Easter Woodland Holiday Club

Fun outdoor adventure.

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Location address: Portsmouth, PO3 5LD
Chosen age group:

For ages: 6 - 11 years years

Available tickets:
Child £35 per session
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
What we'll do
Come and have fun outdoors at Hilsea Lines. Get involved in some outdoor activities and explore the surrounding area. Learn how to use different tools safely such as a saw or knife; Enjoy making things using natural materials; Make a den or shelter; learn how to light a fire and help make the campfire to cook snacks on; or simply chillax in a hammock. All resources are provided so you can just come along and have a fun day. What to wear: We recommend long trousers and long-sleeved t-shirts to protect from ticks; please wear waterproofs if raining. What to bring: A water bottle and a packed lunch. Hot and cold drinks and snacks are provided. Shelters will be put up in the event of rain.
About your mentors
Forest School Leader and Founder.
My passion to become a Forest School Leader was ignited through my work in horticulture with young adults with learning disabilities. Once introduced to the concept I was immediately smitten with the ethos that put the individual firmly at the centre of the process. What impressed me was how the process focused on the individual, looking at their needs and desires but also their innate motivation to learn and develop given the right opportunities, environment and encouragement. I was really impressed by how the process allowed learners the freedom to choose their own path. Supported them to grow and develop for themselves facilitating the time and space to explore; all the while enjoying themselves and having fun in the outdoors. I have a 20 year history working in social care with a variety of client groups with additional needs. I currently work part time as a Deputy Director at Chichester Forest School delivering Forest School to children and young people of all ages. I have been qualified since 2018 and have run groups at Hilsea Lines since then. In 2021 I co-founded Portsmouth Forest School with my partner Alison. Children these days don’t spend as much time outdoors with the freedom to roam that I had as a child. Through my Forest School sessions I want to rectify this and encourage children to get outdoors and experience the joys of the natural world around them. I want to improve their health, promote their happiness and help them learn new skills. I want to see them gain in confidence, become independent, enjoy a sense of achievement and gain the ability to become more resilient. However, Forest School and being in the outdoors doesn’t just benefit children, it benefits everybody. My mission with Portsmouth Forest School CIC is to get people of all ages outside enjoying the natural world and observing the flora and fauna on their doorstep. I have decided to become a social enterprise, hopefully a charity because I want everybody to enjoy the benefits that nature can offer. All profits from the business will be re-invested in services to ensure those who are most disadvantaged get access to the benefits that nature has to offer. Now that I’ve started my Forest School CIC, I’m looking to recruit adults, children and their families who share these goals and want to learn, grow and develop with me, whilst enjoying the great outdoors.
Forest School Assistant and Founder
I was introduced to Forest School by my partner, Sharon, when she started working in this field. Initially I would help her set up for her sessions. My role gradually grew as I started to help out at the sessions as well as working behind the scenes doing the admin. The more I got involved the more I saw first hand how so many people benefited from the sessions. In 2021 Sharon and I started Portsmouth Forest School CIC and our aim is to help people of all ages access and enjoy the benefits of being outdoors. I am now hooked and keen to learn more so have just started my Forest School training so I can help Sharon deliver more programmes in the future.
Learning aims
Aim 1
Learn how to make different things out of natural materials.
Aim 2
Learn more about nature.
Aim 3
Learn how to light a fire.
Pricing information
Ticket nameChild
Where we'll be
Hilsea lines, Top of Peronne Rd, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO3 5LD
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

Please note

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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.Block bookings - No refunds are given if you're unable to make a session within the block. Exception to this is only in the event of the session being cancelled by the mentor due to bad weather or illness. In this case the option will be given to transfer to another date or receive a full refund for that session. Single/Taster sessions/Woodland Play Days - No refunds given if cancelled within 48hours of the session date. Sessions cannot be rescheduled if within 48 hours of session date. Exception to this is only in the event of the session being cancelled by the mentor due to bad weather or illness. In this case the option will be given to transfer to another date or receive a full refund. Birthday Parties - See separate Terms and Conditions when booking a party.

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.