Wilder Woods

Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership

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National Lottery Grant for Drayton Wildlife Project: ‘Green Growth’

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

We are delighted to have received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to run our Green Growth project of woodland wellbeing sessions and village wildlife activities, following on from the creation of a Drayton Wildlife Map in 2022. This funding has has enabled us to run successful programmes of Woods 4 Wellbeing, Wilderplay and […]


Friday, January 31st, 2020

during the Autumn of 2019 Participants on the Drayton Woods Art in Woodland programme worked with ACEarts artists Lucy Neeve and Angela Morely, exploring the creative possibilities of the woodland environment. Using a variety of techniques and materials participants worked individually and collaboratively to produce imaginative and unique works. Expect to see creations in both 2- and 3-dimensions including leaf printing, stitching, charcoal drawings and wild weavings. WilderWoods […]

Twilight Trail

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

24 young people joined the Hawk & Owl Trust at Wilderwoods Drayton. We walked across the fields to the big wild wood and heard tawny owls , both male & female, as well sounding out the bats. The shrill cry from a vixen fox got everyone shivering…..

Mid Winter Celebration

Monday, January 21st, 2013

A wonderful afternoon and evening , we weathered the pissistent rain, made bird feeders and a beautiful earth mandala out of collected materials from the wood. Then we lit candles, ate cake and sang seasonal songs to say thank- you to the beautiful trees and wildlife. We continue to replenish the bird feeders as the […]

Summer in Drayton Woods- 2012

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

As the summer draws to an end it is time to look back at what has been going on in Drayton Woods over the holidays. The woods themselves have thrived remarkably well in all the wet weather- the young trees have put on lots of growth and the ferns on the northern edge have multiplied. […]

Inclusive Woodland Adventure

Monday, February 20th, 2012

12 young people with a variety of abilities and additional needs attended Wilderwoods Woodland Adventure day at Drayton Woods on Thursday 16th February. Well supported by Forest school leaders & support carers, the young people spent the whole day in the woods, getting involved in various woodland tasks: making bird feeders, planting trees and helping […]

Basketmaking at Drayton Woods – January 2012

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Ten of us gathered together on one of the frostiest mornings of the year to be initiated into the ancient and traditional craft of basketmaking. Armed with gauntlets and old baked bean tins (?) we set about dethorning vicious bramble stems. The sound of a bramble being forced through a hole in a tin has […]

Family Skills Share Continues

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Due to the success of the Drayton Family Skills Share sessions funded by Grassroots Grants we are able to continue running these sessions up until Oct half term, Weds 1-3pm contact Hannah@madasafish.com for more details

Forest Family Sessions

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

  A friendly outdoor playgroup for 0-5 yearolds with Skills Share for adults. Children can explore woodland & play games with a qualified Forest School leader while adults take part in woodcraft, firelighting, wool weaving & felting, willow craft, drama games & wildlife awareness skills share sessions.   4 week course starts Wednesday September 7th, […]

Forest School Fridays

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Drayton Woods After School Club for 8-12 year olds starts on September 16th and runs for 6 weeks until October 21st. 4.30-7pm A chance to develop woodland skills over an extended period, exploration, denbuilding, whittling & tool work, crafts, campfire cooking Booking Essential Contact Hannah Aitken 01458 252 463