HAF Forest School & Outdoor Cooking

Fun, engaging, outdoor activities

Mentored by

Grassroot Communities

Change is coming from grassroots and up!

Organisation links
Location address: Bristol, BS13 0DG
Chosen age group:

For ages: 8 - 15 years and adults years

Available tickets:
Funded Adult Ticket FreeFunded child ticket Free
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
Funded by Bristol City Council
Universal holiday club
What we'll do
Learn to cook simple, nutritious tasty recipes and outdoor cooking methods. Children and families will have plenty time to indulge in the benefits of Outdoor Play and Forest School activities. The programme offers a range of adult led activities for children to choose from including, woodcraft, whittling, fire building, den construction, scavenger hunts, charcoal making, bug hotel creation, bird box crafting, and foraging. You can also use the equipment prepared for free play, including rope swings, digging tools, nature art, musical instruments, and various loose parts. Come and connect with nature, with new friends and enjoy being outdoors this Spring.
About your mentor
Grassroot Communities
Change is coming from grassroots and up!
Grassroot Communities is a community-based organisation that is creating sustainable change in everyday communities in Bristol through dedicated youth and community work. We are from, work in and with the communities we serve. Working to close the gap on opportunities for all young people.
Timetable Outline
11am-11.15am: Arrivals 11.15am-11.30am: Group Check in 11.30am- 12pm: Group activity (scavenger hunt, foraging firewood, sorting firewood, bug hunt, bug hotel making, dead hedge making, gardening, etc) 12pm- 1pm: Food prep, campfire, outdoor cooking, lunch (free play and exploration in and around this activity). 1.30pm- 2.30pm: Activities, there will 2 or 3 on offer for children to choose from (whittling, wood craft, nature art, wood splitting, conservation, Kelly Kettles, den building, adventure play equipment, etc), plus free time and exploration. 2.30pm - 2.45pm: End of session Circle Time 2.45pm -3pm: Pick up
Learning aims
Aim 1
To experience the benefit of being outdoors and nature based play.
Aim 2
To learn a skill like whittling, fire building, wood carving.
Aim 3
To know how to prepare and/or cook a healthy meal outdoors on a fire.
Need to know!
Clothing - Please dress according to the weather. Bring extra layers in a bag, including long sleeved tops and bottoms. Waterproofs if it is raining. No sandals/open toe shoes as these can be difficult for children to walk in on uneven terrain. If hot, ensure your child applies sun cream on before session, and pack some for the day and they wear a hat. What else will my child need to bring? We will have drinking water and food, but feel free to pack a water bottle and snacks. Any essential medication such as inhalers, please also pack. There are on site facilities: toilet on site, fresh drinking water, and a roundhouse to warm up on cold days. Meals: All meals will take in account dietary, cultural and religious requirements. Any questions call Jabez on 07376 590832 or email jabez.croney@grassrootcommunities.org
Pricing information
Ticket nameFunded Adult Ticket
Ticket nameFunded child ticket
Where we'll be
BS13 Climate Action Hub , Blagrove Crescent, Bristol, Bristol City, BS13 0DG
Enhanced DBS
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Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector

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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.

My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.