Earth Play Forest Schooling

At Earearth play chwarae ddaraeth play forest school we provide opportunities for children to reconnect in nature.

We are offering:

well planned, fun and stimulating learning opportunities for children in a 10 acre coppiced wood with a: workshop, indoor wood stove, tools and equipment. We have the means to engage in green wood working skills, bush craft skills, foraging and medicinal plants preparations,  nature observation and knowledge, poetry, movement, drama, play, stories. Games that involve: the development of the senses and awareness, pair and group work, listening and communicating , imagination and confidence building.

Whats happening now

Wild Wood Fridays

 Activities and learning for children who don’t attend school 

I can offer:  5 sessions this term of 4 hours 10-2 pm with lunch(cooked together) on alternate Friday’s. 

At Coppicewood college, Cwmplysgog, Cilgerran,SA43 2TB

I require initially an email or phone call that tells me you are interested in your child attending and paying for all 5 sessions, or the sessions you can make by 17th September
If we have enough children to run the sessions, we will start on September 28th, then: October 12th, 26th,  Nov 9th, 23rd.  
Sessions cost:  £12 each  x 5 = £60

concessions £10 each x 5 =£50  please apply for this as the Eco shop will subsidise each place.   Siblings get £1 off each

I will then contact you to confirm whether we are running wild woods Fridays this term.

Then by September 21st  you can pay by pay pal which will be available on this website or bank transfer or send a cheque.

Previously we have run Earth plays wild wood Friday in a very flexible way. Our commitment in offering this ongoing service requires some mutual support in order to make it happen.

If we have enough ongoing commitment then if people who need total flexibility want to drop in that would be fine this rate would be £14 per session.

Earth play are seeking to register with the care inspectorate wales, post haste.
We are also making Earth Play a Community Interest Company and will then be able to access funding. We aim to achieve this by Christmas.  
If you have ideas or wish to support us in some way do get in touch.
We are also hoping to collaborate with another organisation to offer very subsidised places for half term holidays  or an after school club to make this opportunity very accessible. 

 Experiencing how nature works and feels, it’s: shapes, colours, textures, season changes and needs.

Having fun, developing confidence and making friends, while learning new skills.

Exploration and experiment.

There are plenty of opportunities to learn throughout the sessions, about the plants, trees, birds, and insects around us. We tie nature knowledge into all the games and activities and give time in each session for children’s  natural inquisitiveness to grow.

We provide engaging activities to direct the child’s energy, learning and skill development while also giving choice and flexibility for children’s differing needs. We like the flow learning model which means if you have fun and let off steam you are more open to concentrate and enjoy listening to bird calls and naturally learn things.

We want to keep the children safe in an environment where they will engage in some risky activities. We do a benefits and risk assessment for all our activities. If you want to view our polices which cover every eventuality you can download them or view them at the college   Please go to our Policies and Forms page to download our policy documents and consent forms.

The nature ranger sessions are currently subsidised by the Eco shop in Cardigan.  Thanks to them for making this wonderful opportunity available for children. To find out more about the Eco shop and the work of Naturewise see: naturewise.org.uk

Coppicewood college provide excellent courses for adults in coppicing, green wood working, hedge laying, charcoal making and lots more.  www.coppicewoodcollege.co.uk

if you want to give your child these opportunities and can’t afford our prices please ask for a subsidised  place. We want children to be able to come here and play.

See the blog for all the fun, friendships, foraging, wild first aid and opportunities for learning throughout the year.  


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Earth play forest schooling and nature ranger sessions happen at , At Coppicewood college, Cwmplysgog Directions to Coppice Wood College

Please go to our Policies and Forms page to download our policy documents and consent forms.