November Family Forest Day – Emo Woods

This November in the woods you can expect to explore the woodland through games, to take part in a shelter building challenge, to craft using natural materials and to have some time for free exploration.

My aim is to help children and families to reconnect with the natural environment in a fun and meaningful way – through activities such as games, nature crafts, bug hunts, awareness trails, species identification, scavenger hunts, learning about uses of natural materials and many other Forest School inspired activities.

The main aim, as always, is to have fun in nature!

Where? Emo Park Woods, Co. Laois (Opposite Emo Court)

Date: Sunday November 17th, 2019

Start time: 11am
Finish time: 2pm

PLEASE NOTE:
Activities are aimed at children aged 6-12 years, however younger/older are welcome when accompanying a sibling.

Cost:
€10 per person (adults and children)
Only one parent per family pays and grandparents go free too! Babies and toddlers <2 free.

Booking HERE

September Family Forest Day – Emo

This September we will be exploring the woodland in the Autumn. We will experiment with natural ink, as well as other woodland resources people in the past would have used.

My aim is to help children and families to reconnect with the natural environment in a fun and meaningful way – through activities such as games, nature crafts, bug hunts, awareness trails, species identification, scavenger hunts, learning about uses of natural materials and many other Forest School inspired activities.

The main aim, as always, is to have fun in nature!

Where? Emo Park Woods, Co. Laois (Opposite Emo Court)

Date: Sunday September 22nd, 2019

Start time: 11am
Finish time: 2pm

PLEASE NOTE:
Activities are aimed at children aged 6-12 years, however younger/older are welcome when accompanying a sibling.

Cost:
€10 per person (adults and children)
Only one parent per family pays and grandparents go free too! Babies and toddlers <2 free.

Please note that due to the small group size, your place cannot be secured until payment is received.

Garda Vetted, valid Outdoor 1st Aid Certificate held and fully insured.

Booking form – here

Halloween Camp Tullamore

Halloweeny forest fun in Tullamore this October 29th-31st! Expect games, challenges, potions and dens, spooky crafts and fire for brew.

Start time: 11am
Finish time: 3pm

Cost:
First child €70 for three days
Additional siblings €60 for three days.

Family prices are offered on the basis of siblings of the same family attending.
Suitable age of children 8-13 years.

Places are very limited in order to keep group size small: the maximum number of children in attendance is 12, with two adults present at all times.

For further details and booking form click here

Autumn 2019 Nature after school clubs – booking open

Junior and Senior groups

This Autumn, we are delighted to bring you two after school groups in Clondarrig Community Farm, Portlaoise.

Thursdays (10-14yrs)

On Thursdays, we invite young people aged 10-14 to join us in the small woodland and its surroundings fields. We will be exploring nature’s bounty with activities such as cooking wild foods on a fire we made; learning about the safe use and the maintenance of hand tools used for woodcrafts; there will be bushcraft; and we’ll be exploring signs of animals living in this area – and much more.

Dates:
September 19th 4.30-6.30pm
September 26th 4.30-6.30pm
October 3rd 4.30-6.30pm
October 10th 4.30-6.30pm
October 17th 4.30-6.30pm
October 23rd 4.30-6.30pm

Fridays (6-9yrs)

Fridays are dedicated to 6-9 year old children – we’ll be exploring nature through games and challenges, arts and crafts, bug hunts and searching for clues of other wild animals. We will also learn how to safely light and extinguish a fire and how to recognise and some of the edible plants in the area. There will also always be time for free play to simply enjoy spending time in nature with your friends.

Dates:
September 20th 4.30-6.30pm
September 27th 4.30-6.30pm
October 4th 4.30-6.30pm
October 11th 4.30-6.30pm
October 18th 4.30-6.30pm
October 24th 4.30-6.30pm

More details and booking here:

Senior Group (10-14yrs) Information and booking

Junior Group (6-9yrs) Information and booking

June Emo Family Forest Day

Come and explore the woods with us through games, challenges, crafts, and free exploration.

My aim is to help children and families to reconnect with the natural environment in a fun and meaningful way – through activities such as games, nature crafts, bug hunts, awareness trails, species identification, scavenger hunts, learning about uses of natural materials and many other Forest School inspired activities.

The main aim, as always, is to have fun in nature!

Where? Emo Park Woods, Co. Laois (Opposite Emo Court)

Date: Sunday June 16, 2019

Start time: 11am
Finish time: 2pm

PLEASE NOTE:
Booking is ESSENTIAL as places are limited.

Activities are aimed at children aged 6-12 years, however younger/older are welcome when accompanying a sibling.

Cost:
€10 per person (adults and children)
Only one parent per family pays and grandparents go free too! Babies and toddlers <2 free.

Places are very limited in order to keep group size small. Please note that due to the small group size, your place cannot be secured until payment is received.

Garda Vetted, valid Outdoor 1st Aid Certificate held and fully insured.

If you have any queries please contact Barbara on 0872073121 or email reconnectwithnatureirl@gmail.com.

Please complete booking form to register

Tullamore Summer Camp

The Summer camp will take place in a private woodland area on the outskirts of Tullamore, Co. Offaly from 9.-11. July, 2019.

Each day will be filled with activities that help us reconnect with our natural environment. There will be games, nature craft activities, shelter building, wildlife tracking, bug hunts, species identification, awareness trails, scavenger hunts, bushcraft skills, and some wild food too.

The main aim, however, is to have fun in nature!

Start time: 11am
Finish time: 3pm

Cost:
First child €70 for three days
Additional siblings €60 for three days.

Suitable ages 8-12 years. Family prices are offered on the basis of siblings of the same family attending.

Book here

For queries contact Barbara reconnectwithnatureirl@gmail.com