Prevention is the best route so cover up legs, tuck trousers into socks and tuck in t-shirts. We provide a natural insect repellent called ‘Mosi-guard’, suitable for children over 6-months. We have tick removal tools and always ask adults and parents to take a leaflet home and carry out a tick-check when you leave the woods.
Do you have a first aid kit in the woods?
There are numerous first aid kits on site and we always have at least one person who has an up to date first aid certificate on site at any one time.
What do we need to bring to be outside all day?
Wear appropriate clothing for the time of year; things that you can get dirty and muddy. It is cooler in the woods so bring layers and a wind/waterproof coat. Essential are long trousers. Socks & sturdy footwear like wellies, walking boots or strong trainers - no open sandals. For young children it can be helpful to bring a change of clothes when the weather is wet or if they like to get muddy. We have various sizes of children’s/adult’s waterproofs to lend out should you need them
What do we do for toilets?
We have two composting toilets that we keep clean and well stocked in the main camp area.
Will the event be cancelled if it’s raining?
The event will not be cancelled if it’s raining so please come prepared with appropriate clothing. If you don’t have appropriate clothing, we have some that we can lend you. An event may only be cancelled if there is a big windy storm due to safety issues.
Are we allowed to bring dogs?
No dogs are to be brought on site unless we have agreed this with you in advance. Obviously guide dogs are allowed.
Will we need any money?
Probably not, however we do sometimes have charcoal for sale or other resources that you can buy from us.
Do we need to bring food?
You should be advised if you need a packed lunch or if food is provided. If you are unsure, please come back to us.
What restrictions are in place for Covid?
We have smaller groups so that we can maintain social distancing, we advise people to wash their hands frequently and there are no indoor activities.
Do I need a change of clothes?
We suggest for children particularly in wetter weather that they bring a change of clothes.
What age do I need to be to attend?
It depends on the event. If concerned please get in touch with us.
What happens in the winter?
We continue to run events all winter. We have a fire for warmth and wear warm clothes, hats and gloves. We also have a rain shelter sheet to protect us from the weather.
What happens during extreme weather conditions?
If there is a named storm or thunder and lightening the session will be cancelled. We will give you as much notice as possible and transfer your booking or refund money if you have paid for your session.
Do you offer a free taster session?
We offer free events when we have funding to do so for both adults and families.
How much do I have to pay?
It depends on the session. Details are on the booking page. If you are unsure, please get in touch with us.
Do I get a refund if I can’t attend?
Unfortunately, if you can’t make it, we are not able to offer a refund as we could have offered your place to someone else. We can only offer a refund if we can transfer your booking to someone else. More details are on the booking form.
Do you have trained staff?
Yes, all staff are trained and experienced in the session they are running. We have forest school leaders, bush craft practitioners, early years staff, therapeutic qualified staff and conservation staff.
Are staff DBS checked?
Yes, all our staff and volunteers are DBS checked.
What happens if there’s an accident?
We have an incident process which will be led by the senior member of staff on site. If someone needs to go to hospital, we will drive them or call an ambulance if required.
Does an adult have to attend with a child, or can children attend on their own?
It depends on the group. Most of our sessions are family sessions. Please check the details of the session you are booking.
Do you do birthday parties?
Currently because of covid we are not offering birthday parties.
Have you got car parking?
We have a car park in the woods. It is a short 3-5-minute walk from the car park to the camp where activities take place
Do I have to walk far?
There is a short 3-5-minute walk from the car park, up a shallowly sloping stony track. If you have difficulty walking please speak to us in advance so we can make arrangements
Do you have access for wheelchairs?
We can accommodate wheelchair users and have a disabled-access compost toilet. If you are a wheelchair user, please advise us in advance so we can be ready to provide a full experience for you.