Embark on a thrilling 6-week journey into the heart of enchanting Scottish nature with our Children’s Forest Friends course! This unique and immersive program is designed to ignite your child’s curiosity, foster a deep connection with nature, and instil essential life skills in a safe and exciting outdoor environment. Across the 6 weeks we’ll be exploring:
🍃 Nature’s Wonders Through captivating hands-on activities, your child will engage in sensory experiences, wildlife tracking, and plant identification. From bug hunting to bird watching, these activities are all about nurturing a genuine appreciation for Mother Earth.
🏕️ Mastering the Art of Den Building Unleash your child’s inner architect as they delve into the art of den building! Through teamwork and creativity, they will learn to construct shelters using natural materials found in the forest. These weeks will encourage problem-solving, cooperation, and imagination, all while fostering a sense of accomplishment in crafting their very own woodland hideaways.
🔥 Fire Safety and Wilderness Skills Safety comes first! In these sessions, your child will be introduced to the fundamentals of fire safety, teaching them responsible and respectful ways to interact with fire. From building and tending fires to toasting marshmallows, they’ll develop a keen understanding of fire’s role in the wilderness and how to harness its power responsibly.
🎨 Creative Learning Let your creative side show and grow! Using various aspects of our natural world we’ll be creating beautiful works of art, cool creations, and more.
🏃♀️ Active Play Climb, jump, run, and play! Exploring the great outdoors we’ll encourage your children to boost their physical health by playing to their hearts content.
📅 Date: Every Monday from September 4th – October 9th 🕒 Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm 📍 Location: Beith Astro, Meadowside Pavillions, Meadowside, Beith KA15 1BY 👦 Age Group: 5 -12 years old 💰 Cost: Free! However donations are welcomed and appreciated. 💼 Instructors: Experienced nature educators and outdoor enthusiasts! 🎟️ Limited Spots: To make sure everyone is safe and allowed time to be creative and engaged we can only accept 18 children each week. First come, first served!
What to Bring:
Sturdy, waterproof, outdoor clothing and footwear
Water bottle and healthy snacks
A spirit of curiosity and adventure!
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to immerse your child in the beauty of nature at Forest Friends, while equipping them with invaluable skills and knowledge that will last a lifetime.