The Gruffalo Parent & Child Woodland Session 18m-8yrs

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Seeley Copse

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PO18 8DW

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Tuesday 30th July

10am - 12pm or 1.30-3.30pm


Seeley Copse, Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex, P018 8DW

Age range:

Parent/carer and child morning for ages 18m to 8 years. Parents and siblings aged under 18 months attend for free.

The fun to be had....?

"A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood"...... come with us on an adventure and discover the Gruffalo trail through the woods, find where the fox, owl, snake and mouse live and we'll read the story under the old Yew tree deep in the woods!

"You'll taste good on a slice of bread" said the Gruffalo.....Gruffalo tails taste good too! We'll use tools to whittle sticks and cook curly pastry tails over the fire to enjoy with home-made jam or our local honey...yum...yum... and we won't leave the adults out, they'll be home-made Gruffalo crumble to enjoy!

Let's get creative and fill the forest with lots of tree Gruffalo faces made with clay, twigs, cones and leaves or you may want to make your favourite Gruffalo character to take home.

Finally, have a go at sawing a wooden disc to decorate with your favourite Gruffalo character and make into your very own woodland necklace.

If thats not enough...

Then why not....

Spend some time playing and exploring our woodland site, swing in the hammock, practise your balancing skills on our giant woodland balance beam and have a go on the swing.

We'll finish our session enjoying some marshmallows toasted over the fire, hot chocolate or squash before it's time to go home...all worn out.


Child tickets £14.00 includes all craft items to take home, drink and marshmallows.

Children under 18 months attend for free when accompanied by a full paying child.

Please contact us with any questions about the morning at woodlandwondersforestschool@gmail.com

What to bring and wear?

Please wear appropriate outdoor clothes for the time of year, waterproofs and sturdy outdoor footwear if necessary. Please wear long trousers even if the weather is hot and suncream and a hat as the sun can burn even through the tree canopy. We do provide snacks and a drink, but please feel free to send an extra drink for your child.


What to wear?

All participants are advised to wear appropriate outdoor clothes and outdoor footwear for woodland terrains, warm clothes and wet weather clothes if necessary.

What happens if the weather is bad?

We will continue the session in most weathers and will put up tarps for shelter if there is risk of rain.

Who are running the sessions and what are your ratio's?

We run our sessions to a high adult to child ratio aiming for a 1:5 ratio. Your session will be run by a forest school level 3 trained leader who is outdoor first aid certified, plus our regular volunteers, ensuring your child has enough time to learn how the skills needed for each activity available and at a pace that is suited to their individual needs. All our volunteers and forest school leaders hold current and relevant DBS certificates. These can be produced on request.

Where is Seeley Copse?

Seeley Copse is a private copse owned by Goodwood Estates, designed for educational use and forest school experiences.

What are the facilities?

We have use of basic compost toilets, running water and hand washing facilities. There is also a large free car park for numerous vehicles.

My child has food allergies

If your child has food allergies, please let us know in advance so we can discuss your child's individual needs and that we can cater for them on the day.

Your information and how we use it

At time of booking we require some information about you and your child, for example allergies, alternative needs or special requirements, first aid, email and emergency contact phone number. This information is only kept for the duration of the course or event and your contact number will only be used by us in the event of an emergency arising with your child or if we need to contact attendees prior to the event to give extra information. If you consent for us to use your email to contact about future events, this will only be used by Woodland Wonders (we do not pass these details onto any other 3rd party) and will be used only to send details of other events run by Woodland Wonders that we think you may be interested in. If you consent for photos to be used, these will only be used for our facebook page, website and promotional purposes only and are not passed onto anyone else. If you no longer want us to contact you this way, please email us and we will remove you from our emailing list.woodlandwondersforestschool@gmail.com

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