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Children and Young People

“The more risks you allow your children to take
the better they learn to look after themselves”
Roald Dahl
Are you interested in the 'great outdoors'? Do you like to spend time in the woods, developing forest skills, being creative,  and connecting with nature?
We have sessions for children and young people to come to with their parents and some sessions that you can be dropped off.
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NaturePlay Film trailer - 'Take Childhood Back'

'Risk is a possibility to's normal that children can climb the trees and walk in the fields.

'We don't want kids to, you know, die, but hurting themselves is a good thing, to a certain degree.

Kids can take a lot of cold, wet, mud...they seem to thrive on it.'

Book recommendation:

The Lost Words, Robert MacFarlane (author), Jackie Morris (illustrator)

Synopsis: The Lost Words is a very special illustrated collection of spell-poems to re-wild the language of children. All over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of the natural world - Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. The rich landscape of wild imagination and wild play is rapidly fading from our children's minds.


This work stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke.

Students across the UK are researching the positive impact that spending time in nature could have on mental health.

Are you concerned about how children and young people connect with the natural environment?

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OR, if you would like to be involved in a GROW project, please tell us 

thoughts and ideas

Pupils turn to nature for mental health solutions

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