All workshops are being hosted at Wilderness Wood for the foreseeable future! Stanmer park location is not being used for the time being……We will keep you posted on this!

The tickets are for children only, but adults do need to accompnay children on most events unless stated. Explorers and Saxon quest are two workshops that do not need adult supervision. Max 2 adults on all workshops.

No refunds given for workshops booked.

Wilderness wood is open everyday in the holidays and half terms. walks, trails, play glade and wilderness cafe as part of your ticket! 

We will meet opposite the cafe 10 minutes before the workshops starts in the shack!


  • October 23, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Have you discovered the Mud kitchen at Wilderness wood! When mud is properly prepared we can make the most delicious treats! I love the crunch of pine needles. You can use a stump as a counter a puddle makes a nice sink…Ovens are everywhere, under bushes, behind trees. Cooking utensils should wherever possible be made from something that (more…)


  • October 23, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Build a shelter ready to survive the wind and rain, light a campfire and enjoy cooking out lunch over the fire….Adult to accompany child/dren and join the adventure! Lighting a communal fire and have a go at the 60 seconds fire challenge…. Lunch menu: Please can everyone bring  chipolata sauasages, bread roll, and a picnic lunch/bottle (more…)


  • October 24, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop is being run by Mel an expert in Gruffalo Hunting! Find the secret path, discover the storytelling circle.  Come and share an adventure in the wilderness, Reading the story of the Gruffalo and letting the children getting involved, helping with the voices of the animals and actions to suit! This activity is about the adventure, (more…)


  • October 25, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  What to bring: Please make sure your child comes with a backpack – including appropriate clothing and shoes. A packed Lunch for the day and a bottle of water and snacks. We will be making a snack on the day over the fire – consent forms will be sent out to check dietary requirements. (more…)


  • October 26, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

When two little Pigs leave their home-made huts one morning, two very large friends move in- Moose and Bear. It’s very nice to have your friends stay, but not when they cause your home to collapse! The solution: build a house where all four of them can live together, little and big. With some help (more…)


  • October 26, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We will explore for natural materials to gather our light our fire as if we really do have to survive in the woods! Fire is about the most useful tool there is in the wilderness learn how to light and build a fire in a fun and practical way We will use a flint and (more…)


  • Ethical Taxidermy
    October 28, 2017
    10:30 am - 5:00 pm

The class takes students(age 18+yrs)  through Squirrel taxidermy,from corpse to cute ornament. You will be introduced to the process and techniques behind basic taxidermy by learning how to skin, prep, preserve and mount your Squirrel. Choose to pose your Squirrel in a naturalistic setting or be introduced to the art of anthropomorphism by giving your (more…)