School holidays are the best time for children to be out and about. We run holiday activity camps in our natural woodland setting in both easter and summer school holidays. Children have fun around the campfire, engage with nature, get some fresh air and have lots of laughter with a bit of risky play. Join us for a day from 9am till 3pm – or even better for the whole week!

Providing a safe and supportive environment for children to explore the world and themselves, while learning new skills. Forest Schooled children grow in confidence, self esteem and maturity and are better able to communicate.

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Activity Camps

What are activity camps?

Children aged from 4 years up to 13 years attend a mixed-age group camp. Younger children are nurtured within the group and older children can develop their teamwork and leadership skills.

Activities can include:

  • Shelter building

  • Crafting from natural materials

  • Environmental art

  • Treasure and Scavenger hunts

  • Exploring and bug hunting

  • Safe fire making and campfire cooking

  • Using tools and green woodwork

  • Lots of fun and games!

Activity camps FAQ's

Ages


This is a mixed-age group camp where nuturing and providing activities for all ages is our focus. We recommend children aged from 4 years can attend our activity days and there is no age limit, children are never too old to have fun and learn new skills in the woods, we regularly have children aged between 4-13 in our groups. We do accept registrations from our 3 year old children that attend our Nature Kindergarten in Farley Mount.




Charges and cancellation policy


There is a set fee of £40 per child per day which is from 9am - 3pm. We can also provide a campfire hot dog lunch for £3.50 which includes fruit and campfire snacks throughout the day. To book a place on our activity camp you can register online and payment will be taken to secure your booking using Paypal. We do accept payment by childcare vouchers but you will still need to register online and choose this method of payment at checkout. We then ask for payment within a week via childcare vouchers otherwise your space will be released back into the system. Refunds are available up until 1 week before the date you have booked, if we have a waitlist and can replace your booking then we will issue you a refund. There is no refund if you cancel within a week and we can't fill the space. If we have to cancel the event for any reason you can be refunded or offered another date. Cancellation would be necessary if there is a yellow weather warning for strong wind or wind gusts, or if a severe storm with lightening is forecast. If you would like further information on bookings please contact sam@mylittleexplorers.co.uk




Session information


We run various activity dates during the Easter, Summer and Autumn half term. The locations we use are private woodlands, either in Ampfield, our Nature Kindergarten setting in Farley Mount or at our new site in Toothill, Romsey. Children are dropped off at 9am and picked up at 3pm. We start the day with a team building talk introducing the children to boundaries and safety through fun games, pointing out available activiites, tasks and challenges! It's then up to the children to initiate what they would like to do but with so much to explore and friends to make there is never a dull moment!!




Clothing and kit


It can get chilly in the woods, even when the sun is shining! Children need to wear appropriate clothing for the weather forecast that day, plus an extra jumper or two! Sturdy shoes or wellies, long trousers, long-sleeved tops are essential protection against stinging nettles, rough wood and ticks. If rain is forecast please do make sure waterproofs are provided for your child.




Food


Children can either bring their own packed lunch and snacks or we can provide a hot dog lunch with fruit and rice cakes available throughout the day. We are always cooking on the campfire so no one ever goes hungry! we are very aware of allergies and intollerances so if notified in advance can provide the right food for everyone. NO NUTS PLEASE in your child's lunch box due to allergies.




Policies & Procedures


We have a lot of Policies and Procedures as you would expect, please just ask if you wish to see or understand any part of our business. All sites and activities are risk assessed and the appropriate Insurance obtained. There will always be at least one qualified Forest School leader and first aider and all staff are DBS checked. It is not safe to operate in high winds or stormy weather with Met office warnings. If we have to cancel a date due to bad weather you will be offered a refund or credit for another date.





“Freddie can't wait for the school holidays and activity camp. He particularly loves making dens and playing capture the flag. He even found dinosaur bones!”

—  Sue B

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Our locations

Forest Kindergarten & Mini Explorers

Farley Mount Road, Winchester

SO21 2JG

tel: 07909 063311

Activity camps, parties & Fun in the Forest group

Ampfield Woods, nr. St. Marks Church

SO51 9BU

tel: 07909 063311

Headquarters

Hillside Cottage, Toothill Road

Romsey, SO51 9LN

tel: 07909 063311

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