Woodland Wakeup believes that having a healthy connection to the natural world (where humans evolved as a species over thousands of years) is a birth right of all and that all kids deserve to get out for regular nature play! 

Kids that spend more time in nature become happier, more balanced adults so we want to get as many families out to play as possible. 

We understand that in todays’ busy society, people are juggling many areas of their lives and use screens, gaming, internet and social media as a way of distracting the kids. Often getting the family outdoors may feel like an extra job to do when ‘to do’ lists are so long…

Woodland Wakeup can help! Our ‘Family FUNdamentals’ sessions follow many of the Forest School principles and get folks out for adventures in nature. 

Working together, family groups can do activities like build fires and shelters safely, learn how to use different tools and make natural crafts, explore the woods and play together, have a go on (and learn how to put up) tightropes and rope swings, be nature detectives investigating the flora and fauna of the area… 

Our outdoor sessions have countless benefits for everyone and we have found that families start going out more into nature together as a result of taking part.

As well as other benefits (please see KIDS and ADULTS pages for more info), our sessions can empower families:

  • by increasing parental confidence and willingness to get their family out to play 
  • as they benefit from spending time with the healing power of nature 
  • as relationships between family members are enhanced as they explore new places and have adventures together  
  • to get into healthy life habits of engaging in regular time outdoors together 

The biggest barrier to children having a connection to the natural world is parental attitudes and behaviour. Many parents fear the natural world and pass this onto their children or they simply don’t value the importance of regular nature time for healthy child development. 

We want to show families that getting off screens and out to play is not only great for their health but can also be super fun. 


To see what sessions we have coming up, please click here for our EVENTS page, speak to your local support worker (if you have one) about developing nature sessions for families in your area, or get in touch to discuss what we can do for your family.

Most of our sessions are fully funded, depending on the funding we have available. However, even at the few ‘payed for’ sessions, at least 20% of spaces are open to low-income families and individuals. Have a look at upcoming events to see if anything fits with your needs/interests and if not, get in touch to see what we can do for you and your community. 

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