WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES

A selection of workshops and activities will be available during your stay. Detailed schedules will be posted on our website and on sign boards at our HQ. Activities will be carried out in accordance with government safety guidelines with regards to social distancing. 

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES

OUTDOOR CINEMA

Sun 16 Aug & Sun 23 Aug | Matinee and Evening Showings
Location: Wild HQ | Everyone Welcome

A Sunday afternoon matinee for children, and an evening showing for adults and families. Free for all, films TBA. Please maintains social distancing.

Wild Canvas Radio

Location: Wild HQ | See boards for schedules

Lazy afternoon DJ sessions. A selection of DJ friends will provide the musical nutrition at Wild HQ, this will be a gentle, summer soundtrack to your time here. There will be no music in the camping areas after 8pm.

PARADE OF THE SUPER HEROES

Sun 16 Aug & Sun 23 Aug| 14:00-15:30
Meet Location: Wild HQ | Everyone Welcome

Calling all super heroes out for a Sunday afternoon parade around Fernhill Farm, bringing that splash of energy and colour only super heroes can bring. Bring your finest outfits, get creative, everyone is welcome for this spectacular procession, kicking off around 2pm on Sunday 16th and Sunday 23rd of August. What will the sheep think of it all?

BUSHCRAFT – ALL AGES

18, 20, 22 Aug | 14:00-16:00
MEET AT CANYON HUB | GROUP SIZE: 10 ADULTS WITH MAX 2 CHILDREN EACH | BY DONATION

Ben Grey was trained by Ray Mears, and has spent over a decade delivering bush craft courses, wilderness experiences and expedition training for TV crews and others. At Wild Canvas, Ben will be providing a range of activities for different ages aimed at building confidence and self-reliance in nature.

Lettering / Sign painting (FAMILY)

14 Aug & 21 Aug| 15:00-16:30
Location: Wild HQ | Max Group size: 10 Families | By donation

Explore sign making and lettering in a fun family workshop with our resident artist Mr. Dane. Using kid friendly materials, water-based inks and paints. Ideal for younger ones or the young-at-heart. Create something original to take away. Children should be accompanied by parents or carers. Not suitable for under 5s.

Lettering / Sign painting (ADULTS)

17 Aug | 15:00-16:30
Location: Wild HQ | Max Group size: 10 | By donation
Workshop with Mr. Dane exploring lettering with colour, creativity and some contemporary and traditional painting techniques, create a sign that boldly says something, shows where you’re at, or points to the future of YOU.. Ideal for fun, laidback learnaholics.

MIND, BODY & WELLNESS

Qigong

14-23 Aug | Every morning from 08:00-09:00
Meet Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 15 | By donation

Luke Warburton’s meditative standing and movement practice with breath work. Based on the vast wisdom and traditions originating in Eastern cultures. Begin the day locating your baseline of comfortable relaxed calm. Open up a physical dialogue to get on better speaking terms with your body, your balance and your human side. All abilities welcome.

TAIJI (Tai-Chi)

14 Aug & 21 Aug | 09:00-10:00
Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 15 | By donation
Introduction to Taiji practice with Luke Warburton. Based on the traditions originating in China. Explore some Taiji, including mobility and strengthening exercises, developed to improve balance, mental clarity and focus. This class will include postures and movement practice, partner exercises and playful physical movement. All ages and abilities welcome.

Cacao Ceremony

Time: Sat 22 August | 13:00-16:00
Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 20 | By donation

Join Kate Magic and a circle of like-minded individuals for an afternoon of upliftment and inspiration. A cacao ceremony is a fun way to shift into your heartspac, and use the time to release old discordant patterns, and welcome in new, more resonant, frequencies. Kate’s cacao ceremonies include a gratitude circle, intention setting, gentle yoga, guided meditation, and reiki. We will provide the cacao, you just need to bring a glass jar with a lid to prepare your drink in. 

Kate has been working with cacao since 2004, and is fascinated by the way the plant continues to reveal more of its medicine to her year on year. She loves the power of group work and the healing that comes when we sit and hold space for eachother in a safe and intentional way. 

WILDINGS YOGA – UNDER 7S

Times: 14, 16, 18, 20, 23 AUG | 10:00-10:30
Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 15 | By Donation
A fun and engaging activity for the little ones, where they will enjoy yoga postures, relaxation, dance, imaginative games and meditation. Susie has completed her yoga training in 2003 and since then has been teaching kids and adults in and around London and Brighton. Please note that this is not a drop-off activity and children will need to be supervised.

WILDINGS YOGA – Juniors 8-12yrs

Times: 14, 16, 18, 20, 23 AUG | 11:00-12:00
Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 15 | By Donation

A fun and engaging activity for the little ones, where they will enjoy yoga postures, relaxation, dance, imaginative games and meditation. Susie has completed her yoga training in 2003 and since then has been teaching kids and adults in and around London and Brighton. Please note that this is not a drop-off activity and children will need to be supervised.

Morning YOGA (Adults)

Dates & Times: 18, 20 AUG 09:00-10:0
Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 20 | By Donation
Susie will lead a grounding class which combines yoga with mindful movement / qi gong and meditation. There is a focus on extending kindness to your mind and body and on working to make space in the body and mind to allow positive change and to release tensions and unwanted pain. We sometimes move to music and incorporate techniques such as shaking, tapping, brain gym and deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra). These classes are accessible to all and are of course non-competitive, good humoured and fun.

Evening Yoga and Meditation (Adults)

Dates & Times: 20 AUG | 19:00-20:30
Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 20 | By Donation

Kate Magic will take you through some gentle stretches to warm your body up and get you into a relaxed state for a beautifully long savasana and guided meditation. After the session, you will feel super chilled and blissed out! Includes reiki. 

Kate has been practicing yoga for 30 years. She completed her 200 hr training with Stewart Gilchrist, one of the UK’s foremost yoga teachers. She is certified and insured by Yoga Alliance Professionals. 

Talk: Building Natural Immunity

Dates & Times: Fri 21 AUG | 14:00-15:30
Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 25 | By Donation

Health is at the forefront of everyone’s mind in 2020. But how much do you really know about how your body works? Scientific understandings about how the brain, the immune system, our hormones, our digestive system, and our environment are so interrelated have progressed hugely in the last couple of decades, yet mainstream health advice completely ignores this level of information. In this talk, Kate will share simple and inexpensive lifestyle advice for building a strong immune system that doesn’t leave a person vulnerable to viruses or chronic illness. Kate is a professional health educator who has taught in over 25 countries around the world. She is founder of RawLiving.eu, Europe’s leading resource for cutting edge health foods.

Forest Soundscape – Families

Dates & Times: 15, 17 AUG | 10:00-11:00
meet LOCATION: Canyon Hub | MAX GROUP SIZE 16 | BY DONATION
Join Zoe Hatch from ‘Sound and Song’ in this interactive introduction to ‘Shinrin Yoku’ or ‘Forest Bathing’. In our unique twist, you’ll have the chance to create a collaborative ‘forest soundscape’ in response to what you see, hear and feel. Using spoken word, found objects and music Zoe will artfully weave together mindfulness, poetry and voice and then guide you towards creating a collaborative soundscape.

MINI WILDLINGS YOGA – TODDLERS

Times: 15 AUG | 15:00-15:45
Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 12 toddlers with a parent | By Donation

James will lead a fun, story based yoga and movement adventure for you & your mini wildling yogi! Let your creative side go wild! This class is for 1 to 4 year olds and their parents / carers.

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VINYASA YOGA – ADULTS

Times: 15, 16 AUG | 09:00-10:00
Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 20 | By Donation

Bristol based James from yogicyogis will be teaching an all levels, invigorating, yet fun and grounding morning session drawn from over twenty years of experience of all things yoga, combined with a deep love of the outdoors, camping and being at one with nature.

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YOGA NIDRA – ADULTS

Times: 15 AUG | 19:00-20:00
Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 16 | By Donation

James from yogicyogis will be leading en evening Yoga Nidra session for the ultimate in deep relaxation and rest with an added bonus of a deep gong bath immersion.

YIN & MEDITATION – ADULTS

Times: 21 AUG | 18:00-19:00 / 22 AUG | 19:00-20:30
Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 20 | By Donation
Kaz will lead you through a meditative practice, suitable for all levels. Sedentary poses are held for longer, working into connective tissues to open your body & restore balance. Designed to take you into a deep rest. Suitable for everyone.

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VINYASA YOGA – ADULTS

Times: 22 AUG | 09:00-10:00
Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 20 | By Donation
Join Kaz for this powerful practice to stretch and wake-up the body, raising your heartbeat for an energising start to the day! Suitable for all levels.


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TAOIST FLOW – ADULTS

Times: 23 AUG | 09:00-10:00
Location: The Nest | Max Group size: 20 | By Donation
Inspired by Chinese medicine & philosophy, Kaz will guide you through this dynamic practice for all levels: warm your body, get your blood flowing & clear your mind for the day ahead!

Activities by Fernhill Farm

Fernhill Farm is an eco farm in Somerset. Owners Andy and Jen have a flock of approximately 3000 Shetland-cross sheep selectively bred for fine colourful fibre, mature meat qualities, hardiness and their ability to restore biodiversity when continually grazing in larger nomadic-style flocks. They are always delighted to welcome Textile Enthusiasts to Fernhill Farm for an educational and relaxing fibre craft activity or two! Part of the proceeds from the farm activities will be donated to the Mendip Hills Fund, which is a community fund set up to conserve and enhance the environment, communities and economy of the Mendip Hills.

Farm Tour With Andy

Times: Daily, alternating mornings: 09:00, evenings: 17:00
Meet Location: Wild HQ | Max Group size 25 | Price: £2 PER Participant

Andy will be leading regular farm tours where he will talk about the history, the farm’s eco-installations with renewable energy systems, regenerative farming, sheep shearing, wool and meat production, grass and trees etc and take all sorts of questions from both adults and children. This is a big farm so you will need to allow at least an hour for the tour and closed sturdy shoes or boots / wellies are essential. 

After introductions and safety briefing, you will cover;

  • Nature Walk, wildlife, conservation, farming practices.
  • Ancient Landscapes – historic open cast lead mining Tumuli & Tumulus.
  • Renewable Energy, rain harvesting, Wetland Eco-treatment System, Solar Thermal and Solar Electricity.
  • Bug searches – walls, hedges, fields, garden etc & playing in fields.
  • Sheep shearing demonstration with blades and machine if your lucky?
  • Ask Andy time!
  • Wash hands and departure.

WOOL Craft Workshops 

All equipment and materials will be provided for the workshops and no previous skills are required for either workshop activity.

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Peg-loom Tuffet Rugs

Date and time: Mon 17 August & Fri 21 August | 11:00-12:30
Location: Wild HQ | Max Group size 8 | Price: £20 PER PERSON

This simple form of weaving uses our raw fleece to create a textured tuffet seat pad that can be used as a cushion for sitting by a campfire or on a picnic. Use our naturally coloured fleece to create patterns of stripes or gradients.

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French-Knitted Snoods

Date and time: Sat 15 August & Sat 22 August | 11:00-12:30
Location: Wild HQ | Max Group size 8 | Price: £20 PER PERSON

This is an oversized version of French knitting, using both our dyed and naturally coloured yarns in various weights and textures to create a light, airy neck-warmer.

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Drop-in Family Wool Craft

Date and times: Sat 15th, Tues 18th, Thurs 20th & Sat 22 August | 15:00-16:30
Location: Wild HQ | Max Group size 20 | Price: £5 PER PARticipant | 1.5 hours

 
A range of nonspecific craft activities for the whole family to enjoy wool fibres.

2D pictures and badges

This uses coloured wool fibres to *needle felt a textured 2D felt picture or badge. 

Curly white wool boa

Using washed Teeswater curly wool locks, we *needle felt these onto a thin strip of pre-felt to make a scarf / boa.

Create a card with wool felt decorations

Colourful card and wool felt we *needle felt 2D pictures to make personalised cards.

Learn to spin wool

Using drop spindles and a spinning wheel, tuition available to help you master the art of spinning wool fibres.

Local Attractions

Walk to cheddar gorge

Athough the caves and other paid for attractions are closed, with no date yet known for their reopening, the Gorge itself remains accessible for walking, most of the shops have reopened, as have some of the cafes and the pubs. There are various ways of accessing the amazing Clifftop Walk. If this is something you might be interested in, you can download a map with step by step instructions from the National Trust website (search for ‘Cheddar Walk’). Near the bottom end of the lower gorge you will find the Cheddar Cheese Company, where you can taste all of the types they make, including one which is matured in Gough’s Cave. They usually allow people to visit the cheese-making area but this has not resumed yet. If you wanted to check nearer the time their direct number is 01934 742810.

CONTACT

 

We are always happy to answer your questions and help you organise your camping arrangements.