Explorer Families with Into Nature CIC

Monday, 19 December 2022 10:00am to 1:00pm


Hailey Wood Saw Mill
Quaker Row, Coates

Accessibility features

  • Family Friendly
  • Quiet Space

Explore, create and connect in our family session this Christmas!

We welcome whole families join us during the holiday family sessions! There is no upper age limit with children but it is most suitable for 18m to 12 years; all children must be accompanied by an adult; adult participation is strongly encouraged.

During the session we will enter into the spirit of Christmas, playing games around the fire and getting creative with the resources the woods have to offer. There will be scavenger hunt, wreath making and reindeer crafting in the tool area as well as cooking and sharing soup from the campfire, hot apple juice and a simple seasonal campfire treat.

There will also be space for the family to explore together. Our ‘playground’ is a whole forestry block on the beautiful Bathurst Estate, where we can immerse ourselves in nature. We help you along the way with free play at the various ‘play stations’ dotted around the site. Families can also just using what the woodland has to offer – you can make dens, balance on the slackline or ‘cook up’ Christmas feast in the mud kitchen.

ACCESSIBILITY  There are rugged woodland paths. The site is only a few minutes walk from the car park. It is possible to take a buggy for younger siblings, or use a sling.  We are just off the main road and there is easy parking and a toilet.  Unfortunately, public transport is not an option for this group.If you have any questions about accessibility please get in touch so that we can have a chat.

SLIDING PAYMENT SCALE   We have introduced two payment options for our Holiday Family Sessions: Regular price session and discounted price session – for those on a low household income and/or in receipt of benefits (we do not ask for proof but rely on people’s honesty) If the discounted option is still too much, please get in touch so we can arrange a ‘pay what you can’ option.

Booking: https://bookwhen.com/intonaturecic

Additionally, if your child/ren are of school attending age and entitled to free school meals, we are taking part in the HAF scheme. The booking site will be live from Dec 1st. Please follow this link instead and book the session here: https://intonaturecic.coordinate.cloud

The session will be led by Catherine, our Explorer Families Leader and assisted by Carrie, Into Nature Forest School Leader.

We welcome families of all shapes and sizes. If you have any questions before booking, please get in touch: catherine@into-nature.org