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W.I.L.D. Forest School After School Club
W.I.L.D After School Forest School Club sessions will continue on Wednesday 21st October in Linn Park Local Nature Reserve. All children aged between 5-11 years are welcome. The sessions are from 3.45pm - 5.45pm
We ask that parents bring their child to meet us at the main gates to Linn Park on Clarkston Road between 3.30pm/3.45pm. Our W.I.L.D. Forest School base camps are situated around the Ha'Penny Bridge area within Linn Park.
Please check our bookings site for current session dates & availability.
Cost: £60 for 6 week Block of Sessions.
Our After School Sessions give children the opportunity to explore and experience their Local Nature Reserve through practical activities, free play, games and lots of fun! The sessions will include cooking on fire, nature crafts, playing games, and learning about local wildlife and conservation.
The Autumn months will be considerably colder, potentially wetter and darker than we've had up until now. All children will wear our headtorches in low ligh (such great fun!). We ask that all children come with a bag including water, fleece/jumper and a change of clothes. The session is only 2 hours but we can become cold very quickly.
Dressing in layers under waterproofs and having hats/gloves (preferably waterproof too) will be essential for these sessions along with sturdy walking boots or wellies as the ground is uneven and can be muddy.
We encourage everyone to wear waterproofs even if the sun is shining! The ground is most often wet and muddy, waterproofs give the children the opportunity sit on the ground and climb trees without worrying about getting wet or muddy.
The sessions will run in all weathers apart from high winds or thunder/lightning. Should the wind speed be forecast to be 35 mph or higher we will cancel the session with 24 hours notice
If fully booked contact us direct to go on our waiting list:
You can view our cancellation & refund Policy HERE
Our WILD Forest School Saturday Sessions for children aged 5-11 years began again in August 2020 and are in full swing! They are a wonderful opportunity to join our Forest School Leaders for full 6 week blocks of 2 hour Forest School Sessions in Linn Park Local Nature Reserve.
Explore, experience and get immersed in the natural world through free play, practical activities, games and lots of fun! The sessions will include cooking on the fire, nature crafts, using tools, and learning about local wildlife and conservation!
10 to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm in Linn Park Local Nature Reserve.
For children aged 5-11 years.
Sessions run in 6 week Forest School blocks term-time.
Cost is £60 per block.
Please check our bookings site for current session dates & Availability.
W.I.L.D. Home Ed Forest School Sessions (fortnightly)
W.I.L.D. would like to welcome Home Educated children aged between 5-11 to join us in Linn Park for a 2 hour Forest School Session. These sessions will run on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month and are booked individually per session.
Our sessions are for a maximum of 12 children and the group is led by our qualified Forest School Leaders. Our sessions give children the opportunity to run, climb, explore, learn about the world around us and gain skills in bush-crafts and cooking on fire.
We have introduced discounted places for siblings for this weekday session - please contact us if the type of ticket you need is unavailable as we may be able to add them.
We regret that parents would not be able to stay on site with their children due to current COVID 19 restrictions.
Please see our bookings page for current dates & availability.
COVID-19 & Social Distancing at drop off and pick up
We ask that parents/carers observe our social distancing guidance during drop off and collection at the Forest School site. The drop off/collection point will be clearly marked as will the full boundary of the woodland we are using.
We have put extra hygiene measures in place including additional hand washing stations and will encourage regular hand washing throughout the session, and always on arrival/departure to and from the session following guidance issued by the Scottish Government:
Our full Coronavirus (COVID 19) policy will be available upon booking. We urge you not to attend W.I.L.D. if you or anyone in your household has a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. In these circumstances please self-isolate and book a test.
“A walk in the woods has been a different experience for Rosie since W.I.L.D. Every aspect of the woods now stimulates her imagination. Rosie now talks about sticks as being tools, she pretends that trees are aeroplanes and trains and is definitely more adventurous. She shows more interest in all aspects of nature and would be able to 'outsurvive' her parents in the wilderness without a doubt!”
“W.I.L.D offers children much needed time to simply enjoy nature while interacting with peers and not screens.”
“Brilliant outdoor fun! My daughter enjoyed every minute. Would heartily recommend.”