Wilder Woods

Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership

Drayton Woods

ABOUT THE WOOD:

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.

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.

Typical Events throughout the year: (please look at our Facebook page for Dates and Details)

We welcome volunteers 14 years+ on all our activities, please get in touch: hannah@wilderwoods.org

Holiday Play Days & Family Picnics suitable for 4-10yr olds. Trails, games stories and campfire snackS

Bushcraft Survival Camps. Inclusive days suitable for 8-16yrs of all abilities. Supported by Short Breaks for Disabled children. Bushcraft skills and campfire cooking, woodland crafts, stories and challenges.

Forest Family Fun for 0-4 yrs olds with their adults.              5 week programmes: Spring /Autumn 10-12.30 Learning through play, woodland exploration, nature study, games, stories, crafts. Subsidised by Somerset Skills and Learning.

Forest  Friday Club for 7-14 year olds : 6 week programmes in Summer and Autumn terms. Woodland games and trails, den building, campfire cooking, wood and wool crafts.

Courses for Adults

funded by Somerset Skills & Learning (SS&L) suitable for adults 19+ resident in Somerset. 

Wild Connections  10 hour course held in May 10am-3pm  

Introduction to woodland learning

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.

Hedgerow Basketry 10 hour course for adults held in February annually

Woods for WellBeing  ongoing programme for adults between September – April. For those looking to boost confidence, reduce isolation & build new skills by helping with woodland maintenance and taking part in creative projects.

For all bookings and enquiries please contact Hannah@wilderwoods.org    or tel 01458 252463

   

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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

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Wild Connections Hang out in a hammock

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Do look at Hannah’s gallery for more pictures. Drayton Woods -> Gallery