St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

06 Aug

Nature Adventurers: Summer Programme

Fri 6 Aug 2021 at 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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

Child outside using a knife to whittle a stick
Learn new skills in our lovely nature reserve.

Go deeper into nature with our summer programme designed for families with children 10 years old and under. Join Qualified Forest School Practitioner, Christine Banham to learn new skills and crafts like den-building, foraging, campfire cooking, woodland crafts, storytelling and more.  We will be providing a healthy lunch, drinks and snacks. And of course, there will be marshmallows. Come dressed for the weather and be prepared to get messy!

Paid places are sold out, but funded places are available – contact  or download and return an application form.

Our sessions are fully risk assessed and Covid secure.

What participants 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!”

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.

Christine Banham, Forest School Practitioner

Christine outdoors, in her element!

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