Wild Child weekend 2021

16-18 July 2021

from 5pm friday (for 7pm start) - 4pm sunday

a beautiful woodland site on Dartmoor

£235 per adult to include up to 2 kids free

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"The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us"  Eugene Ionesco

A special invitation to bring both the wild child (or wild children) that you parent/care for, and the wild child that lives inside you. Both need a quality of attention and this weekend they are going to get it!

The natural world issues endless invitations to jump into wild experiences, and under the skilled and experienced guidance of our team we’ll be offering a menu of immersive activity that will bring your connection to the natural world to a whole new level.

Think naughty. I mean, the sort of stuff you just can’t get away with at school - getting muddy, making dens, nightwalks, firemaking, staying up late….

This weekend is also about connection to each other and to the natural world. We’ll build a camp community, cook over the fire and learn some amazing new things. Most of all we’ll form new friendships and spend meaningful ‘adult and child time’ out in a beautiful wildwood setting.

"Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education"   David Polis

What's included: 

  • Evening meals; simple breakfasts; teas/coffees etc
  • All activities and any necessary equipment

What you need to bring:

  • Tent and sleeping gear (bag/mat)  NB Tents may be hired on request
  • food for 2 x lunches and any additional snacks/luxury foods

Event Leader:

Tom Wigston has spent over 25 years working in the outdoor and environmental education sector, enabling people of all ages to access the benefits that experiences in nature have to offer. Tom first trained as an Environmental Educator in North America and developed his skills as a facilitator and trainer through working for organisations back in the UK. Tom spent several years in a senior role with the Devon County Council Outdoor Service developing outdoor programmes, managing outdoor centres, and delivering training. He is a qualified teacher, Forest School leader and Bushcraft Instructor and carries several other outdoor leadership qualifications and accreditation. Tom has recently completed a master’s degree in education, pursuing his keen interest in the academic and philosophical exploration of outdoor learning and human-environment relationships.

Covid 19

We take the safety of our clients and staff very seriously and are taking appropriate precautions to ensure we operate within the government guidelines. Please visit our Covid-19 page for the latest updates and to read more about our event management plans during times of covid. 

How to book:

1. Email us here: please provide your contact details and how you would like to pay i.e. BACS or card
2. By phone: call 01803 868269 (message service when office unattended)
3. Online booking via Eventbrite: instant booking with immediate confirmation (eventbrite booking fees apply):


 

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