Curriculum topics available: Plants, Animals including humans, Living things and habitats, Ecology and environment, Minibeasts, Habitats.Mini beast hunts; pond dipping, animal tracking, biodiversity mapping, flora and fauna sessions with trained Ecologists.
Up to 50 students.
No, we have outdoor learning spaces only and undercover sitting areas and shelters.
Yes, but no wheelchair access currently.
Yes . Staff have many years experience and specialist staff are approved practitioners for Therapeutic Interventions for working outdoors with SEND children.
Lymley Wood is a Community Interest Company, re investing back into the venue to help disadvantaged or vulnerable children access the provision. Our site is based in an ancient woodland and meadow and is designed with children and young people in mind. Our staff are experienced teachers, youth workers and forest school leaders. We know that spending time in nature has Transformative Power and we insist on the venue being screen and phone free to help enable connection to the natural world. We give the children new experiences and promoting a You Can Do It attitude. Our 3 acre site is private, secure, very beautiful and non threatening and our highly experienced staff encourage adventure, trying new things and learning new skills. We only have one school group at any time providing a very safe exclusive access environment.
We embrace Reflection Time after activities and at the end of day around the campfire where positive reinforcement and peer praise is encouraged. Your children will make memories, laugh a lot and have amazing things to tell families that they have achieved after a stay at Lymley Wood.
"I took a small group of year 6 boys to Lymley Woods for a camping and activity trip as their own school trip had been cancelled due to COVID. They had so much fun, and it really lifted their spirits and gave them an outdoor adventure to remember!
The site was fantastic for them, big enough to explore the many activities and nature and small enough to be safe and easy to manage.
The highlights for us were the fantastic fully fitted camp kitchen in the woods, the peaceful (huge) oak lined meadow which in the dusk, with sunlight streaming through the trees, was beuautiful as we all sat around a camp fire. The quality of connection with each other and nature was evident.
For the boys, the adventure trail, night walk, fire-lighting, bush-craft...was all exciting and they learnt lots! They also made a natural shelter where some of them slept out and with no screens, they played and enjoyed a real back-to-nature experience.
We had such fun and Mel was very supportive and had such a passion for the woods, that shone through. Well worth a look/ chat to her to find out what is possible - its a gem of a place!"
Helen Zeida Pupils from schools in Hove
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