Woodland Explorer session

Tuesday, 1 June '21   10am – 3pm BST
Shining Cliff Woods, Jackass Lane, Ambergate, Derbyshire, DE562HG
7 spaces available
Woodland Explorer session

This session is open to 5 to 11 year olds, to spend a day in the woodland taking part in nature based and a mindfulness activities.

The session will start at 10am when you will be welcomed to Shining Cliff Woods by Kate and Bonnie, your leaders for the day. We will spend the day immersed in the woodland environment, being creative, learning new skills or supporting others to learn them, playing and having fun! We will also have a Relax Kids outdoor session, with some yoga, mindfulness & relaxation in the woodland.

The sessions intend to provide children with a great day outdoors, meeting new friends, being active, learning new skills and learning how to 'leave no trace' when exploring outdoors.

Kate Tuck is in the process of completing her Level 3 Forest School training and runs Shining Cliff hostel and Bonnie McNabb is a Level 3 Forest School leader and trained 'Relax Kids' provider.


The meeting area is a private car park in the woodland which is accessed via an unmade, bumpy track. If this feels daunting, please let us know so we can work out an alternative plan for you.

The day will be spent in the woodland, with uneven, woodland footpaths. There will be steep sections and potentially muddy sections; please wear sturdy footwear. Wellies are best, so we can play in streams!

The event will be open to the elements, so a waterproof coat and extra layers are essential.
In the summer months the woodland can have midges, so please wear lightweight long trousers and tops and have midge repellant if you wish.

Please bring your own drink, lunch and snacks.

We will be based at the Woodland Hut at Shining Cliff hostel, where there is access to a compost toilet, hand washing and drinking water, although we will be out and about in the woodland for up to 2 hours at a time before coming back to the Woodland Hut.

More information will be emailed to participants on booking. The group size will be a maximum of 12 children.


Woodland Explorer sessions for 5-11 year olds
7 available until Tue 25 May 10am

Shining Cliff Woods
Jackass Lane

The Woodland Hut has a compost toilet available. The parking is in a private woodland car park accessed via a track.


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