Winter Solstice Woodland Celebration

Celebrate mid-winter with us in the woods

Mentored by

Project Rewild

Location address: Saint Leonards-on-sea, TN38 9PB
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Ages: children 3 - 18 · adults 18+ years

Available tickets:
1 Free space Free
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A summary
Mid-Winter Solstice celebration for all the family Project Rewild want to help us all reconnect with the natural world and with the changing seasons We offer seasonal celebrations throughout the year, marking the key points in natures calendar Winter Solstice is the shortest day and the longest night. An opportunity to come out of hibernation, be loving, generous and sociable. Celebrate each other and being alive. The old year has died and the way is now prepared for the rebirth of activity. During this family celebration we will celebrate the darkness around a hot fire. Sing songs, tell stories, share food, drink and give thanks to the land and to one another. Learn about how and why our ancestors celebrated this special time of the year. light candles, take part in simple ceremonies to give gratitude to the land and to one another. Celebrate the darkness and prepare for the longer days to come. 3pm - 5pm - family activities, stories and songs. 5pm - 6pm - Fire side time to socialise and share together. Hot drinks will be available. Please feel free to bring food to share if you feel drawn to do so. IT WILL BE DARK SO BRING TORCHES. FREE but donations welcome to help cover the expenses Please book here as spaces are limited. If you are unable to attend, please let us know ASAP so other people can fill the space You are welcome to share a song or a story as well.
About your mentor
Project Rewild
Rewilding children, families & communities
Project Rewild is a non profit Community Interest Company (CIC) which aims to re connect and rewild children, families, adults and communities. The project is made up of a range of passionate and skilled staff and volunteers who are commented to the aims and objectives of Project Rewild. Led by Luke Funnell. He has worked as an outdoor instructor and facilitator for many years leading transformative woodland projects for children, teenagers and adults. He is qualified as a forest school leader, advanced level bush craft and survival instructor, health and social worker and teacher. Luke has spent the last 6 years training in deep ecology, nature connection and nature philosophy based on native teaching from around the world. . Luke has over 22 years of experience working with children and teenagers as a youth worker, teacher, playworker, behaviour adviser and residential social worker. “I have been working with at risk and vulnerable young people in society for most of my career; without doubt the most important and profound changes I have witnessed in these individuals is when I work with them in nature. I passionately believe in the therapeutic and transformative effects of working with people in this way. I enjoy engaging and inspiring people to be outdoors more and I feel it is my purpose to help reconnect people with nature.” “As a dad it saddens me to think of my children growing up in a world where they will not play outside with friends without adult supervision. They won’t spend hours exploring wild spaces. I know the world has changed a lot since I was a child but I passionately believe that children need to grow up around nature, they need to play outside, and they need to have the space to roam freely with other children. I have set up Project Rewild in an attempt to re-introduce children to playing outside in nature, to show a new generation that it really is amazing out there! To do this I want to offer accessible opportunities for children and families to spend time outside in nature”. “Project Rewild is not another Forest School group, I don’t want nature to be experienced as another club or school subject. Time in nature and free play is absolutely essential to our children’s development, and to our ongoing health and happiness. I want to inspire children, to engage them, and entrust them to play in, and enjoy nature. I want to see children playing in woodlands and outdoor spaces again, to get muddy and learn about nature by touching, smelling and tasting it. I want to rewild our children (and everyone else!)
Pricing information
Ticket name1 Free space
Information1 Free ticket to join our family woodland day
Where we'll be
Church in the Wood, Hollington, Church in the Wood Lane, Saint Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, TN38 9PB
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