Eden's Forest bushcraft days


Learning to love the outdoors

Eden’s Forest, is teaching local children where their food comes from and how to live in harmony with the countryside, at Farnley Estates.

The outdoor education provider hosted its first Holiday Club in October 2015 in Hey Wood and, since that time, demand for Eden Forest’s courses has grown.

“It’s all about getting kids back to nature, having adventures and learning to love the outdoors. We teach them fun things like bushcraft and tracking skills, in the context of caring for the environment,” said Adam Waterman, Eden’s Forest Founder.

Educational activity is something that Farnley Estates is keen to encourage on its land. Paul Sykes, Director, said:

More and more studies are showing the benefits of outdoor education on physical and mental wellbeing. Working with Eden’s Forest has shown that there’s a real demand for outdoor education in this area and that Farnley Estates can provide these much needed facilities.

“As well as Eden’s Forest, several local schools already use our land for woodland walks, and science and nature lessons. In the future, we hope to encourage more schools and educational establishments to take advantage of the outdoor education opportunities we can offer.

Eden’s Forest is hosting family bushcraft days on 11 and 12 August 2016. Booking is now open to children aged seven to 14 years, for Eden’s Forest’s summer holiday sessions. The Holiday Clubs will run weekdays from Monday 15 August to Friday 26 August, 9am to 4pm see www.edensforest.co.uk for more information.