Tuesday 7th August 2018 10.30am to 1.00pm Children First Timers £11 Wilderness Club Members £9.90 Parents Free Children 8+
Enjoy a morning of building a robust weather proof den and test it out. Then you will get the chance to learn to safely light a fire. Spend time round the fire in our Woodland Hall and toast a marshmallow or two. Tutor: Sean Reeves
Join us for a year round journey of wilderness exploration. Children and parents will learn woodland survival skills, with crafts, cooking, stories and fire lighting.
Once you have attended your first workshop in 2018 you are automatically a Wilderness Club member. You will be given a discount code in the confirmation of your first booking that entitles you to 10% discount on all future workshops purchased online.
10% Discount on Wilderness Club Workshops
10% Discount to the "Folk and Food in the Forest" Family Event using the same code.
Your Wilderness Club Badge
Tokens to collect for every workshop you attend.
Nature Activities Book
Overnight in the Wilderness
22nd to 23rd August 2018 10.30am to 10.30 the next morning Children First Timers £50.00 Wilderness Club Members £45.00 Parents £50 Children 8+
A real back to nature experience for child and parent. This exciting experience will give you a full day and night in the woods, learning to build shelters, fire-lighting, outdoor cooking and woodland crafts. All food is provided. Tutor: Jonathon Huet
Fire Lighting and Shelters
Wenesday 15th August 2018 10.30am to 1.00pm Children First Timers £11 Wilderness Club Members £9.90 Parents Free Children 8+ Learn the basic bushcraft skills of making a fire and building a shelter. Safely try it out for yourself and spend time round the fire in our Woodland Hall and toast a marshmallow or two. Tutor: Sean Reeves
Halloween Tales and Wild Snacks
Tuesday 23rd October 2018 10.30am to 3.30pm Children First Timers £20 Wilderness Club Members £18 Parents Free Children 8+ Join us around the open fire and enjoy woodland tales and seasonal wild snacks. Brew up herb teas and learn tree folklore. Make a wand to capture the magic of the year. Tutor: Jonathon Huet
24th October 2018 10am to 11.30am or 1pm to 2.30pm Children First Timers £7 Wilderness Club Members £6.30 Parents Free Children 6+
Get grubby with the grubs. Mini beasts abound on the ground and in the leaf litter. Let’s find some bugs and create safe shelters for them in our gardens at home. Make a bug house to take away. Tutor: Louise Arthur
Halloween Leaf Lanterns
Thursday 25th October 2018 10am to 12.00 noon or 2pm to 4pm Children First Timers £11 Wilderness Club Members £9.90 Parents Free Children 6+
Find some colourful autumn leaves and layer them through tissue to create your willow lantern. Materials provided. All lanterns come with a safety LED light. Tutor: Louise Arthur
Extra Information and Joining Instructions
Ages Check each workshop for minimum ages.
Ratios Children must be accompanied by an adult Ratio of adults to children 1:2 maximum
Wilderness Club Membership Book one workshop and get 10% discount of any future children's workshop this summer.
Clothing Please wear appropriate clothing for all weather conditions. Closed foot wear and covered legs and arms will be required for both parents/carers and children. We recommend a change of clothing. Food Please always bring lunch and snacks. As the cafe is not available on Mondays parents are welcome to bring a packed lunch and flask to consume after the class.
Leave No Trace Remember we leave no trace in the woods so bring as little packaging in your snacks as possible. Also please bring a bag to take all of your rubbish away. Our Grounds are Always Open to the Public On arrival please come to the main reception to register. Bush Craft courses take place in a dedicated place in the woodland.
Dogs Dogs may not be brought along to courses unless there is a Guide Dog, Hearing Dog or similar.
Access Please let us know if you have any special requirements. We will do our very best to make courses accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
Age Limits If your child is within a year of the age limits then please book them on and let us know.
Adult to Child Ratio A parent/carer must attend with each child. One adult per two children.
Younger Siblings Younger siblings will not be able to attend.
Cancellation and Refunds Policy
More Than 3 Weeks Notice If you cancel a booking with more than 3 weeks notice before the start of your course we will refund your fees. An administration charge of 25% minimum £5, maximum £30 will be deducted from any refund.
Less Than 3 Weeks Notice If you cancel your booking within 3 weeks of the start of your course we will not normally give refunds. If there are exceptional circumstances we may be able to offer a refund and the above administration fee will apply.
Requesting a Refund Please contact us by phone on 01730 823166.
Transfers We do not transfer bookings to other people but can transfer to other courses if places allow and the above administration fee will apply.
Course Cancellations In the very unlikely event that we have to cancel a course or event, or have to cancel your booking for any other reason, we will refund your fees in full.
Address The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Hampshire GU32 1HR