Wilder Woods

Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership

Drayton Woods

Recent Events:

Spring Play Day Tuesday 9th April 2-4pm suitable for 4-8yr olds. Trails, games stories and campfire snackS

Bushcraft Survival Camp. Friday 12th April  10am-3pm. Inclusive day suitable for 8-16yrs of all abilities. Bushcraft skills and campfire cooking, woodland crafts, stories and challenges.


We welcome volunteers 14 years+ on all our activities, please get in touch

Forest Family Fun for 0-4 yrs (under 8’s for those not in school) 5 week programme 10-12 noon starts Thursday April 25th. Learning through play, woodland exploration, nature study, games, stories, crafts. Subsidised by Somerset Skills and Learning.

Cost £10 for 5 week programme

Forest  Friday Club for 8-14 year olds : starts April 21st 4.30- 7pm  for 6 weeks. Woodland games and trails, den building, campfire cooking, wood and wool crafts.

Cost £50/child or £10/session concessions available, please enquire.

Wild Connections for Adults, Fridays  10 & 17th May 10am-3pm  suitable for adults 19+ resident in Somerset.

Connect with the seasons, build confidence and skills. Identify native trees, plants and insects, have a go at fire lighting & campfire cooking, spring foraging for delicious lunches, woodland poems and beginners whittling.

Cost: FREE funded by Somerset Skills & Learning (SS&L)

For all bookings and enquiries please contact

Hannah@wilderwoods.org    or tel 01458 252463


A wide range of nature education activities take place in Drayton Woods situated near Langport in South Somerset, with people of all ages and backgrounds benefiting from experiences in native woodland.

Our Forest School Base camp is on the woodland edge. A campfire and canopy area provide welcome shelter and space to make refreshments.

A small green woodworking area is used to make benches, mallets, pegs, spoons and other useful items.

All activities are run on the Forest School model:

  • promoting a sense of belonging,
  • developing self esteem
  • encouraging child led play
  • self directed activity.

We are supported by Drayton Parish Council and Drayton Street Fair, as well as Somerset County Council and various community trusts and grant giving schemes.

Programmes include

  • holiday playschemes,
  • pre-school and primary school visits,
  • youth club visits,
  • adult craft training,
  • community conservation
  • inclusive provision & wheelchair access

inclusive activities for disabled children, young people and adults

The woodland site is wheelchair accessible and (thanks to support from SCC Short Breaks team) has wheelchair accessible facilities and compost toilet.

The small woodland is just under 3 acres and is securely fenced, making it an ideal secure site for free roaming and safe exploration.


Woodland playscheme over 8’s

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Wild Play for under 8's

Wild Play for under 8’s

Free play

Decorating the Dragon

Decorating the Dragon


Wild Connections Hang out in a hammock

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