Hidden Valley Bushcraft believe that the collective knowledge and skills of our ancestors should be passed down for the benefit of future generations. All of our sessions are based in the private woodland, nestled into the picturesque Chew Valley in Bristol.
Our 16-place Woodland Kindergarten for 3 - 5 year olds is set in a private woodland and the only forest school of its kind in Bath and North East Somerset.
WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN
Inspiring children to learn and develop through nature based activities, while increasing their self-confidence, self-esteem and social skills, our activities can be easily linked to the national curriculum.
Workshops are run in a fun and relaxing manner with an emphasis on learning through practical experience.
Each session follows a particular theme and can link to a varied range of topics like: primitive technologies, making fire and cooking bread over the campfire are all excellent ways to bring a Stone Age topic to life, for example. Other examples include rocks and geology, wheels and design, the life cycle of a mammal and growth and decay.
If you have a particular classroom topic in mind, please do get in touch and we can tailor the workshops to your requirements. We are also able to provide mobile workshops at a location of your choice.
Hidden Valley workshops run throughout the year and are adaptable for children of all ages, including the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to Key Stage 4 (KS4).
Our instructors have bushcraft and/or forest school qualifications and enhanced DBS checks.
This is a bespoke two-day programme of activities for schools and youth groups (aged 10+).
Your group will spend one night and two days learning new skills, building self esteem, confidence, resilience and developing key life and social skills. Examples of activities include: bushcraft, archery, den building, wood craft, team games and orienteering challenges.
Contact us for more details.
Woodland Toddler Group
Calling all toddlers! Join us and become a nature detective, a mini-beast hunter, make some mud cakes and have a mini adventure stomping around our woodland.
Designed for children aged between 18 months - 5 years, Hidden Valley Bushcraft's toddler group is based on the principles of Forest School and sessions are child-led with various activity stations for the children to explore and discover.
Examples include muddy play, woodland crafts and outdoor toys and games. The group and runs throughout the year, including school holidays and in all weathers (apart from really extreme weather conditions). Between January and March we run on a monthly basis, but from April we run every week.
Monday Mornings: 9:30am -11:30pm
Price: £5 per child
Meeting Point: In front of The Miners Coffee Shop, Pensford, BS39 4AQ and then it's a stroll through some fields and into the woodland.
£5 admits one child and the first adult goes free (any additional adults are £1 each). Additional non-walkers are free.
Refreshments and a small snack are included and there's no need to book ahead.