Events on the Swinton Estate

Woodland School

Learn and explore the great outdoors

The Woodland School at Swinton Bivouac, run by Sophie Wilkinson from Yorkshire Forest Folk, 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, per session
Items made during a Woodland School activity session on the Swinton Estate

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31st May (morning session): Woodland Wildflowers
Release your inner botanist and get closer to nature in this wildflower session. We will explore the woodland, identifying different types of wildflowers from bluebells to celandine and stitchwort. We will then create a wildflower press from green wood and select a couple of wildflowers to press. These can be used for future craft projects.

31st May (afternoon session): Fire lighting and dandelion pancakes
Test your fire lighting skills in this session, using natural fire lighting techniques! We cover the whole process from making a spark to building your own small fire. We’ll then forage dandelion flowers and create dandelion pancakes over our campfire. Yum!

Upcoming dates

  • 31st May 2024
  • 26th July 2024
  • 2nd August 2024
  • 9th August 2024
  • 16th August 2024
  • 23rd August 2024
  • 30th August 2024
  • 1st November 2024
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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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