Get out into the wild at Leigh Woods – and learn at the same time!
These programmes are available as half day sessions: 9.30am-11.45am or 12.45pm-3pm or full day on request.
“We were very impressed last year which is why we booked again and were not disappointed!” St Philips Primary School, Bath
An exciting series of activities to help children learn why trees are so important- to humans and many other animals. Find the hidden boxes and discover why so many animals make their home in Leigh Woods! If You Go Down to the Woods Today… info
The woodland is home to very many mini beasts and we’ll be looking for them. In this introduction to habitats and food chains, discover what jobs mini beasts do in the woods, where they live and what they like to eat – or what eats them! Big Forest Bug Hunt KS1 info
Many city children rarely get the opportunity to experience a truly wild woodland habitat. This programme immerses them in the nature of Leigh Woods through a wide range of sensory games and activities, enabling them to return to school armed with new ideas, new vocabulary and a deeper understanding of the natural world. Woodland Wonders info
Follow a game of chance trail through the woods and understand the vital role mini-beasts play in our world on your way. Learn about their importance as pollinators, decomposers and as part of the food chain. We finish with a mini beast hunt.
Engage the class in imaginative activities to encourage and improve team work, problem solving and collaborative thinking. Typical challenges include: learning to trust your partner as you are guided around the woods to play ‘hug a tree’; building a shelter out of natural materials that is big enough for the team to fit inside, camouflaged and waterproof; decorating a ‘magic wand’ with natural finds and creating a secret trail through the woods for others to follow. Team Building info
Follow the trail through the woods to find out what happens to our birds in spring time – the challenges they go through to raise their young. Find out what different UK species of bird eat and collect their food to take to the nest! We end with making a willow bird feeder.
Writing the Woodland
First, we follow the dormouse’s story as we travel from tree to tree. Then, by becoming part of a ‘living tree’ and using the objects they find around them, children conjure up characters and ideas to create and perform their own narratives. Writing the Woodland info
Cost : Half day – £4.80, Full day – £8.00 per child, with accompanying adults free of charge
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