LITTLE WOWOS WORKSHOP
LITTLE WOWO'S NATURE INSPIRED WEEK & WORKSHOPS FOR 0-5 YEAR OLDS
LITTLE WOWO'S WEEK
Monday 12th to Thursday 15th June 2023
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. Enjoy forest school inspired activities and family workshops and still have time to visit the Bluebell railway for a train ride (or other local attractions).
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), £5 per car, per night. Additional costs of buying your own wood for your campfire are not included.
*Arrival and departure days are flexible, if you want 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 whichever days you choose, and join in with all or any activities. The price remains the same. It’s a one off charge for all the activities (excluding the enchanted woods), whether any or all of the activities are attended or not.
£30 per family
This includes 2 adults & 2 kids 5 years and under, additional charges for older siblings of £5 per day, which can be paid in reception when you check in, please add a note on the camping booking page of the age of your child so we can accommodate them for the activities.
Monday 12th June
10am-12pm: Foraging walk with resident Herbalist and forager Alice Betony. Enjoy a gentle stroll around the farm, finding wild plants for food and medicine which we will process after lunch together. This will be a sensory, hands-on experience, smelling & nibbling on the wild plants as we find them.
Meet by reception. Bring a packed lunch if you wish, we will end this session in Bigwood, share our packed lunch together with a story and then move into the afternoon session after.
12.30pm-2pm: Fireside cooking and Medicine making with Alice and Bea. Using the wild plants we gathered in the morning as well as some dried herbs you will all be guided how to make your own herbal tonics to take home and brew. A very simple yet hugely effective remedy which you can recreate easily at home to keep your family healthy through the seasons. We will also be using the wild plants we gathered to cook up some wild food over the fire to share as tasters and give you some new ideas of how to incorporate the wild weeds into your daily diets.
Meet in Bigwood 6-7pm: Tree songs with Anna Richardson from The Children’s Forest. Come and learn some glorious songs about trees and sing together around the fire, and get a chance to hear more about the inspiring children’s forest project. Date TBC, one eve this week this will run. Meet in the Tipi in Lower Moat field.
Tuesday 13th June
10-11.30am: Enchanted woods Fairy workshop. We have scheduled the very popular, Rainbow sparkle pants, Wowo’s very own resident fairy, to run her popular workshop. This workshop is a separately charged/booked option, NOT included in the Little Wowo’s ticket, costing £13.50 per child. You can book this at the same point as booking your camping and the little Wowo’s ticket.
Meet by the campsite reception 2-4pm: Forest school inspired session run by Laura.
Tuesday Forest school: Open Circle, Fire lighting, Green woodwork, Nature Crowns and some free resources (magnifying Glasses/ pots, mini beast hunt sheets, spotters books etc). Marshmallows / drink; Fire quenching and close.
Meet in Bigwood 6-7pm: Campfire story time with Bea. Meet in the Tipi in Lower Moat field.
Wednesday 14th June
9-11.30am: Forest school inspired session run by Laura.
Open Circle, Fire Lighting Clay faces / woodland folk / hedgehogs. Mini homes for the above / fairies
Den Building, Snack / drink. Free Resources as above.
2-4pm: Forest school inspired session run by Laura.
Open Circle (Check in) Hapazome, Muddy play (pots / Pans / Water), Nature Weaving. Free Resources as above, Marshmallows / drink. Fire Quenching and close.
Meet in Bigwood for both sessions.
Thursday 15th June
9-10am: Yoga Bananas – Childrens yoga (Designed more towards children) lead by Hellie.
Yoga through storytelling, songs and games. Introduction to breathing awareness and relaxation. A fun filled way for your children to explore the wonderful benefits of yoga. Meet in the Village area in Lower Moat field.
HOW TO BOOK ONTO THE LITTLE WOWO'S WEEKS
Head to our booking page and book your camping from whichever day you feel you want to arrive for however many number of nights you wish to camp. Many folks arrive on the Sunday night (11th June) and check out on the Thursday (15th June).
Click next steps, then select camping OR you could choose to come glamping with us as well. Once the accommodation option has been selected it will take you to the next page where you can select the supplement of the little Wowo’s event and if you wish to also book onto the Enchanted woods fairy workshop on Tuesday morning.
Click next step once the supplements have been chosen to follow through to the payment page. Full payment is taken at point of booking.
Refund Policy: 30 days notice or longer – 90% refunded. 15 – 29 days notice – 50% refunded. 14 days or less notice – No refund.
Any questions please contact Bea – [email protected]
THE HISTORY OF LITTLE WOWO'S
Little Wowo’s is the creation of Bea who works in the Wowo reception office, organizing the group camping and handling alot of the background logistics of helping the campsite to run smoothly. She has two girls in school 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 started Little Wowo’s in 2018 when her kids were young and this event has proved to be very popular, growing each year and bringing families together for social and educational experiences.
Bea & Alice are sisters, and co-own Wowo in partnership with their Brother Staff. Growing up together at Wowo, knowing the land well and both feeling very passionate about sharing the wild edges of Wowo with all of our guests. Bea asked Alice to be involved with Little Wowo’s as they underwent 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. Alice qualified as a herbalist in 2014, with a 10yr journey of learning about plants leading up to that point and has been teaching foraging and wild medicine, running a private practice and making potions ever since. Alice also works in the campsite office part time.
Red Fox Forest School with Laura: Come and join the adventures with Red Fox Forest School, we will be running a programme of activities aimed at the Early Years across 3 sessions during the week. We’ll be fire lighting, exploring tools with some green woodwork, getting crafty with crowns and clay and creative with hapazome and weaving, as well as having free play and exploration activities available for you to enjoy. We’ll finish each session by making nettle tea over the fire with marshmallow / digestive smores / baked apples or bananas (please advise of any allergies or dietary requirements).
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