Our theme for this full day in the woods is the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) in honour of the legendary children's author Roald Dahl.
Imagine entering Giant Country, a world where magic is possible, but beware the fearsome Fleshlumpeater and loathsome Bloodbottler giants. The children can pretend to be friendly giants, creating dream catchers and heading off to Dream Country to catch some dreams. We will create a giant HQ and use the ancient Japanese art of Hapa Zome to make flags to decorate it. If that doesn't keep you busy we always have the old favourites of bug hunting, den building. All this will be rounded off with a (non- snozzcumber) snack, a 'whizpopping'frobscottle drink and some giant inspired stories around the campfire.
Please contact Jemma Robinson 07581 067 365
or at firstname.lastname@example.org
All participants must bring a packed lunch.
Sessions take place in all weather so appropriate clothing is essential.
Tortworth Forest Centre is based at Tortworth Arboretum, Wotton-Under-Edge, a historically and culturally rich woodland in South Gloucestershire.
The arboretum is a 20 acre site once owned by the Ducie family, part of the original Tortworth Estate. The arboretum trees were planted by the third Earl of Ducie, Henry John Moreton, from 1853 onwards, complementing the existing ancient trees spread across the Tortworth Estate parkland. He continued this until his death in 1921.
The arboretum is currently being lovingly restored for community use by Tortworth Forest Centre.