A wonderful event for all the family that brings everyone together to relax, have fun and learn lots about nature and wilderness skills too. Children and teenagers spend a wonderful four days socialising with friends and wandering freely around this stunning site. They learn valuable life skills as well as developing a multitude of talents and leave feeling confident and excited to live their lives. Set in the most stunning woodlands and fields in the heart of Sussex, it is a joy that we look forward to each year.
We are currently working on the programme, here’s a sneak peak of what’s being prepared…
- Autumn Equinox celebrations – candles, stories, dancing, music and fun
- Home education support
- Confidence building for your children
- Organic and locally sourced food vendor
- British Sign Language (BSL) classes
- Ice Meditation
- (Massage and relaxation area) TBC
- Yoga classes
- Family talent show
- Camp fires
- Cooking work shops – wild, vegan, vegetarian
- Arts and crafts
- Night walks, star gazing and animal watches at dusk
- Bush craft and survival skills
- Fire craft – from basic fire craft skills through to fire by friction lessons and signal fire challenges (let’s see who can bring in a helicopter)
- Foraging, wild foods and medicines
- Knife craft – introductory classes, intermediate and more advanced carving skills
- Nature trails
- Woodland games
- Singing and ukulele lessons
- Cordage and bracelet making
- Sports and Really Wild Olympics
- Bread making
- Story telling
- Shelter and camp craft lessons
- Animal tracking and stalking lessons
We will have a few adjustments to make to ensure that we are following government and best practice guidance on social distancing and hygiene. If you have any queries on this matter please get in touch. More information will be announced closer to the festival date.
We will be posting up more information about classes and workshops soon. If you’d like to run a workshop or have any ideas for socially distanced games please let us know, come and chat with us on our Home Ed Facebook Page. Leas, one of our lovely local home ed parents, will be organising the timetable, you can also email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrive from 11am on Monday 21st Sept, and head to Lower Moat to set up your tents. The festival closes at 3.30pm on Thursday 24th September.