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Family Christmas Special

Parent and Child Themed Woodland Event

Mentored by

Charlotte Atkinson

Connecting People with Nature

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Location address: Eye, IP21 5LT
Chosen age group:

For ages: 2 - 11 years

Available tickets:
Child ticket £10 per sessionAdult ticket £5 per session
Next date: Saturday 9th Dec,
A summary
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas is round the corner at Charlotte’s Wood so why not join us to celebrate the season with this special family woodland session? We will start with a Christmas themed scavenger hunt around the woodland. There will then be the opportunity for children to play and enjoy some Christmas crafts. Finally we will gather around the campfire for some warming refreshments and seasonal songs. Who knows, we might even get a surprise visit from Father Christmas bearing a gift for each of the children! The Family Christmas Special is suitable for children aged 2-11 years to attend along with a parent or carer. The cost is £10 per child (which includes a Christmas gift) and £5 per adult.
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 for the session
* The session will take 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 session will start at 1.30pm. I will meet you at the entrance to the woods. * If you are unable to attend the session, please cancel using Eequ. Although I cannot provide a refund, I appreciate the notice so that I do not wait for you and hold up the session. Likewise, 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! * On the day, please ensure that both you and your child are appropriately clothed for the session which will take place entirely outdoors (regardless of the weather!) * I will provide a drink and snack for you and your child. * You are welcome to take photographs of your own children. Please try not to get photos of other children without asking the parents' permission. * If you haven't attended a session before, I will ask you on arrival to sign to give me consent to take photos of you and/or your child. These may be used for marketing and publicity purposes (e.g. on flyers, Facebook, my website and Eequ listing). If you would rather not have photos taken of you or your child please indicate this to me on the day. I will look forward to meeting you in the woods!
Learning aims
Aim 1
To develop understanding and appreciation of seasons and customs.
Aim 3
To develop confidence, independence, resilience and creativity.
Aim 5
To engage in creative play and make friends.
Aim 2
To promote nature connection.
Aim 4
To have fun and share magical moments together.
About 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:
Pricing information
Ticket nameChild ticket
InformationPlease select one ticket for each child aged 2-11 years.
Ticket nameAdult ticket
InformationPlease select this ticket for each parent or carer.
Where we'll be
Sundial Cottage, London City Road, Eye, Suffolk, IP21 5LT
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