Wild Parents

Wild adventure play for all the family.

At some point in the hustle and bustle of adult life we lose our sense of play. Play is vital for everyone’s wellbeing, no matter our age. Join us in the woodland to relearn how to play - it might sound ridiculous, but you will never look back once you have reignited the spirit of your inner child.

The world around us has changed a great deal since we were children. Family life is busy and complex, there are more cars on the streets and the digital world is a whole new distraction. It is more important than ever before that our children have space to be a little bit wild, take risks and challenge themselves. Our wild play and bush craft activities develop children’s (and adults’) physical, social, emotional and cognitive abilities to help them grow into resilient people who will contribute to a fairer and more environmentally-conscious society.

Throughout these sessions parents will learn about play theories including the play cycle and loose parts. This will help families to develop the tools to create a positive home environment which facilitates enhanced play opportunities for their children improving their all-round development.

The half-day sessions run weekly for a minimum of 6 weeks with 8 families per cohort.

The sessions will include a range of play, environmental education and bush craft activities, for example:

  • Fire lighting

  • Campfire cooking

  • Whittling

  • Nature identification

  • Mindfulness

  • Team building games

  • Storytelling

Families will work together to practice a range of skills including fine and gross motor skills, imagination, concentration, leadership, empathy, problem-solving and determination.

We can deliver sessions in a range of woodlands and green spaces, subject to landowner’s permission.

Please get in touch to find out more.