Can you believe that? I can’t believe how quickly that year has gone.
It has been an amazing year with lots of fun and learning for me and the children. I have been privileged to meet so many wonderful children and their brilliant carers who are willing to embrace the great outdoors no matter what it throws at us: sun, rain, wind, mist, ice and snow. What a treat it has been, and long may it continue!
“Mum I loved that. The woods are just in me I love it. I always love the woods.” 8 year old participant in one of The Hedgehog Club activity days for older children.
And the little boy who found a pill bug – the woodlice that curls up into a ball.
“That is just a piece of junk.” 2 minutes later he is screaming – “It’s got legs! It’s got legs!”
These are just some of the reasons I love what I am doing. Thank you.
Where to join in the fun….
Tuesdays – The Hedgehog Club at Cogges Farm 10am until 12pm. It costs £7 per child, sibling discounts are available. If you book for the whole term in advance you can book at a reduced price. (Entrance fee to Cogges applies unless you have a season ticket.)
Term Dates: June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, July 2nd, 9th and 16th. (7-week term, term time only.)
Wednesdays- Blenheim Family Forest School. 10.30am until 3pm. (All year round.)
These sessions are drop in and free once you have paid the entrance fee or have an annual pass.
Fridays – Friday Fun at Deer Park Wood, Witney. 10am until 12pm. It costs £7 per child, sibling discounts are available. If you book the whole term in advance discounts are available.
Term dates: June 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. July 5th and 12th. (6- week term, term time only.)
What happens at Hedgehog Club?
A typical Hedgehog Club session involves taking part in a nature related story, creating something crafty, cooking up a storm in the mud kitchen, chilling in the hammocks, exploring the woods, bug hunting and cooking a snack on the fire to enjoy with your hot chocolate and home made biscuits. These vary depending on weather and time of year.
The Hedgehog Club during May half term.
Tuesday – The Woodland Club at Cogges 11am until 3pm. The session is drop-in and activities will include den building, bug hunting, mud kitchen and marshmallow toasting. Entrance fee applies but no extra charge for the activities.
Wednesday- Blenheim Family Forest School. 1030m until 3pm. This session is drop-in, and activities will include den building, bug hunting, mud kitchen.
Summer Holidays with The Hedgehog Club
I will be working with Wild Ways on the following days in the summer holidays:
25th July Primitive Survivor day.
29th July – 2nd August Bushcraft and survival activity week with a sleep over in the woods on the 1st August.
These days start at 10am and finish at 4pm. They take place in a beautiful private wood in Appleton. They cost £35 per day with a sibling discount. There are 2 age groups 5-8 year olds and 9+.
Other activity days to be confirmed.
Don’t forget I also run woodland birthday parties. Contact me for more information and prices.
Look out for the next Hedgehog Club news which will include all the summer activities.
If you have any questions or would like to join the mailing list do get in touch with me
Thanks for listening and supporting The Hedgehog Club in its first year!