UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE NOT ABLE TO OFFER BUSHCRAFT or WILD THINGS SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID19 RESTRICTIONS. But there’s still lots to do whilst you’re staying with us…!
Our nature trail is proving very popular. Pop into reception to get a sheet with the details on & a pencil for taking rubbings – get a badge when you complete it (£1.50 per child to cover cost of materials). We also have lots of books in reception with ideas for camping & nature activities for children.
Call in to Reception and talk to Karina about it.
Forest Bathing Workshops – 1st August and 5th September 2020
The practice of ‘Shinrin Yoku’ (translated as ‘Forest Bathing’) has been an integral part of Japanese healthcare since the 1980’s and is prescribed to treat a wide range of physical and psychological health issues.
During a one-hour Forest Bathing workshop at Badgells Wood, you will be gently guided into the heart of the woods and invited to immerse yourself fully in nature using all of your senses. You can take part in natural mindfulness exercises and simply allow yourself to ‘be’ whilst quietly guided in meditation.
Every Forest Bathing workshop is unique but what they do have in common is the experience of a deep sense of calm and a renewed connection to nature.
Book online or speak to Karina – spaces limited.
Bushcraft – usually runs every Saturday, look out for sessions in 2021
Want to know how to make sure you can get your fire going in any weather? What about if you’ve left your matches behind…..or find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere…..we can give you a few pointers on lighting fires, building shelters and a whole lot more – maybe one day you’ll be able to give Bear Grylls a run for his money…!
We have our own team of trained bushcraft, survival and archery specialists and we are members of the Institute of Outdoor Learning. We get booked up quickly & suggest booking when you book your pitch.
We can also offer longer survival courses over a few days for those of you who want to hone your skills. See our bushcraft page for more details.
Wild Things Day Camp – returning in August 2021
(Open to campers and non-campers – but you will need to book in advance – contact Karina for details)
For your little wild ones…. and some not so little….drop them off for a day of bushcraft, survival, archery and a whole range of other outdoor skills and crafts taught by our resident experts. Ideal for your budding Bear Grylls or Katniss Everdeen!
You can drop off your child with us every day for a week or choose which days you’d like. Each day runs from 9am to 4pm, early drop-off & late pick-up by arrangement.
Activities will include: fire lighting, survival skills, shelter making, cooking over an open fire, water purification, woodland crafts, navigation, animal tracking, tree and plant identification and many more.
Birling Village Fete – provisionally scheduled for 5th September 2020
Just down the hill from Badgells Wood is the village of Birling…why not join us for our Summer Fete and learn more about the the work being done to restore the Victorian gardens of the former Birling Manor for use as a wedding and events venue? Free entry and lots of fun for all the family.
Find us and like our page on Facebook “BirlingVillageFete” for more information.
Hallowe’en Fun – returning in 2021
Bring the children along in their fancy dress (although, feel free to dress up yourselves too….we certainly will be!!) for a day of Hallowe’en fun….to include pumpkin carving, face painting, hot dogs and, once darkness falls, round the day off with some spooky story-telling! It’s our treat to all our campers to celebrate the end of the season!
Easter Egg Hunt – 2021 date to be confirmed
Join us for a fun Easter Egg Hunt and related activities for the children to kick off our 2020 season.