The Wild in the Woods project is all about getting children outdoors in our local woodland at Penrhyn Castle. The project, which started in 2011, has been incredibly successful, not only with kids, but also with adults. There is a growing pool of volunteers who want to get involved and help local kids play and learn outdoors. But we want local kids to have GREAT outdoors experiences, not just good ones - we want to train our volunteers to become the best Wild in the Woods leaders. Each adult volunteer can supervise 8 children a day in the woods, that stacks up to a lot of smiling faces.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
What is great about being outdoors? You can climb a tree, call an owl or roll down a hill. Children these days spend very little time outside and this affects their health, well being and confidence. We want to do our bit to bring local kids out of their bedrooms, away from their computers and into the woods. We want to show them what fun it is to play outdoors and that is OK to get muddy. Whether it's hide and seek, capture the flag or den building, we can help children to play and learn about nature.
But we want to do this in a safe environment, under experienced supervision. Here is where you play a part, support our project, pledge some support and we will be a step closer at helping local kids to enjoy the outdoors.
The National Trust wants to encourage more people get outdoors and closer to nature. Help your kids to get off the sofa by signing up to the 50 things website for more ideas for outdoor fun!
Join in the fun, visit www.50things.org.uk.
Steps to get it done:
The Wild in the Woods project :
- delivers Forest School sessions to local schools
- opens our woods to local kids during school holidays, usually Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 3pm all year around
- invites you and your family and friends to a day of discovering wilderness! Join us on Mondays during school holidays for a range of woodland activities.
Discover more about this great Castle, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/penrhyncastle
You may have heard that there could be some staff changes at Penrhyn Castle this year. Let us reassure you, this project will still go ahead making the most of our fantastic volunteer leaders.
About the space
Penrhyn Castle - Wild in the Woods site