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holiday camps

holiday camps

We are very excited to let you know that our fantastic Summer Holiday clubs are now on sale! They will be running for 4 weeks from Mon 22nd July 2024 from  Mondays - Thursdays at the beautiful Westbury Wildlife Park Foundation, Trym Rd, BS9 3ET.  The days will run from 9am -15.00pm and we will have a new and exciting theme for your children to enjoy each day! 

The cost will be £37.50 for the day.

Holiday camp themes!

Mon 22nd July and Mon 5th August - Magical woodland days

We'll be whittling our own wands, making mythical  creatures of out clay, creating nature crowns and stirring up our own woodland potions. Not to mention toasting over the fire some wicked treats!

 

Tues 23rd July and Tues 6th August - Learn Woodwork

On these days we'll be crafting using wood and clay! We'll be using the bow saw, hammers, peelers and drills to create dream catchers, medals, elder jewellery, bows and arrows and more.

 

Wed 24th July and Wed 7th August - Art and sculpture days!

The children will be creating their own paints, doing hapa zome printing, flower pressing and making large collaborative nature inspired artwork and structures.  We'll be face painting and cooking snacks on the fire.

 

Thurs 25th July and Thurs 8th August - Wildlife Wonderers

Join us for a guided nature walk through Westbury Wildlife Park. We'll be creating our own bug hotels, building a giant web, and creating clay bugs will all be on offer. There will be plenty of opportunity for bug hunting too, as well as cooking on the fire.

 

Mon 29th July and Mon 12th August - Forest Chefs

On these days we'll be learning how to cook on the fire. The children will start off by learning about fire safety before whittling a stick and toasting their own snack on the fire. During the morning they'll have the chance to prepare and toast their own dessert. We'll head out foraging in the afternoon and use nature bounties to brew up our own tea! There will also be plenty of forest activities on offer and the chance to cook up a storm in the mud kitchen.

Tues 30th July and Tues 13th August - Forest navigator days!

We'll starting by toasting a snack on the fire.  The children will then saw their own compasses and create their own maps.  We'll use our newfound navigation skills to go geo caching on an adventure.  We'll use the clues to find the treasure at the end of the trail! 

 

Wed 31st July and Wed 14th August - Eco legends

We'll be learning all about our environment, the plants and habitats of Westbury Wildlife Park and how to save and protect it. We'll be making our own seed bombs and nature pledges. After cooking our snacks we'll be doing a litter pick of the local area, making bug hotels, and repurposing materials into useful items. 

 

Thurs 1st August and Thursday 15th August -  Forest explorers and shelter building! 

Learn all the skills you'll need to survive in the wild. We'll be lighting fires, building shelters and navigating to new areas of the woods.  The children will work together to create their own giant base camp.

example holiday camp timetable

9am - Arrive and cook a snack over the fire together with new friends

9:25am - 12pm - Play, make and create! Each day a different forest theme will be running.  We'll be doing woodwork, creating wands, making potions, whittling, bug hunting, slack lining, stream strolling and mud kitchen playing.  The children will have the chance to use real tools and build dens.  Each day will be themed around a children's area of interest with an adult themed activity for the children to get involved with. This can be anything from creating their own dream catchers or bow and arrows, or learning how ot light a fire.

12pm - All come together for packed lunches in the log circle

12:45pm - Time for an explore!  We go on a guided nature walk/ adventure through to Baddocks Wood stopping at the playground on the way.  The children can enjoy a stream walk, climbing up the hilly banks, den building and much more!

2:15pm - Make our way back to Westbury Wildlife Park for a final play of the day in our woodland camp. A chance for some group games and campfire songs before collection time.

3pm - Children head home happy, muddy and ready for a rest.

CAMP ESSENTIALS

We will be outdoors all day, every day, come rain or shine! To ensure campers are comfortable and prepared, please bring the following items to camp, labelled with your child's name and leave valuables at home:

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers 

  • Wellies or sturdy footwear

  • Packed lunch

  • Complete change of clothes in a small backpack

  • Reusable water bottle, full of water

For thorough details on what to wear for camp see our recommended kit list here.  We aim to bring you happy, tired children at the end of each day who have had a fantastic time in the forest. In order to ensure we keep your children happy please ensure children are dressed appropriately or with waterproof clothing during rainy days. There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing... dress them well and they will have a great time!

Lunch

Please provide a packed lunch for your child.  We provide a hot snack that the children will prepare and cook on the fire themselves. 

Saying Goodbye

We understand that this is a camp for young children and leaving Mummy and Daddy can be a difficult experience (sometimes more so for Mums and Dads, then the little ones!). Due to the nature of the camp, we can’t allow parents to accompany their children as we find it affects the dynamic of the camp and it can make it harder for those children whose parents are unable to stay.  In the event of high winds or lightning; we will contact parents to collect their children or in the event that children cannot be collected, we will evacuate the site and will transport children back to a safe area.

BOOKINGS AND CANCELLATIONS

If you need to cancel your child’s place, then please let us know right away. If we can resell the booking then you will receive a refund minus £5 admin fee. Cancellations made on the day or less than 2 weeks before camp starts are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. For any questions or queries about holiday camps please email holidaycamps@littlefoxesforest.co.uk

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feedback from our april holiday camps: 

"Our daughter had the best time at the Holiday Club in April 2024. There is no other holiday club that she would rather be at in the world. This is no surprise to us as she loved attending Little Foxes Nursery and Pre-School from autumn 2019 until summer 2021, when she started school. If she could have carried on at Little Foxes forever then she would have… We love all the staff and to have a nursery with no turnover of staff is incredible — demonstrates the commitment and love of the people working there and this shines through for the benefit of all the children. Can’t say enough good things about both the holiday club and the nursery / pre-school. Best start to life possible. So grateful to Little Foxes.

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