Yesterday we we spent the whole day in the woods - a beautiful sun drenched, adventure filled day.
Forest School invited us to spend a taster day with them. The boys built dens, dug out a stream, toasted marshmallows, popped corn in a sieve over the fire, feasted on toffee apples and bread twists.
Jackie, the camp leader, showed the boys how to build a fire, listen for bird song, and gave them the time and space to explore the camp, to fully relax into the woodland.
Charlie spent most of the day digging out the stream and changing the course of the water, whilst Rufus made friends and became the mud monster from the lagoon.
It was blissful sitting next to the warmth of the camp fire, listening to my kids laughter and shrieks echo around the hillside. As the parents chatted, our children made firm friends.
After 5 hours in the woods we left feeling relaxed, happy and with the smell of smoke in our hair.
A wonderful day out.
Wildabout Forest School runs courses for kids aged 8-13 years in a special forest camp just outside of Bristol. For more information please visit their website.
They can also do birthday parties too! I am going to sign Charlie up for the summer camp.
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