Monday, 18 March 2019

Easter Woodland Adventures 2019


The SHACs Woodland Adventure Days
(Dates now available for Feb Half Term, Easter Holidays and May Half Term - Booking links are below)

"The Surrey Hills Adventure Company Holiday Adventures are located @ Belmont Preparatory School, Holmbury St Mary and New for 2019 our New Site Wigwam Woods at Birtley House Estate Bramley. 

The SHAC at Belmont School - Holmbury St Mary - Nr Dorking - Click Here 

The SHACs Woodland Adventure Days are an innovative, proven way of allowing young people aged between 6 and 12 years old to develop and grow by spending time outside in a safe and supportive environment. We encourage our young attendees to be free whilst engaging them in valuable learnings that come from spending time outside in a natural environment, this is supported by an extremely well qualified team with years of experience in the outdoor education sector helping young people to learn new skills, make new friends and have some time for freedom of mind. To support this we have a strict “No Tech” policy. 

Our Adventures are based on the true principles of  “Forest School” teaching techniques, proven to increase children’s motivation, confidence and communication skills but with a massive emphasis on fun and freedom. The young people in our care get to really choose how they spend their time with us. We supply the knowledge and experience but we will be led by them in order to deliver what it is that they want to do with their time with us allowing them to make decisions and lead the way for us to follow. 

Your child will take part in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks in a safe woodland environment with a team of instructors that are 2nd to none in this environment. They will have the opportunity to learn about using tools and managing campfires, experience real Bushcraft techniques, join in with wide games that encourage independence and learning, build dens and shelters, rope swings, natural crafts, bridge building, wildlife spotting and tracking and hammock time! Time for young minds to develop and process. 

Accompanied by fully trained instructors, they will make new friends and learn new skills whilst having huge fun guaranteed. We are not here as child care we are here to assist in the development of young people that care about the environment and want to learn more without knowing they are learning. 

We are #TeamSHAC

The range of activities we offer is constantly developing, but a typical session could include:

  • Shelter building
  • Crafting from natural materials
  • Tracking
  • Environmental art
  • Safe fire making
  • Games
  • Using tools
  • Green woodwork
  • Assault courses

The general age range for young people attending our woodland adventures are from 6yrs - 12yrs old and children are with us from 10.00 am until 4.00pm. (packed lunches and suitable clothing will need to be supplied by you) We run our adventures in all weathers with the exception of high winds and Lightning storms.


Basecamp at Belmont School Click Here  
Wigwam Woods at Birtley House Click Here