Go Wild at Small Woods

11 April

Go Wild at Small Woods

We are welcoming children here to GO WILD at Small Woods with three days of fun during the Easter School Holidays (11th – 13th April 2017), for 7 to 12 year old girls and boys.

This is a great opportunity for children who love the outdoors. They can explore in a creative and inspirational way with opportunities to achieve and develop their confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a local woodland environment. Recent investigation by the Forestry Commission has noted the health benefits to children being outdoors and engaging with nature.

Keeping your children safe is vital to us and all the staff are fully trained. We will staff at a ratio of 1:15. The leader is Fully Qualified, First Aid Trained and DBS Checked. Sessions are safe and secure for your children and will match the age group and ability.

Location:- Small Woods Association, Station Road, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR

Time: – 10am to 3.30pm (Can arrive at 9.00am for an extra £3 per child).


One Day Attendance – £20 per child (Sibling £17 per child)

Two Day Attendance – £40 per child (Sibling £34 per child)

OR attend ALL three sessions and save £5 per 1st child and £2 per sibling!!

All Three Days Attendance -£55 per child (Sibling £49 per child)

Lunch:- Please provide a packed lunch for your child/ren. However, hot chocolate and marshmallows will be provided throughout the day, along with tap water.


11th April 17 – Bushcraft

Fire Lighting – Using various tinders and methods of ignition learn all the magic of fire lighting. Take part in a fire lighting challenge and leave with your very own tinder pouch.

Bread Cooking – Learn the surprising joys of combining flour and water and cook bannock bread over an open fire.

12th April 17 – Caveman For A Day

Cave Art – Create natural colours using nature as your paint palette. Create designs to replicate those found in the caves dating over 40,000 years ago. Create your own hunting story on canvas. Make charcoal on a fire to use in your drawings.

Arrow Making – Just like a caveman would have done thousands of years ago use stone to create an arrow tip and create your very own arrow to take home.

13th April – Survival Skills

Wilderness First Aid – Learn simple techniques to use in the wilderness in a first aid situation. Share gruesome and inspiring tales of real first aid survival stories. Learn how to create a signal fire to call for help.

Water Collection and Purification – Learn how to find water in the wild. Dig a sip well and learn how to make your own water filter. Join in on a challenge of who can collect, purify and make the cleanest water.

Bookings and T’s & C’s:-

To book or for any questions, please contact Fay Hurford on 01952 432769 or you can email fayhurford@smallwoods.org.uk for a booking form.

To secure a place, full payment is required upon booking and can be paid by BACS, cheque or PayPal.

If in the unfortunate event you need to cancel, a 50% refund will be given back up to 2 weeks prior to the event start date. Thereafter, 100% of the cost will be forfeited.