Woodland Magic at Lymley Woods

An outdoor parent and child group

Your mentors


Lymley Wood

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Location address: Mayfield, TN20 6NP
Chosen age group:

Ages: 0 - 7 years

Available tickets:
Standard £5/hrConcession £2.50/hr
Next date: None - Register your interest
What we'll do
A Waldorf/Steiner inspired outdoor parent and child group for 0-7 years. Please join me for a morning out in nature in the beautiful ancient woodland at Lymley Woods. We have a flexible start of 10-10.15am to arrive, settle, and chat; while children reunite with their friends and have some free time to play at the tree house and explore our base. At 10am, we enter into the woods and find our sit spot. This is a well-being practice and time for reflection; listening, feeling, and observing the beauty of nature and the seasonal changes on a weekly basis. After a call back to our base, we then welcome the day and each other with a morning verse. This is followed by a seasonal circle time together, rejoicing nature through singing, movement, verse and hand gestures or games. We include some of the children’s much loved nursery rhymes. We then head into the woods to explore not only the natural beauty of the woods and nature but also and our bodies through movement and balance on the adventure ropes bridges, swings, tyres and cargo nets. We then come together and sit to say blessings and have a rest and a snack. I provide a warm herbal or fruit tea. In the winter months, we light a fire using a flint and steel and the child partake building and lighting the fire and sometimes have some special snacks cooked on the fire. While the children are having their snack, they get to see who are in the pockets of my cherished puppet apron and participate in little well-known verses or games. The children have the opportunity to play or we may embark on a little nature activity or craft. We end with a seasonal story or puppet show in the reflection area. We will finish with our goodbye song. NB: * Please dress warmly and in complete waterproofs if wet. * Please bring snacks and water you and your child. * All siblings are welcome - free under 1. * Extra siblings are discounted, please select concession for your second child. * Please read my Covid health and safety policy and important information for parents before arriving.
About your mentors
Lorna Hendley
A teacher & mum who knows how to have fun!
I originally worked as a learning support assistant in mainstream school and found myself drawn to younger children. I fell in love with the Waldorf kindergarten from the moment I walked through the Steiner Kindergarten door. I completed my Waldorf early years teacher training alongside working as an assistant at Michael Hall Steiner school. I became a teacher and started a kindergarten with a new group of children and families. I was fortunate to have several happy years there before starting my own family. I am now a busy home maker and mother to three young children. However 2.5 years ago I started Kindergarten Magic, my indoor Steiner inspired parent and child and kindergarten for home educated families and children of pre school age. Alongside this, I started up a Steiner inspired outdoor parent and child group to embrace my Forest school leader qualification. Waldorf/Steiner education ties in beautifully with our natural environment. It is my aim to reconnect families with nature, to help foster a nature connection whilst having fun and creating magic and wonder for both the child and the parent.
Lymley Wood
Nature based activities & outdoor adventures!
Lymley Wood CIC provides facilitated day and residential activity experiences and sessions for children, young people, families and community groups. We are passionate about outdoor learning and promote 'Nature Connectedness' in everything we do!
Important information for the day
Before attending, please read information about parking and the Covid risk assessment. * Flexible arrival time between 9:30 and 10:00am. Please arrive by 10am. * On the day, please dress you and your child warmly and have good footwear. * It would be helpful to have a change of clothes in the car just in case your child gets wet or muddy. * Please bring a drink and snacks for you and your child. I provide a herbal and fruit tea. * There are camping toilets on site but please place toilet paper in the bin and not in the toilet. * You are welcome to take photographs of your own children. Please try not to get photos of other children without asking the parents permission. * On arrival please can you complete a photo consent form if you do not mind me or my designated person to take photos of the day. They will only be displayed on my Eequ listing. If you would rather not have photos taken of you or your child please indicate this to me on the day. I will look forward to meeting you in the woods!
Learning aims
Aim 1
To foster imagination and creativity.
Aim 3
To have fun and create moments of magic and wonder!
Aim 5
To foster rich learning experiences.
Aim 7
To learn new seasonal songs and rhymes.
Aim 9
To participates in group activities and seasonal craft.
Aim 11
The focus is child-led learning, developing all the senses.
Aim 2
To develop appreciation of the seasons.
Aim 4
To engage in creative play and make friends.
Aim 6
To promote healthy living by connecting children to nature.
Aim 8
To help foster a nature connection for all.
Aim 10
To reconnect families with nature.
Directions, Parking and Covid risk assessment
Directions to Lymley Wood: From Mayfield turn right/ from Five Ashes turn left onto Horleigh Green Road for 1 mile. Look out for an arrow steep road on the right on a left-hand bend, and a farmhouse on the corner. This is Argos Hill Road. From Crowborough/ Rotherfield go through Rotherfield village passing the Kings Arms pub on the left. Take the fourth left down the hill onto Five Ashes Road. After 1 mile, look out for Argos Hill left on the bend however you cannot turn here left here as it is too sharp. Taking care, turn around in the next left... Fir Toll Road and then Argos Hill Road will be on your right. It has an 'access only' sign at the top. Watch out for tractors as it is a narrow road. 300 yards down Argos Hill Road, passing a big barn and farmyard on the right then there is a little parking spot on the left opposite Brook Farm House. This is Lymley Wood car park. From Mark Cross, you can turn onto Argos Hill Road, from Argos Hill Lane however it is rather bumpy in places and narrow. You drive all the way down the hill and the car park is on the right opposite Broom Farm House. Parking: Please park in the car park and not on the lane anywhere. The car park has one entry/exit and we all have to park close together to fit in, please don’t leave space for other cars to get out, we have to block each other in. Therefore if you have to leave early or promptly after the session, please be one of the last to arrive. COVID 19 Risk Assessment for Woodland Magic:   Benefits of being outside in the woods • Connecting with nature is paramount for any human; especially beneficial for a child’s cognitive, emotional and physical well-being. • There is endless magic, wonder and reverence that is created from being outside in nature. • Social wellbeing and creativity from playing with other children.   Potential risk: Contracting the virus from attending the group. Passing the virus onto other members in the group.   Measures in place by the Forest School Practitioner (FSP): * Parents will be asked to read this risk assessment before attending the session. * The parents are informed not to attend the group session if they or their child are displaying any symptoms of Covid. * Parents are told not to attend the group if they have been into contact with anyone with the virus and must notify the FSP. * Parents will bring their own snacks and water bottles for themselves and their children. * The FSP will carry water wipes and antibacterial hand gel, parents will take responsibility to clean their child’s hands before snack. * During ring time, parents hold their own child’s hands or if more comfortable an ‘invisible’ hand if standing next to another member of a different household. * Craft items made will be taken home. * Parents are asked to respect social distancing with other households. Response to any infection 1. To engage with the NHS Test and Trace process. 2. To manage confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst the out-of-school settings community. 3. To contain any outbreak by following local health protection team advice. Date reviewed 10/05/21
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
InformationI offer a sibling discount, please select the concession option. Siblings under 18 months are free. You can choose to book a single session or monthly block (which I prefer, if possible) Please scroll through the booking box to choose your preferred dates.
Ticket nameConcession
Where we'll be
Argos Hill Road , Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6NP
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Cancellation Policy
I am not able to offer refunds in general but may be able to if there is good notice.Please do not attend if you have COVID symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID. If there is an extended absence from COVID I will arrange for you to transfer your booking to a future date. If you cannot attend please cancel your booking via your Eequ dashboard.

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.