Our world has never been more disconnected; disconnected from nature and disconnected from one another.
WHAT WE OFFER
Set within our rewilding project at Watercress Farm, and with a focus on connection and wellbeing, our free nature-based education programme offers children and young people a unique insight into the natural world.
Our programme is a living classroom for pre-schoolers, university students and everyone in between to learn about nature, within nature and for the benefit of nature. Supported by our partners it is free of charge, providing truly accessible educational experiences for those without the opportunity to get there alone.
We offer monthly nature exploration sessions for parents / carers and children, aged up to 4 years in the woods and meadows of our rewilding project.
During the school holidays we host BE Wild Family days where children can spend time playing and exploring together. Or, for the more independent young adventurers, our BE Wild Kids club is for unaccompanied children aged 8+.
Schools – Be Wild
Our BE Wild school and education visits are the perfect opportunity for school classes of up to 30 to connect with nature. By visiting three times over the school year, children can gain an understanding and appreciation of a range of natural processes and build a strong sense of belonging.
Our experienced team encourage imaginations to run wild through a Wild Walking Safari, meeting the free-range animals, and a mixture of prepared activities and facilitated free play to ‘just BE’.
Schools – BE Inspired
Our BE Inspired programme is an immersive experience where schools or smaller specialist groups including 1:1 sessions where required, join us once a term for a full school year. The programme is an opportunity for schools to identify children who will particularly benefit from the experience.
This programme is designed to enhance your student’s connection to themselves and nature: building confidence, self-esteem and a sense of wellbeing. Students will take part in holistic activities that include time to ‘just be’ in nature, bushcraft, arts and crafts, and land management, helping to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the natural world.
BE Closer sessions are designed for organisations that support young people, children and adults who would benefit from our nature programme. This can include charities, social services, and green social prescribing groups, to name a few.
We work with your organisation to tailor a bespoke programme to your needs delivering the greatest benefit for the participants.
“All children and parents have fed back to us that they absolutely loved the experience and were blown away by the setting.”Hannah More Primary School
“All in all, a great day doing things that simply aren’t possible at our school.”Avonmouth Primary School
“All children had a wonderful time and experienced something truly special. It is great for them to learn about rewilding and to experience the animals that live at Watercress.”Clifton High School
“The way in which you engaged, educated and captured the young people’s attention was incredible. A heartfelt thank you for providing an unforgettable experience!”Break Free Programme
“We had a fantastic time and already talking about returning next year.”Clutton Primary School
“A brilliant class trip. The children haven’t stopped talking about it since we got back.”St Andrews Primary School
“We had an amazing day. The children attending loved meeting the animals, playing in the woods and toasting marshmallows. Staff were friendly, considerate, patient and informative.”Grief Encounter Southwest
“I came to a family day at Watercress Farm with my children aged 5 and 2. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a unique project doing great work in the North Somerset countryside.”Parent
“Many, many thanks for the day, it was great. Thank you for the support and encouragement throughout the day.”Social worker from SGCYP
Our impact so far
Children from local schools
Children and adults from charities, social services and green social prescribing
Children attending family nature connection days
Total school visits
Children accessing our nature-education programme per year
“We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”