Our week in the forest - Holiday camps wildlife

Another fabulous week of holiday camps.

Creating fabulous birds from sticks

Creating fabulous birds from sticks

We followed on with our theme of birds and have been fluttering all over our meadow. We've been reading all about The Ugly Duckling and have been creating beautiful (and often impressively architecturally designed!) birds nests, as well as making fabulous birds from sticks. A wonderful imagination and creative skills joined together to create some truly inspired stick birds.

We've been interested in wildlife and insects this week. In addition to the usual mini beast hunts we have  been following with interest and identifying the first butterflies we've seen for a few months. We've also been using the excuse of tracking a hare (through scat and tracks) to try and find it's hideaway home to explore the wider nature reserve.


Physical activity has been as enjoyed as always. It's been a week of climbing and balancing. Some of the children who've been with us the longest are now starting to very interestingly extend their capabilities and push themselves to achieve greater physical development. Their ability to risk assess situations for themselves is improving in combination with their increasing self confidence so they are pushing their capabilities and trying to balance more and climb higher. It's lovely to see their characters developing in strength.

The warmer weather is starting to dry up our mud. We are taking full advantage of our mud kitchen and mud play before summer arrives and we have to make our own mud every day. This week we have been playing with mud and gravity as well as making delicious recipes and pies in our mud kitchen.

Finally for cookery class we made roasted cauliflower with sweet potato mash and sausage rolls. For pudding we had huge semi-dried figs and bananas. Delicious.

Cooking in the forest

Cooking in the forest


Due to poor service of late Vicky has changed her telephone number to switch to another service provider. Please update your phones to Vicky's new number provided in this weeks newsletter. 

We hope you all saw the lovely article about Little Forest Folk in The Telegraph this week. Thanks so much to all of you who sent such lovely comments in about not just the article but about how happy you are at Little Forest Folk - it made our hearts sing. 

We'd like for Spring to recommend warm wellies. These wellies are neoprene based which makes them extremely flexible for easy running in, plus they have great grips and are much warmer than standard wellies so we highly recommend them.

Dressing for the weather

We are so happy to be spending most days now in double digit temperatures!

  • Fleecy trousers / jogging bottoms
  • Thin jumper
  • Thicker fleece/wool jumper
  • Thick fleecy zip up jacket 
  • One pair of socks
  • Wellies

Next week in the forest

Next week in the forest we are going to be talking about growth. We will be reading Jack & the Beanstalk and will be learning about how the Spring weather encourages plants to grow. We will do some planting of our own and will learn all about nature's Spring offerings when we go on hunts for materials to create some natural art.


This week the children have devoured. 


Homemade granola with coconut milk and fruits
Three cheese and chia seed cookies
Parmesan and butternut scones
Pear and rice cakes
Spring vegetable risotto


Homemade granola with coconut milk and fruits
Oat & raisin cookies
Spinach pesto pasta salad
Apples and breadsticks
Smokey baked beans with pulled pork


Homemade granola with coconut milk and fruits
Banana bread
Roasted vegetable puffs
Pears and rice cakes
Lamb tagine with vegetable couscous


Homemade granola with coconut milk and fruits
Three cheese and chia seed cookies
Bread cones with egg salad
Apples and breadsticks
Cooking class


Homemade granola with coconut milk and fruits
Beetroot and cocoa muffins
Pea, spring onion and noodle fritters
Apples and breadsticks
Halloumi, pea and courgette pasta salad

Have a lovely Easter weekend!

Little Forest Folk