0 - 14 Years
Join us for a full day of play and learning and get immersed in this fantastic arboretum. Each day will start with a short story and include games, craft activities and simple tool use such as whittling. You can visit and feed the goats, cook lunch over the open fire and round the day off with a story or songs around a campfire and a delicious hot chocolate or similar treat.
1 August - Robbers or King
Make a hobby horse/sock puppet, be the robbers or the king, adventure around your kingdom and discover what happened to the magical glass cupboard.
8 August - Woodland Hero
Make a magic wand like the hero of our story. Make Elder bead necklaces and a five minute fire.
15 August - Hunter gatherer
Learn the ways of the hunter. Make a bow and arrow or a catapult, forage and cook on the fire.
Booking essential. Please contact Jemma Robinson on
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.
Photo Credit: Tom Bridge Photography
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.