Halloween Family Fun Day in the Forest

Food, Halloween Fun, & Fire in the Forest

Mentored by

Victoria @ Silverwoods Forest School

Wild guide and friendly forager!

Organisation links
Location address: Guildford, GU5 9QG
Chosen age group:

Ages: children 1 - 17 · adults 18+ years

Available tickets:
child walking - 17yrs £19 per sessionAdult £10.95 per session
Next date: None - Register your interest
What we'll do
Venue: The Harry Edward’s Healing Sanctuary Burrows Lea Country House Hook Lane Shere GU5 9QQ Our venue is in a Private Country House estate and set amongst ancient woodland with spectacular views across the Surrey Hills. We have access to a toilet block with wash basins and an undercover area. Food: Come and join us for 2.5 hours of Halloween Family Fun in the Forest! I will be serving a Homemade Vegan Vegetable Soup with Crusty Bread, Hot Dogs and Rolls, Biscuits, Campfire S'mores, Tea & Coffee for the adults, Hot Chocolate for the children (please bring along with you your own Mugs, Cutlery, Plates & Bowls) Activities: If you wish, please come dressed up in your finest Halloween Costumes, Prizes for the best dressed. Halloween Treasure Hunt with prizes for all children (Spot the pumpkins around the woods and pick up your prize at the end) Conker Halloween inspired Arts & Crafts, Pumpkin Decorating (Please bring along your own pumpkins) Storytelling, Bug Hunting, Hammocks, Fairy Garden, Fairy walk and Wild Woodland Maze, Slacklining, Swing, Painting, Mud Kitchen & Water Play, Chalks and Parachutes. Oh and a Roaring Fire..! For any dietary requirements, please bring along with you your own food and drinks. Time: 11am - 13:30pm Halloween Family Fun Day in the Forest is for everyone, from Walking to Adults, All babies are welcome for free in slings or pushchairs. We have great access for pushchairs. HOW TO FIND US What3words App: stem.pram.task The Harry Edward’s Healing Sanctuary Burrows Lea Country House Hook Lane Shere GU5 9QQ Nearest Postcode, please use this postcode and ignore the postcode on google, for some reason the postcode takes you 20 minutes away to a place near Birtley Green. The postcode above will take you to Burrows Lea Farm, we are the first turning on the right-hand side after Burrows Lea Farm. The farm will only be on your right-hand side if you are traveling from the direction of Shere village. If you are traveling from Gomshall, Burrows Lea Country House will be on your left-hand side, the same side as Burrows Lea Farm, if you have reached the farm you need to turn around and Burrows Lea Country House will then be the first turning on your right-hand side after the farm. Where to Park: Please drive into Burrows Lea Country House , follow the drive up until you come to the visitor’s car park which is located on your right-hand side, please drive past this and head towards the Overflow Car Park & Memorial Garden, please drive down the hill and park up by the Silverwoods Forest School signed written Black Ford Focus. Any problems I will have my mobile phone with me so please call me on 07340 314956 (Victoria) ?? We also run Woodland Parties Here at the Harry Edward's Healing Sanctuary, For more information in regards to our party packages please send Victoria an email at silverwoodsforestschool@gmail.com ?? Please read our terms and conditions that are at the bottom of the page, and also on the booking form page for you to read through. Silverwoods Forest School Ltd holds Full Public Liability Insurance up to £5 million pounds. All of our sessions are always run by a qualified Forest School Practitioner Level 3 who are Outdoor and Paediatric First Aid Trained, DBS Checked, TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values (RQF) and have a Level 2 Award in Food Safety. They are also experienced in working with children in an outdoor environment. All Staff and co-leaders are DBS checked. So if you are interested then please secure your place today! See you all down in the woods soon! ? ??? Many Thanks Victoria Hofgartner (Director)
About your mentor
Victoria @ Silverwoods Forest School
Wild guide and friendly forager!
Hi, my name is Victoria, I am the Director of Silverwoods Forest School Limited. I am also a mother to a very happy, confident, content, and loving boy called Sterling. I am creative, strong willed and passionate, as I inspire children and adults that attend my forest school to be more in tune with nature. To create a world where people are more attached to one another and nature, and less attached to the material things in life. To escape the modern stresses of the wider world, and to be more mindful and present in the moment! Everyone needs a little nature and the great outdoors in their life, it feeds the soul! I am a qualified Forest School Practitioner Level 3, I trained with Archimedes (now known as forest school’s education) I have full public liability insurance up to 5 million pounds, I hold an Outdoor Forest School First Aid Certificate, up to date DBS Check on the update service, TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values (RQF) 2021, and a Level 2 Award in Food Safety. I have several years’ experience working as a Nanny with children from all ages. I have worked in local schools; set up and run forest school programmes for Pyrford Primary C of E School and Little Acorns Day Nursery in Cobham. I have my own private woodland site over in Shere in the Surrey Hills which I run Children’s Woodland Parties from. I have helped in the running of forest school sessions for four Forest schools across Surrey and London; I have experience working around children with special educational needs and disabilities. I am also very passionate about Wild Food and how we can sustainably forage for it in the wild. I am currently studying “Teach Foraging” with Di Hammill at the Wild Harvest School. So, watch this space as in 2023 I will be hosting my own wild food and forage workshops. I hold so much love and passion when it comes to working with children; it's great to see children in an outdoor learning environment being able to follow their own direction, working things out for themselves and having lots of fun in the process. My job is for your children to become more independent learners, whilst having a good understanding of the natural world around them. We believe that everybody should have access to a safe outdoor space to learn, play and have fun, by providing this we can increase self-esteem, confidence and enhance personal, social, and emotional development. We promote equality, offering a fun accessible approach to our work, with the knowledge and understanding that there can be a broad range of personal and social barriers to people taking part.   
Learning aim
Aim 1
To connect with nature, fire and each other!
Pricing information
Ticket namechild walking - 17yrs
Ticket nameAdult
Where we'll be
Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, Hook Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9QG
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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Cancellation Policy
No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.Terms and Conditions Ages All ages welcome! Silverwoods Forest School Ltd holds Full Public Liability Insurance; a qualified Forest School Practitioner Level 3 who is Outdoors and Paediatric First Aid Trained, DBS Checked, TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values (RQF), Level 2 Award in Food Safety Trained. They are also experienced in working with children in an outdoor environment. All Staff and co-leaders are DBS checked. Booking Silverwoods Forest School is open to all young people from all ethnic, cultural, religious and social groups. Places are limited and are all allocated on a booking service until maximum numbers have been reached. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. If sessions become fully booked, we will hold you on a waiting list or offer you a space on another session with availability. Birthday Parties Are for children aged 3 to 12 years of age. There will be a non-refundable deposit of £150 payable at the time of booking; this is to secure your Birthday Party. The full balance is to be paid no later than two weeks before your party is due to commence. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel your party due to high winds or a lightening storm, then we will re arrange for you to have your party on the nearest available date, if this does not work around you and your party guests, then we will offer you a refund minus the £150 non-refundable booking deposit. Refunds & cancellations Refunds will not be given on the very rare occasion that the weather is too dangerous for us to hold a safe Forest School session. So winds over 42mph, or Thunder & lightening storms. We will keep an eye on the weather forecasts and contact you via email or text message, by 5pm the day before. Also, keep an eye out on our Facebook page. If the weather begins to take a turn for the worst, in the middle of a session, we will follow our emergency evacuation procedure. We do not offer a refund on this occasion. If your child cannot attend due to illness refunds will not be offered. For whatever reason we have to cancel a session due to adult: child ratios, or Forest School leader sickness, then you will be put onto the next available session, at no extra cost. Refunds will not be offered if your child has become to cold due to the lack of clothing or layers he/she is wearing (always dress your child in more layers, as these can be taken off if they get to hot, rather be to hot than to cold) Refunds cannot be offered if you or your child become ill due to covid-19. In the event that there is another spike in Covid-19 cases locally, and we are advised to close down due to government guidelines, then your sessions will be gifted back to you when we reopen. If the dates that are offered to you do not fit around your family plans, then I'm afraid no refund will be offered on this occasion Refunds cannot be given due to non-attendance of sessions. Cancellations in writing 14 days after you originally booked with us, for a full refund, after this time you will not get anything back. Insurance Silverwoods Forest School has obtained full Public Liability Insurance up to 5 million pounds. Forest School sessions take place in the outdoors, which by its nature is never completely free from hazard. While all reasonable precautions are taken to minimize the risks, the client accepts that accidents and injury can occur without Silverwoods being at fault. Policies The policies of Silverwoods Forest School are the product of careful evaluation and are regularly reviewed and updated. Policy documents are available on request to parents. Clothing Please make sure that your child is dressed accordingly to the English weather, see our kit list for more information. Please label your entire child's clothing and personal items such as hats, gloves, jackets and water bottles. No sandals, crocs or flip-flops (health and Safety) Illness Please do not attend any sessions if you or your child has a temperature or if you are waiting for a Covid-19 test result to come back. If you show any symptoms of Covid-19 please stay at home and await the results of you PCR Test, we wish you a speedy recovery and we will see you when you are better. If your child has a fever or has suffered from vomiting or diarrhoea within 48 hours, please inform us that they will not be attending. We wish them a speedy recovery, and will see them at their next session. Medication/Medical information Please make sure you have completed the relevant medical consent forms, providing up to date medical information regarding your child. Food We will include a toasted marshmallow for your child to have in their 2 hour Forest School session. Please provide your child with water and pop their name on it. Hot chocolate, and milk are provided. Nuts We have a strict No Nuts policy Data Protection All information provided to us during booking will comply with the General Data Protection Act 2018. We are members of the Information Commissioner's Office - The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. Lost Property Please make sure your entire child's property is clearly labelled with their name, this makes it easier for us to return the item to parents. If your child has left anything behind please drop us an email and we will do our best to get it back to you. Mobile Phones Parents with mobiles are kindly asked to make sure they do not take photos of any other child whilst at forest school, it is ok to photograph your own child.

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.