Growth, Resilience & Outdoor Wellbeing
GROW-Wellbeing C.I.C. is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers creative, personally affirmative opportunities for children, young people and adults to engage in activities in the natural environment
Our mission is to support healthy communities, strongly connected to the natural environment.To achieve this, we deliver programmes aimed at building relationships between people, with a commitment to diversity and inter-generational co-operation, and the natural world.
Using forest learning, creative arts, storytelling, nature studies, outdoor adventures, games, play and eco-therapy, we aim to support the growth and development of resilient children and young people, committed to the future stewardship of the natural environment.
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Regular fortnightly sessions at
Tam O'Shanter Farm woods
One of the key principles of 'Forest School' is that children attend sessions regularly, develop a familiarity with the woodland site, with the forest school leaders and feel comfortable in following their own interests, building on their experiences session by session.
The GROW-Wellbeing programme of regular Kinder Garden & Woodland Explorer sessions provides opportunities for your babies, toddlers and older children to connect with nature, supporting their physical and emotional development, and offering opportunities for play, learning, exploration, discovery, creativity and risk taking.
Take a walk in the woods, engage in child-led play, mud kitchen play, sensory learning and development, with a range of resources and activities, and finish the session off with toasted marshmallow/fruit on the campfire!
Volunteer with GROW
Volunteers at GROW earn valuable experience and develop their Forest learning, horticultural and arts and craft skills and proficiency, with our experienced staff.
GROW staff are a community of mentors and avid learners. If you’re looking to learn new skills and knowledge about nature, learning and working with children, young people and adults, there is no better place!