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Volunteers can be Wild too!

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Volunteers can be Wild too!

Volunteers can be Wild too!

Penrhyn Castle NT By Penrhyn Castle NT

We need your help to train more volunteers to become Wild in the Woods leaders!

Bangor Delivery stage

pledged of £1,660

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

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:

  • Organise 4 skillshares events for volunteers to gain and share new discovered skills
  • We will empower our volunteers to become great Wild in the Woods leaders.
  • We will train our volunteers in outdoors skills.

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!

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Steps to get it done:

  • Pledge £10 and as a reward we will show you how to make your own wooden Kazoo!
  • Pledge £15 and we will teach you how to light an outdoor fire, without using matches!
  • Pledge £5 and you will receive a massive thank you from the kids who will benefit from this project.
  • Pledge £50 and you can enjoy a private tour of the castle gardens with our Gardener.

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

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.

Location Bangor

About the space

Penrhyn Castle - Wild in the Woods site


Gwynedd Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,660

volunteers training - £1,500 (90%)
Other - £160 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

volunteers training
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  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £1,660

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.

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