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Woodland Holiday Programme 9-11 Aug

A 3 Day holiday programme immersing in nature

Mentored by

Cultivating Curiosity

Daniel and Vicky

Location address: East Grinstead, RH19 4JL
Chosen age group:

For ages: 7 - 11 years

Available tickets:
3 Day Holiday Programme £100
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
So much more than just child entertainment in the holidays. Let Cultivating Curiosity provide a fun-filled three days of wild time where your children get to explore, play and create in diverse, rich, and natural environments. Your children will be supported and encouraged to follow their own interests and passions and we adapt our plans to meet them where they are at. Come and join us for woodland crafting, games and adventures! These programmes are for 7-11ish year olds. ​ Cost: £100/child for all three days. 10am-4pm daily. Develop existing skills and learn new ones and have fun. Activities on offer will likely include: ​Wild cooking, Shelter building, Fire lighting, Story telling, Wood craft, Tracking, Woodland Games, Survival skills and much fun!
About your mentor
Cultivating Curiosity
Daniel and Vicky
This three day experience will be held and facilitated by our lovely staff: Ellie and Owen. These two mentors have a wonderful warm way of welcoming the children and helping them feel at home in the woods as well as being especially experienced in bushcraft, fire lighting and tending, foraging and cooking and general woodland crafts. More about Ellie: Growing up in Forest Row, Ellie loved nothing more than being outside - preferably up a tree! Whilst at Michael Hall, as a teenager a Trackways camp sparked a fire in her. This led to a 2 year nature immersion programme at Sacred Earth - a rich period of learning and being, where deep and strongly-woven connections to peers, mentors and a love for the natural world formed and took root. ​ After University and some wandering time as a writer and rock climber, those roots drew Ellie back home. Through working with Vicky, Anna and Ross, she re-found that thread and is now firmly on the path of bringing nature connection to others. She is currently Sheffield-based, doing a Masters in nature-connected Education, focussing on the emotional and mental wellbeing that mentoring in nature can offer. She is also completing her Forest School Leader Training, and works on the Sacred Earth teen programme as well as various 8 Shields group in the North. ​ Ellie is inspired by the colleagues, friends and mentors in the Cultivating Curiosity community, by the work of 8 Shields, and by new and indigenous ways to educate and bring people back into healthy relationship and connection with the Earth. In the woods with children and teens, Ellie is most excited about fire-making and exploring the plant-world through foraging and crafting.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Crafting skills
Aim 3
Wild Food and Campfire Cooking
Aim 2
Aim 4
Feeling a sense of belonging in nature
Pricing information
Ticket name3 Day Holiday Programme
InformationThis cost is for a three day holiday programme from 10am-4pm daily.
Where we'll be
Plawhatch Lane, East Grinstead, East Sussex, RH19 4JL
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

Cancellation Policy
I am not able to offer refunds in general but may be able to if there is good notice.The children will take part in creative and practical activities within a woodland environment. Cultivating Curiosity holiday programme will run from 9.45 for a 10am start until 16.00 daily at: Old Plawhatch Farm, Plawhatch Lane, Sharpthorne, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4JL Your child will need to bring: • a packed lunch, a drink and a healthy snack • appropriate clothing for the weather/season o layers to be warm in the shaded woods, suncream, sun hat o suitable footwear – wellys or walking boots if it has been wet The day(s) will be cancelled at the latest by 9am on the morning of the programme in extreme weather conditions in which case there will be a full refund. We also reserve the right to cancel a programme if insufficient places have been booked and confirmed. Course participants must expect to be involved in adventurous and sometimes strenuous activities. No previous training or experience is required but you must be of good general health. A medical declaration form must be completed and returned to us on confirmation of your booking. If you are under 16 years of age, your parent/guardian must sign the form. We can take no responsibility in the event of any ailment or aggravation of ailment suffered either during or after the camp that arises from an undeclared injury or illness. Cultivating Curiosity states that woodlands & other habitats are potentially dangerous environments and may be hazardous. Whilst we alert participants to these possible dangers it is impossible to cover all such hazards & dangers. The following require the most specific attention: Risk of falling deadwood; trip hazards such as logs, roots, brambles, burrows; poisonous plants; eye level hazards such as twigs, branches, etc. Parents of children attending agree they are fully aware that there may be risks involved during a Cultivating Curiosity programme even where best practices for managing risk are followed. We will meet in the car park of Plawhatch Farm at 09.45 with pick up at 16.00 each day. If for any reason you are late for drop off or pick up please call: +447958 357 133 Forest School practitioners teach basic woodland skills, the correct use of tools where relevant to an activity and an appreciation of the natural world. All lead staff are certified First Aiders with experience in facilitating fun learning outdoors. All lead staff are CRB/DBS checked (any support staff that may not have a current DBS check are not left alone with any children and are always in sight of a lead staff member) All staff have had at least 2 reference checks.

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.