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What we do

  •  Forest School programmes for local primary and secondary schools

  • ISEND Family Nature Connection Days

  • Wild Vision Forest School for children with a Visual Impairment 

  • Sibling Service Nature Connection Days

  • Adult team-building sessions

  •  Birthday parties

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Reindeer making at Xmas
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About us

Both of us are:

  • Qualified level 3 Forest School leaders.

  • Qualified for First Aid outdoors.

  • Qualified teachers 

  • Penny (PGCE- secondary)

  • Helen (PGCE-primary)

  • Fully insured for all ages and forest school activities

  • Between us we have experience of setting up and implementing four forest schools in a range of settings - primary, secondary and an after school club.

Forest School

Discover more about the freedom of learning outside the classroom  and our forest school opportunities for local schools and community groups. 

Woodland Days

Our Woodland Days are available to schools and local groups. We can deliver a range of curriculum subjects in a very stimulating, ancient woodland. If you want to take your children outside the classroom to learn and discover more, click below.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your wild thing's birthday in the freedom of the woods.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more, please contact Helen or Penny.

Upcoming Events 2022

ISEND Family Nature Connection Days
Funded by The Welton Fund and  and the Lawson Endowment Fund at Sussex Community Foundation

Our next fully funded sessions are:
Sunday 22 May 2022
Saturday 4 June 2022
Sunday 25 September 2022
Saturday 22 October 2022
Saturday 19 November 2022
Saturday 3 December 2022
Saturday 14 January 2023​

Sunday 26 February 2023

Sessions are free for all members of the family. They are open to any families who have a child with SEND.
Please contact Penny Hotchkin on 07715627783 for bookings or email

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Exciting forest school sessions for children and young people with a Visual Impairment

Wilder Life Wellbeing CIC offer fully funded forest school sessions for children aged 5-16 with a Visual Impairment.

Wild Vision will continue as a monthly group. -The next 6 sessions are:
Monday 18th April 2022
Saturday 21st May 2022
Sunday 5th June 2022
Sunday 3rd July 2022
Saturday 17th September 2022

Saturday 8th October 2022

Saturday 5th November 2022

Saturday 10th December 2022

Saturday 7th January 2023

Saturday 4th February 2023

Saturday 11th March 2023

Sessions are free and run 9.30-12pm at Herstmonceux Castle Woods.


Please contact Helen Stringfellow on 07712 158410 or for bookings. 

Kindly funded by John Jackson Charitable Trust



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