4 days of family fun with Forest School activities in Long Wood

Written by Tir Coed / Wednesday 04 May 2016

Families from Llandysul, Llanybydder, Tregaron, Lampeter, Pencader and RAY Ceredigion Family Centres enjoyed a morning of fun and discovery through Forest School activities over 4 days with James and Lea in Long Wood Community Woodland near Lampeter. Children of all ages, from babes in arms to 4 year olds had fun building dens, playing with mud, collecting natural materials, making leaf crowns, listening to stories about an owl family, playing and listening to music and resting in the hammock.

The woodland environment is a great place for little ones to find their balance on the uneven forest floor and to discover things for themselves while mums, dads and the family centre leaders watched over them and encouraged them.

Helen Richardson, leader from Llandysul Family Centre said ‘Thank you so much for inviting us to your beautiful forest! The children and parents got so much out of it. James and Lea were so well organised and welcoming, the parents were very quickly put at ease. I've had many positive comments about the morning and all asking when we are going to do it again!!’

Number of children: 37

Number of adults: parents - 34 and family centre leaders - 11

Number of volunteer hours: 164

Tutors: James Kendall and Lea Wakeman