With October half term just on the horizon, Beaverbrook’s new Wild Woods programme is certainly levelling up the average family day out. Calling all children with an adventurous spirit, the programme celebrates the great British outdoors, so pull on your wellies and wrap up warm because this is certainly not one to be missed.
This autumn, the vast 470-acre estate will be transformed into the ultimate playground: think immersive woodland pursuits and team bonding activities, complete with new spacious suite accommodation for a fabulous family getaway. Partnering with the UK’s most entertaining kids club run, Sharky & George, every daring spirit aged 6-12 can let loose, all from the buzzing hive of a gigantic treehouse hidden away in the estate’s forest.
First up, a range of immersive experiences to fascinate budding zoologists – from a ‘Nature Scope’ trail where kids can spot wild animals wandering the woodland, to planting their very own patch of colourful flowers to help Beaverbrook’s beehives thrive. These nature packed activities might even inspire the next Bear Grylls!
Next stop is the Ultimate Den Challenge, because whose favourite childhood memory isn’t building forts or exploring imaginary worlds? Kids can also opt for ‘Nina Training’ learning to sneak up on a Sensei, or head to the Woodland Theatre to perform a self-penned play.
But the theatrics aren’t contained only to the stage. Embarking on a woodland adventure like no other, children will go hunting for ‘fairies and goblins’ that roam the forest, collecting leaves and sticks to build their homes. They can even bury treasure with friends and create a secret map that they can then follow when they return to the magical grounds of Beaverbrook in the future. These adventures certainly rival that of the Famous Five!
Every parent knows that no family day out is complete without snacks, snacks …and more snacks. The Cookery School certainly ticks this box as Mini Master Chefs can whip up a storm with the rest of the family in a healthy cooking class. Learning all the basics of baking and cooking, kids can get messy and even pick their own herbs and vegetables in the organic garden.
To wind down and get everyone in their pjs early, families can cosy up in the cinema for a classic family adventure film whilst being served lashings of hot chocolate, popcorn and a home-cooked picnic.
The new pet-friendly interconnecting suites at The Coach House provide the ideal base for families to spill out into and take over. Each room is handily equipped with a Bedroom Adventure Pack full of games, crafts, teddy bears, storybooks and mini robes to avoid bedtime tantrums; and a separate living area and terrace offer both parents and kids privacy. And with babysitting services available, there might even be time to head to the newly opened Coach House Spa…
Everything has been thought of, so you don’t have to – so what are you waiting for?
To book, visit beaverbrook.co.uk