So last friday we had a mini road trip to Bristol, which to be fair is only 45 minutes away and we love popping over to that side of the bridge especially for something as fun as a morning spent in the forest with some other lovely bloggers and Wild Foresters the organisers of the Halloween themed Forest school morning.
The venue - Wraxell Piece Woodland can be quite tricky to find and it did take a few people a while to get there but once we had all arrived it was only a short work to the little outdoor classroom which already had a small campfire going. The children were then handed some sheets with various objects to find such as sticks, pumpkin colour leafs, twigs etc and Mr A really enjoyed this mini challenge before having some biscuits and marshmallows around the fire.
For those who don't know much about Forest School basically it's very popular in places like Denmark which have shown that going out into the forest at a young age on a regular basis is a very healthy and positive thing to do as well as the perfect place to learn about nature and your surroundings as well as literacy, maths and various skills.
The session only lasted around an hour and a half but it gave a lot of opportunities of the children to run around and play under some stick dens, take part in a mini treasure hunt, collect sticks and basically enjoy nature. After our lovely morning in the woods we decided to head over to Ashton Court were the kids played for hours, it was one of those blissful days full of simple pleasures and it was lovely to catch up with Adele, Carolin and Liska.
Wild Foresters are running some lovely Halloween theme days during half term for children from 2-8yrs old and from just the short time we spent with them I recommend this as it's a wonderful way to spend a day outdoors having fun, they also do Kids birthdays which I am going to keep in mind for next year.