When: 13th – 15th February 2018
Where: Painshill, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1JE
£: Costs £40 per day (advanced booking is required)
What is it?
This February half term, children aged 8 to 13 years can enjoy the outdoors at Painshill, as they host their Wild Woodland Camp.
The camp will enable children to discover and explore the outdoors in a safe and inspiring environment over the half term. Painshill’s camps offer outdoor activities in the surrounding forest and landscapes, where children can run, climb and play; all whilst making friends and developing practical woodland skills.
A big part of the camp is to encourage social skills and team work. So there will be lots of opportunities for children to make new friends.
The Wild Woodland Camp programme is as follows:
Cosy Dens (Tuesday 13th February)
Scout out the perfect woodland spot to build a cosy den before lighting your own fire to toast marshmallows. Gather around a big camp fire to warm up your lunches and keep cosy with a hot drink. Explore the woods, find secret paths and forgotten tracks on a wild scavenger hunt, with a chance to win treasure.
Winter Feast (Wednesday 14th February)
A day for playing games and making tasty treats. Journey deep into the woods for a morning of exciting wild woodland games and team challenges. Camouflage yourself into the forest with extreme hide and seek, capture the flag and other forest favourites. Build a roaring fire in the outdoor kitchen, to cook-up treats including toffee apples, popcorn and campfire doughnuts. Mix yourself a hot chocolate or babycino (with extra marshmallows).
Winter Bushcraft (Thursday 15th February)
After spending the morning in the woods exploring, gathering, foraging and tracking animals, you can get down to a creative afternoon of bushcraft. You will have the opportunity to use tools under 1:1 supervision with a Forest School and bushcraft trained instructor to make items out of wood, including mallets, tent pegs and toys. There will also be a chance to have a go working with willow, cord, wool and weaving, or to build shelters using rope and tarps.
Painshill is an award-winning 18th century landscape garden, which was created between 1738 and 1773 by the Hon. Charles Hamilton. The 158 acre garden has something for everyone and has undergone significant restoration in recent years. The Visitor Centre, which was opened in 2001, welcomes around 100,000 visitors every year. Painshill currently has over 2,000 members and is supported by over 100 volunteers.
Painshill is one of Europe’s most important landscape gardens and represents the vision of an English gentleman. Inspired by Renaissance art and his Grand Tours across Europe, Charles Hamilton created a sequence of breath-taking and surprising vistas. The landscapes form living works of art into which Hamilton placed follies for dramatic effect. Painshill Park Trust, a registered charity, was formed in 1981 to restore the landscape garden, now Grade I Listed.
More info: www.painshill.co.uk