA) endorsed trainer and trainer assessor. She provides guidance with setting up and running Forest School as well as practical delivery of sessions and support with bid-writing and site design. Charlotte is a British Nordic Walking instructor and runs regular ‘Learn to Nordic Walk’ programmes at Charlotte’s Wood. She has a diploma in 'Shinrin Yoku' and provides guided Forest Bathing sessions at the woodland.
Important Information about Wild Wood Holiday Club
* Wild Wood Holiday Club takes place at Charlotte’s Wood in Wilby. The address is Sundial Cottage, London City Road, Wilby, IP21 5LT. There is limited parking at the venue so if possible, please park at Wilby Coronation Hall, on London City Road (IP21 5LE) and then walk 400m up London City Road (away from the village). We are on the left, just past ‘The Shingles’. There is a pair of mirrors opposite the entrance. * The club starts at 10am each day and finishes at 4pm. There may be a staggered start and finish (over a 15 minute period). I will message parents/carers individually if this is the case. Please come to the entrance to the woods with your child for registration and drop off/pick up. There may be an early drop-off option from 9am (for an additional £5 per child). Please send me a message through Eequ to enquire further. * Although I am not able to take childcare vouchers as payment for the club, thanks to a kind donation I do have a small fund available to enable families who might be experiencing financial hardship to access holiday club. What this means is that if you pay for one day of club (for one or more children) you get the second day for FREE. Please send me a message through Eequ to enquire about how to access this funding. * For the club please ensure that your child is appropriately clothed for the session which will take place entirely outdoors (regardless of the weather!) Recommended clothing is: - Long sleeved clothing top and bottom (even on sunny days to provide protection from scratches and stings), in layers so that they can either shed or put on a layer and still be comfortable. A sunhat and sunscreen may be useful if it is hot and a hat, gloves and scarf if it is cold; - A waterproof outer layer, top and bottom – so waterproof coat (AND trousers if you have them); - Waterproof shoes or boots in case it is muddy. We recommend walking boots or shoes, but you can send them in trainers as long as they are sturdy. No sandals or open toed shoes please! 2 pairs of socks are recommended for cold weather. * Your child will need sufficient food to last through the day, bearing in mind that they will be outside and active all day. We don’t provide food, and you can’t buy lunch or snacks at the club, so please make sure they come with enough food. This is what we’d consider enough: 1. drink for the day 2. a mid-morning snack (just to keep them going) 3. lunch We will provide a drink during the afternoon – either hot chocolate or cordial - and we usually cook something to eat on the fire. Please let us know if you do not wish your child to be offered a drink or snack. * At Wild Wood Holiday Club, we follow a Forest School approach to learning and development. This means that for much of the day, children are free to play and explore throughout the woodland with adults supervising and supporting where needed. Typical activities and experiences that children engage in include: woodland games, den building, tracking, crafts from natural materials, scavenger hunts, playing with mud, using tools, wild art, campfire lighting and cooking and tree climbing. If there is anything that you do not want your child to do, please send me a message through the Eequ website to let me know. * If your child is unable to attend a session, please cancel using Eequ. Although I cannot provide a refund (unless I am unable to reallocate your child's place) I appreciate you letting me know. The club may be cancelled in the event of: 1) staff illness (where no replacement can be found) 2) the weather conditions being extremely windy (due to the danger of falling branches) 3) low numbers of children booking onto the club (so that the club is not viable) In the first two instances we would contact you on the day of the club by 9am to inform you of this situation. If the club is not viable, we will contact you the day before to inform you that the club will not be running. *If you are going to be late, you can find my mobile number in the full details of your booking on your Eequ booking page. Please call me and let me know! I will look forward to welcoming your child to Charlotte's Wood for a couple of days of fun and adventure!
Learning aims
Aim 1
To play, have fun and make new friends.
Aim 3
To relax, de-stress and connect with nature.
Aim 5
To problem solve and learn how to assess and manage risks.
Aim 2
To develop confidence, resilience, independence and creativity.
Aim 4
To be physically active and learn new skills.
Charlotte's Wood
Charlotte's Wood is a place where people can connect with nature. It is a tranquil, privately owned woodland in the heart of rural East Anglia - large enough to lose yourself in but not large enough to get lost in! The woodland has a path running around the perimeter that makes it accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Next to Charlotte's Wood are two luxury holiday lodges and a cosy log cabin sits on the woodland edge.  The cabin is used as a venue for meetings and training and as a meeting point and shelter during woodland activities. It can also be hired as a place to stay. There is a toilet in the cabin at the entrance to the woodland and a compost loo in the woodland that is used during sessions. At the woodland Charlotte facilitates various activities and events for adults and children throughout the year. The overarching aims of these are to provide meaningful nature connection experiences for all in order to promote physical and emotional wellbeing, to bring people together and promote social interactions and to generate a lifelong love of being outside in the natural world. These experiences include: * Forest School Leader training, taster days and CPD sessions for Forest School Leaders and assistants. * Wellbeing Days and PD Days for school staff and other organisations. * Seasonal Forest Bathing sessions celebrating the Celtic Festivals of Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain. * 'Learn to Nordic Walk' courses and regular Health and Fitness Walks. * 'Wild Wood Holiday Club' for children aged 4-11 years. * 'Little Woodies' - Weekly Parent and Toddler Forest School sessions. * Seasonal Events for parents and toddlers such as the Halloween Spooktacular, Easter Eggstravaganza, Elf and Fairy Party, Teddy Bears' Picnic and Christmas Little Woodies. For more information go to: https://www.charlotteswood.co.uk/
Pricing information
Ticket nameSingle child
InformationA full price ticket for one child to attend club for a 2 day block (£30 per day)
Ticket nameSiblings
InformationSelect a 'Siblings' ticket for each child if you have one or more children (£25 per child per day).
Ticket nameFunded - single child
InformationPlease select this ticket if you want to access a part funded place for your child.
Ticket nameFunded - sibling
InformationSelect this ticket for each child if you want to access part funded places for two or more children.
Ticket nameEarly drop off - 2 days
InformationEarly drop off is from 9am and costs £5 per child per day.
Where we'll be
Sundial Cottage, London City Road, Wilby, Suffolk, IP21 5LT
Enhanced DBS
Basic DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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Cancellation Policy
No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.

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.