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The when and where

Sessions most commonly take place in private woodland settings around the Bristol area. Usually from 10.30am-3.30pm during school holidays throughout the year. Sessions cost around £35 per day, with discounts for multiple bookings and some bursaries available. Our main sessions are for children aged 5-11 and we also run days for children 12+ who have previously attended.  We have adapted the way we run to be compliant with covid regulations and rigorous risk assessments are carried out for every session. More specific details about each event can be found on the booking page.

What we get up to in the woods

From foraging to fire-lighting, wildlife spotting, den building, tree climbing, and whittling, to imaginary worlds inhabited by mythical creatures -  we never run out of inspiration to fill the day. A flexible approach means we adapt activities and pace to children's preferences and allow space to make friends and play under the trees. Led by fully qualified and experienced Forest School practitioners who know the woods inside out and take their adventuring very seriously.

Our Ethos

Looking after nature, looking after each other, looking after ourselves. 

We are a values driven project nurturing children's social and emotional wellness while having a lot of fun out in the woods. Through our child led approach we create a sense of community and belonging that children can return to as the seasons change and as they grow.

We believe that all children and their families have the right to access the outdoors and experience adventure, so we are working hard to make sure these sessions are more widely accessible, affordable and inclusive. We're really interested in hearing from organisations and individuals who could help us achieve this. 

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The community

Woodland Adventure was founder by Rahima Fitzwilliam Hall and Chloe Woods in 2014 with the support of the team at Bristol Forest School. Rahima is currently leading on organisational development as well as facilitating the majority of the sessions with Henry Twist. Chloe remains an advisor to the project and comes out to play whenever she can.

 

We collaborate with a wonderful team of experienced forest school and nature connections practitioners across Bristol to deliver the sessions.  Most notably with the lovely people at Kingfishers Forest School.

Meet The Team

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Rahima Fitzwilliam Hall

Rahima is a qualified and experienced level three Forest School practitioner. Since gaining her Qualification in 2014 she has built a career integrating forest school pedagogies into state primary education systems to support children's emotional development alongside their learning. She launched Woodland Adventure holiday club in 2015 and has directed it through it’s many successes. Her practice is now focused on ensuring Forest School and nature connection opportunities are available to families who may not normally access this. 

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Henry Twist

As well as being a qualified level three Forest School leader, Henry Twist is a qualified secondary English teacher with seven years’ teaching experience. He recently left this career to pursue his passion for Forest School full time, but has been developing his understanding of the deep, rich and rewarding Forest School approach since he was awarded his level 3 certificate in 2018. Since then he has helped to establish multiple Forest School sites, such as the site at Willsbridge Mill and helps to run a number of successful Forest School groups, including Woodland Adventure.