We will be gathering in the beautiful woods at Neigh, set in the heart of the Chilterns with spectacular views of the surrounding area. We invite you to come and learn and play with us. We will be offering a blend of bush craft, nature awareness and free play! Fire making, whittling, den building, tracking, storytelling, navigation, bird & tree & plant identification, cooking over a fire, bird language, wild crafts, foraging, singing, games, and nature connection activities. This is an event aimed at electively home educated children between ages 5-12 and accompanied by an adult. If you wish your child to attend unaccompanied, I will consider this on a case by case basis, please PM me to discuss. Under 5's are welcome as an addition to a full price child's ticket. Please note the activities will be aimed for older children, although the younger ones will always be invited to join in or just enjoy the woods. All activities are invitational and never obligatory. We encourage self advo...
About your Mentor
About your Mentor
Elena was the co-founder of Wildlings; an outdoor based home education setting in the Chilterns. She participated in WildWise’s outdoor leadership programme Call of the Wild 2017, and since then continued to train and volunteer with WildWise until being given an instructor position in 2020. She is a qualified level 3 Forest School leader and has also trained in bushcraft with Ray Mears’ company Woodlore. She home educated her 2 children focusing on nature connection, consent-based education and NVC resolution. She is passionate about reconnecting people with the land, indigenous knowledge and nature-based practices and crafts.
About Neigh and site information
Neigh is part of Watlington Hill Farm Sanctuary, founded and run by Lindsay Howard-Dean who lives and works on site with her family and her son whom she home educates. It is a working farm, caring for and working with rescued horses and other farm animals to live out their fullest and most natural lives. Neigh stands for "Nature Enabling Interdependence Growth and Happiness". They guide partnerships with horses and people to create interdependence and confidence for both human and horse. They welcome everyone's participation and specialise in working with people with additional needs. They are passionate about helping both humans and animals to achieve autonomy in their lives. When visiting Neigh, please remember this is a working farm with live animals. Please do not touch or feed the animals unless explicit permission is given by Lindsay. Earthlings with Elena is a session held in the woods at Neigh and is not intended to include any sessions with the animals. If you are intereste...
What you’ll need
Please dress appropriately for mud and cold weather. It is always colder and windier up on the hill than in other places, so be prepared. Layers are best! Please bring your own packed lunch and mugs - I will provide hot water, tea, coffee and hot chocolate! We may offer some communal cooking sessions, ie stick bread, soup: so please inform Elena of any dietary requirements before the session. If you would like to bring your own whittling knives, please do so, but inform Elena when booking or at the beginning of the session.
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