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Little Wowo’s. Nature Inspired Weeks and Workshops for 0-5yrs

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Little Wowo’s Weeks

1st-5th July

and

2nd-6th September 2018

Come and join us for a camping experience with your under 5 year olds. We have tailored a week of activities for you and your little ones to participate in a relaxed, outdoor environment.

Be in the outdoors, make charcoal, use nature for natural craft, listen to stories in the tipi, enjoy nature's playground, cook soup round the campfire with other adults on hand so you can guide your budding chefs, and still have time to visit the Bluebell railway for a train ride (or other local attractions).

We will also be hosting a special Nature’s first aid workshop for the whole family to enjoy a walk in our lovely countryside and learn what nature provides for our first aid and health needs.

This special tailored week is great value for money, 3 days of activities where all you need to bring is your family ready to get involved and explore the outdoors in a variety of ways. Please note this price is for a supplement, you will need to make a camping booking and provide all your own food*. Camping costs £10 per adult/per night, £5 per child/per night (4-16yrs, 3yrs and under are free).

* Arrival and departure days are flexible, if you wanted to arrive on the Monday and leave one person setting up camp while you join in the activities that would work well, or arrive Sunday for a night to get settled in and explore the campsite. Departure days are flexible. You can camp which ever days you choose, and join in with all or any activities. The price remains the same.

£15 per child, babes in arms are free of charge.

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Arrive and set up if you wish - check in from 2pm.

Morning

Craft and Cake - let the kids craft while you eat homemade cake (purchased for a reasonable price!)

Morning

Outside with Bea (forest school inspired activities)

Morning

Wild food, campfire cooking and wild tea drinking with Bea and Alice. we’ll forage for your tea ingredient!

 

Free Play

Day

Pack up and say goodbye. Check out is 11am

 

Afternoon

Herbal first aid workshop

Afternoon

Communal soup made over the fire

Afternoon

Outside with Bea (forest school inspired activities)

Why not visit a local attraction?

 
 

6.30pm Stories in the Tipi. Bring a blanket and teddy.

6.30pm

Songs and stories in the tipi. Bring your singing voices,Blankets and teddy’s!

5.30pm

Songs and Stories in the Tipi. Bring your singing voices, blankets and teddy’s!

6.30pm Stories in the Tipi. Bring a blanket and teddy.

 

 

How to book onto the Little Wowo Weeks

Select which week you want to join us and book your camping from which ever day you feel you want to arrive for how ever number of days you wish to camp (if there is a particular Little Wowo activity you want to attend make sure you are booked to camp with us for that day).

Then add the Little Wowo Week supplement to your booking, which will appear with the long list of activities that is available around that date.  Choose the number of places you want to secure for your little wowo’s, Price is £15 per child. Adults and babes in arms are free.  

See you in July or September with your Little Wowo's

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Herbal first Aid practical workshop, walk and talk - with Alice Bettany

Come along to pick up some practical tips for herbal first aid....We will go for a short foraging walk and meet some of the local plants that grow abundantly all over the UK. Basic botany skills will be introduced and clear tips on how to safely identify these common 'weeds' again.  With our harvest and some additional materials back at camp we will learn several different first aid applications ideal for both on-the-hoof use as well as a more prepared situation with a well stocked herbal first aid kit.  You will go away with a list of ingredients, as well as instructions for use, to compile your very own herbal first aid kit yourself at home. We will also make one product together for you to take home.  Please bring a notepad and pen, maybe a camera to take photos of the plants for future ID purposes, suitable clothing/footwear for cold/hot/wet weather and uneven terrain, plus a drink.  

 

Little Wowo’s will be running a few workshops over the year

 

Tuesday 24th July

9.30-11am - Little wowo’s; Happy Hoglets (age 0-3/4yrs)

1.30-3pm - Little wowo’s; Busy Bees (age 4-7yrs)

 

Tuesday 7th August

9.30-11am - Little wowo’s; Happy Hoglets (age 0-3/4yrs)

1.30-3pm - Little wowo’s; Busy Bees (age 4-7yrs)

 

Tuesday 21st August

9.30-11am - Little wowo’s; Happy Hoglets (age 0-3/4yrs)

1.30-3pm - Little wowo’s; Busy Bees (age 4-7yrs)

 

Saturday 22nd September

9.30-11am - Little wowo’s; Happy Hoglets (age 0-3/4yrs)

1.30-3pm - Little wowo’s; Busy Bees (age 4-7yrs)

 

Saturday 20th October

10am-11.30am - Little Wowo’s - Combined age range (0-7yrs)

 

Happy Hoglets - Preschool (age 0- 3/4) £12 p/child

(Did you know the name of a baby hedgehog is called a Hoglet? Cute!)

A forest school inspired workshop for families with preschool aged children.

Forest School encourages children to explore their own innate learning in the great outdoors.

We will explore the woodland around us, use natural materials for games, craft and cooking. We will have a fire pit where the children can learn about simple fire by friction lighting techniques as well as fire safety.

Please dress for the outdoors whatever the weather (warm clothes, waterproofs) and bring a snack and a drink.

Children aged 0-2 must be accompanied by one adult. Children aged 3-4yrs; parents can stay and engage if they wish or stay for the beginning introductions then part when the child is content with the activities.

*Please state the age of the children in the additional comments box on the payment page* Babes in arms accompanying an older sibling are free.

Busy Bees - Reception + Key stage one (age 4-7) £12 p/child

A forest school inspired workshop for children ages 4-7yrs in reception and key stage one. We will explore the woodland around us, encourage the children in responsible risk-taking, use the natural world for games, craft and cooking. We will have a fire pit where the children can learn about simple fire by friction lighting techniques as well as fire safety.

Please dress for the outdoors whatever the weather (warm clothes, waterproofs) and bring a snack and a drink.

The forest school ethos is about time spent in nature with a higher than normal ratio of adult to child to maximise the connection the children can experience to the great outdoors. For this reason spaces are limited. One parent can stay and engage if they wish or stay for the beginning introductions then part when the child is content with the activities.

Little Wowo’s is the creation of Bea who works in our reception office. She has two under five’s herself and is keen for the smallest of humans as well as their parents to be in the outdoors, exploring the natural world around us and experiencing life through outdoor fun. Bea asked Alice to be involved with Little Wowo’s as they have undergoing their forest school training together in 2018 and Alice is a fountain of knowledge and Bea’s inspiration to get connected with nature again in her adult life.

They both undertook their forest school training with Circle of Life Rediscovery.

 

Bea Gough’s Bio

Bea likes blackcurrant jam with her damper bread and spends as much time as she can using foraged goods to cook and bake up treats with her two little wowo’s at home. With her forest school training she would like to set up a regular forest school for adults with additional needs (she has worked and studied in this field more many years) in the local area, as well as spend time in the woods with all the little wowo’s that come camping.

Alice Bettany’s Bio

Alice has been running Workshops at Wowo since 2010, A selfish act driven out of her own yearning to attend these workshops herself and a great opportunity to deepen her own connection to the land she was raised on.  The master forager Anna Richardson became and remains a dear friend and mentor to Alice, for which she is eternally grateful.  Alice went on to deepen her own bushcraft skills by attending the year long survival course called Trackways which culminated in a 4 day survival quest in the Pyrenees.  She was so inspired by the plants that she also underwent a 3yr full time Herbalism course at The College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and is now a qualified Herbalist and Naturopath.  Her passion is to empower and inspire kids and families to help themselves stay healthy through the abundance of nature's medicine around us.  Alice sees patients from a shepherds hut at Wowo as well as a clinic in Halland called Sussex treatment rooms and at About Balance in Brighton.

Alice has been working with young children (3-7yrs) in nature on the Monthly Mentoring programme for the last 4yrs where she has learnt a lot from working as part of this team.  

Alice acknowledges that the children of the world are our future and enjoys the co-adventuring, seeing through young eyes as much as they do. "No one will protect what they don't care about; And no one will care about what they have not experienced"  David Attenborough

She host's wild medicine walks and workshops for all ages, including a herbal home-ed programme in the East Sussex area.  

Alice grows alot of her own herbs at her herb garden at Wowo and has started an innovative herb box scheme. The grown and foraged herbs are turned into seasonal products, and herb box subscribers get quarterly herbal goodies with all the information on how to recreate that product again themselves. For information about herb garden volunteer days, Community supported herbalism etc see her website: http://www.sacredseeds.org/