Woodland School

Learn and explore the great outdoors

The Woodland School at Swinton Bivouac, run by Lea Eyre, is all about exploring the great outdoors and learning about it through play and exciting activities in the Druid’s Plantation.

Parents are welcome to relax in the Café Bistro throughout the session.

Two sessions run each day: 10am until 12:30pm and 1:30pm until 4pm.

Suitable for ages 6–12 years. £15 per child, per session with pre-booking required as space is limited.

£15 per child
Items made during a Woodland School activity session on the Swinton Estate

More information

  • 5th April: AM – Celebrating wild garlic | PM – Learn to love nettles
  • 12th April: AM – Wild pizzas | PM – Fish skin tanning
  • 31st May: AM – Wild food picnic | PM – Weaving a willow fish
  • 26th July: AM – Cave art/natural inks | PM – Elder whistles
  • 2nd August: AM – Wet felting | PM – Peg loom
  • 9th August: AM – Tracks and casts | PM – bone craft
  • 16th August: AM – Tree pearls | PM – Rawhide containers
  • 23rd August: AM – Mushrooms | PM – Arrows and spears
  • 25th October: AM – Pine resin lanterns | PM – Halloween crafts

Upcoming dates

Unfortunately, no upcoming dates are currently available.


Suitable for ages 6–12 years.
Two sessions run each day: 10am until 12:30pm and 1:30pm until 4pm.

The event will take place at Swinton Bivouac:

Swinton Bivouac
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Home to rustic tree lodges, meadow yurts, a café and more, Swinton Bivouac is sited in one of the most picturesque settings in the Yorkshire Dales.

A delightful rural experience for friends and family.

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