This Summer, for two weeks only, we are offering a twist on our already awesome holiday club programme at TOG; 4 Days of bushcraft/survival and Forest School inspired fun!
Aimed at kids aged 12-16, each day will have a primary focus, helping to equip them with all the skills and experience required to transform an area of woodland into a comfortable camp from which to develop some key skills for those looking to scale back on the bustle of life, get away from the screen and go back to basics. Teamwork, tool-work, woodland craft, survival skills, resilience, determination, creativity are all going to be required to make their week count! Our experienced Forest School staff will be on hand throughout to ensure everyone is safe, happy and successful through all activities.
Please note, this is not taking place at our usual Forest School site at Escot due to the Beautiful Days Festival. It is on an alternative site nearby.
Because this woodland has no postal code, by far the easiest way of finding it is via the What Three Words location app (downloadable on all mobile devices) which will give you a precise location within 3 metres of the site;
what-three-words location: ///heavy.physical.beanbag (on Roman Road)
We are happy to accept payment via a number of different Childcare Voucher Schemes. If you would like to pay for your Holiday Club booking using Childcare Vouchers, please contact us to place the booking.
Week 1: 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th August
Week 2: 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th August
10am – 4pm at Reglands Woodlands
Day 1: Camp set up
When we arrive at the beginning of the week, the teams first priority is creature comforts! We’ll be working on making a shelter, a fire pit, seating and making the camp a home.
Day 2: Campfire Cooking (food provided)
The success of the previous day will allow the team to look after themselves properly, and what better way to settle into their camp than to embark on some awesome campfire cooking; get your skillets and dutch-ovens on the heat, and feast like royalty (of the woodland). This is hosted by Debbie Miller, our very own forest chef extraordinaire.
Day 3: Tool-working and woodland carving
The team will now fully feel at home, and today’s focus will be around mindfulness, creativity and tool work skills. Axe, knife and saw work to get the team introduced to spoon carving, and small basket weaving are among the options to explore.
Day 4: Woodland Craft and wind-down
After a busy week of learning new skills, this day will be a chance to play some team games in the morning, before embarking upon some fiddly crafts using some of the resources from the natural surroundings. A celebration and completion ceremony for all who have invested their time, effort and passion into an awesome week.
These sessions, as with all our holiday clubs, take place outdoors all day and attendees will need to be prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear to match the weather.