Amazing ancient woodlands for families

Funding from DEFRA and Kent AONB

Mentored by

Out to the Woods CIC

Connect with nature

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Location address: Bicknor, ME17
Chosen age group:

Ages: children 5 - 18 · adults 18+ years

Available tickets:
Under 5 FreeAdult FreeChild Free
Next date: None - Register your interest
What we'll do
You will attend a 2 - 2.5 hour(additional half hour for settling in) session where you will engage in a range of activities to help you learn about ancient woodlands and their value in supporting biodiversity and mitigating climate change. There will be a tour of the site, safety briefing and then you will listen to a short introduction to ancient woodlands. However, we will not be sat down for long as there will be a range of activities to help you identify key features in an ancient woodland and learn more about the value of ancient woodlands. There will be an opportunity to explore and enjoy the forest area too.
About your mentor
Out to the Woods CIC
Connect with nature
I am a qualified primary school teacher (20 years+) and qualified as a Level 3 Forest School leader in 2021. I am a firm believer in the Forest School ethos: "Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland or natural environment with trees.” Forest School is a specialised approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland learning."
Booking is limited to 1 session per person. Sessions will not take place in extreme weather conditions: high winds, torrential rain, extreme heat or cold. Clothing- Children MUST wear long trousers/sleeves- no shorts Bring sunhat, wear insect repellent and sun cream. Food- Please provide your child(ren) with a snack /packed lunch and plenty of water The offer allows you to book onto 1 session only
Learning aims
Aim 1
To learn about ancient woodlands
Aim 3
To learn about the value of ancient woodlands in mitigating climate change
Aim 5
To learn the countryside code
Aim 2
To learn about the value of ancient woodlands in supporting biodiversity
Aim 4
To enjoy time in nature
Aim 6
To learn about further services offered by Out to the Woods CIC
For families
Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult for the session. If you are bringing siblings under 5 then we recommend that 2 adults attend as some activities involve walking away from base camp and are unsuitable for little ones.
Pricing information
Ticket nameUnder 5
InformationUnder 5 siblings welcome but 2 adults recommended to look after under 5s during some activities.
Ticket nameAdult
InformationBooking is for 1 session only
Ticket nameChild
InformationPlease note this activity is suitable for children from 7 years old. Booking is for 1 session only
Where we'll be
near Bicknor Lane, Bicknor, Kent, ME17
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Risk Assessment
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Safeguarding Training
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
Free bookings do not require refunds but as places are limited, please cancel if you cannot attend so that your place can be offered to someone else.

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.