St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

13 Jun

Nature Adventurers: Family Sessions at our Nature Reserve

Sun 13 Jun 2021 at 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, YO10 3ST

Christine Banham, Forest School Practitioner
Christine outdoors, in her element!

Join us for family nature adventures in our urban greenspace with St Nicks staff and experienced forest school leader Christine Banham. For tickets, book here.

These micro-adventures will help you and your family to connect with nature and each other through activities like den-building, mini-beast hunts, games, storytelling and crafts. As well as being fun, connecting with nature is good for us, so expect the whole family to feel refreshed and energised after the session.

What parents say about our family sessions:

“It’s so nice seeing her playing in nature and getting muddy.”

“He’s noticing birds and squirrels before we do!!”

“Like when you go to the sea and you feel good for having sea air I feel really good now for having green air!”

“It’s really interesting seeing things through my kids’ eyes and seeing the things they’re interested in and they notice.”

Christine says:

“A muddy childhood spent in the fields and rivers of Yorkshire, adopting pet bugs and practicing tree climbing, proved a good foundation for becoming a forest school practitioner. I learnt the basics of bushcraft at an early age and love passing these skills on to the young people in and around York. I love exploring and adventuring in the outdoors, practicing bushcraft skills, cooking in the wild and foraging from the hedgerows.”

Christine is a qualified forest school practitioner with over 15 years of experience in nature-based education. She works with schools, children and families to explore the world around us, learning and discovering along the way. She also teaches green woodworking and bushcraft skills.

Come dressed for the weather and be prepared to get messy!

We are also running a Nature Explorers event on 11 July.

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