Wild Birthdays

A tailored Forest School birthday party

Mentored by

Elena Harris

Chosen age group:

For ages: 0 - 17 years or adults years

Available tickets:
Deposit 50% £125Final Fee, remaining 50% £125
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
A summary
A bespoke birthday party created specifically for your child. If you have a woodland or outdoor space, even a garden, we can create a Forest School Birthday party to remember! I also have access to various other woodland sites, so if you don't have your own space, it may be possible to work something out. Activities may include but are not limited to: Whittling, coppicing, fire making, campfire cookery, foraging, wild crafts, games, den building, tracking, storytelling, navigation, bird & tree & plant identification, bird language, singing. My philosophy is based on a strong conviction that the natural world is to be respected, understood, and cared for; and the desire to nurture children's innate sense of wonder at the natural world. I work alone, so the maximum group size depends on how many adults you can provide to have eyes on the children. As a general rule, I work on a ratio or 1:8. My recommendation would be to not exceed a group of more than 20 children. I provide all of my own kit and materials and am fully insured and DBS checked. Costs are negotiated depending on the size of the group, ages, activities, timings, facilities, and locations. A rough guide is £150 for a 2 hour party for 10 children. 50% deposit must be payed immediately upon booking to secure your date, the remaining 50% must be paid 48 hours before the party date. Please get in touch and I will create a bespoke ticket for you to book.
About your mentor
Elena Harris
You were wild once, don't let them tame you!
Elena feels most at home barefoot, under a canopy of trees and stars, bathed in the view of a communal fire. She has always had a deep love for wild places and is passionate about enabling children to pursue their natural curiosity and wonder of the natural world. Elena has 2 children whom she home-educated in their early years. This experience inspired her to immerse herself in the arts of the old ways and primitive skills, so she could pass these skills onto her children. Singing is also a huge part of Elena's life and work. She uses song to bring people together in community in nature in all her courses. An experienced nature connection facilitator, Elena is trained as a level 3 Forest School Leader, as well as having completed numerous professional trainings with Wildwise, including 'Call of the Wild' Foundation in Outdoor Leadership. Elena co-founded Wildlings, an outdoor provision for electively home educated children and is currently working on a new project, 'Earthlings With Elena', as well as performing regular facilitation roles on behalf of Wildwise. During term time, Elena leads weekly Forest School sessions at 2 Oxfordshire primary schools, as well as running Sprouts and Feral Voices Choir at in the woods at Ambroise Farm. Relevant Qualifications & Experience: 2017 - Wild Wise - Call of the Wild; a year long Nature Connection Facilitation course in Dartmoor National Park. 2018 - Forest School Leader Level 3 2018 -Ray Mears Bushcraft 2019 + 2021 - Wild Wise - Tending the Green Fire; a year long extension outdoor facilitation course. 2020 - Visit to Namibia to live and learn with the San Bush People in the Kalahari Desert. Specific training with WildWise: Art of Storytelling John Muir trek Wild Time for Girls Outdoor First Aid Challenging Behaviour in the Outdoors Transitions and Thresholds Play structures in the Outdoors Online courses: 2020 - Consent-Based Education with Sophie Christophy 2020 -Child Communication Workshop with Rosamund Frost
Pricing information
Ticket nameDeposit 50%
InformationTo be paid immediately to hold the booking
Ticket nameFinal Fee, remaining 50%
InformationPlease pay this 48 hours before the date of the party
Enhanced DBS
Basic 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.

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.