The Wilderness Centre Open Day – Sunday 17 April 2016

Yet again it has taken me some considerable time to put pen to paper but, as the saying goes, better late than never!

Following on from the fabulous attendance at last year’s Open Day, we opened our doors once again to the community on Sunday 17 April.  Yet again we were lucky with the weather and the day was attended by several hundred local people.  It really was so lovely to see visitors from all walks of life celebrating all that the Wilderness Centre has to offer.  For many it was their first visit.

During the day children were invited to take part in supervised activities including crate stack, tunnelling, Saxon Workshops and Medieval roleplay. The activities always prove popular! 

Yet again it has taken me some considerable time to put pen to paper but, as the saying goes, better late than never!

Following on from the fabulous attendance at last year’s Open Day, we opened our doors once again to the community on Sunday 17 April.  Yet again we were lucky with the weather and the day was attended by several hundred local people.  It really was so lovely to see visitors from all walks of life celebrating all that the Wilderness Centre has to offer.  For many it was their first visit.

During the day children were invited to take part in supervised activities including crate stack, tunnelling, Saxon Workshops and Medieval roleplay. The activities always prove popular! 

image001.jpgSigning up for activities. At times there was quite a queue!

Big children, a.k.a. adults, were invited to enjoy the views, tour the house and grounds and just take it easy.

image003.jpgTaking time out to enjoy the view

We also welcomed many teachers, carers and charitable organisations (to name but a few) to the Wilderness and have subsequently received enquiries for a wide range of events.  A particularly popular enquiry relates to our Saxon days; Saxon workshops that support the school curriculum.  Such a fabulous opportunity to engage the children in learning about our historical past.

image005.jpgOur “Saxon” Alex and protégé

Children were enthralled by the Medieval themed events.  The little ones enjoyed orienteering through our woods, but it seemed that they were also keen on joining the older children; it’s not often they have an opportunity to take part in weapons and warfare Medieval style! 

image007.jpgPotion making

image009.jpgEn garde!

All that remains to say is THANK YOU once again to all our visitors.  Thank you for continuing to support the Centre and in helping us to re-establish our place in the community.

A special thank you from our two youngest staff members – okay not really – two of our owners’ children!  But they do thank you I’m sure.

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