Creative Learning

We are committed to improving access to and understanding of the natural world for people across the city. Using Forest School, Craftivism and Permaculture principles, we teach about conserving the environment through experiential learning and habitat creation.

We offer:

  • Outdoor Holiday Clubs
  • Toddlers’ nature stories and craft sessions
  • Environmental and mini-craftivists workshops for your school & community group

Wild Holiday Bunch

Wild Holiday Bunch is our popular creative outdoor holiday club for 6-12 year old nature explorers. It provides a safe and supportive environment for children, according to Forest School principles, to explore the world at their doorstep and themselves while learning new skills.

Activities may include following mysterious trails, using natural elements to make paint and clay to create amazing artefacts, making charcoal pencils, simple woodworking, creating a natural fashion show from the flora available on site, learning about the trees and their legends, story-telling, and much much more… naturally there will always be enough time for the ever-favourite den-building and camp fire cooking!

In 2023, Wild Holiday Bunch have explored new sites across Birmingham. We’ve delivered 19 full days of nature connections at very diverse sites such as Masefield Community Garden in Northfield (B31 2DT), Ashiana Community Projects in Sparkbrook (B11 1LU), Allens Cross Community Garden in Northfield (B31 1RH) and the Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust’s HQ in Winson Green, the Centre of the Earth (B18 7EP).

Keep an eye on our events’ page for forthcoming dates you can join or get in touch for a quote to bring Wild Bunch forest school days to your group.

Mini-Craftivists & School Workshops

We offer Forest School sessions, visits and interactive workshops to inspire young minds; teaching children about their wider world, how to respect their environment, re-use, recycle, repair and respond to the environmental problems that we face.

“The children were so engaged. We have limited budgets here and limited expertise, so when ecobirmingham started the Mini Craftivists club it was something very interesting and curious for the children to be part of. It was a real success.”

Martin Griffin, Community Worker at Masefield Wellbeing Hub

Stories For Nature

Inspiring the future generation of little David Attenboroughs, our sessions for the under 5’s look at the natural world through the power of stories.

Taking place at ecobirmingham’s mini biodiverse backgarden, these sessions, led by enthusiastic parents, help children learn about their place in the world and how to care for what they love.

“This was delivered so well, always tailored to our children’s needs. The children were able to gain positive insight on their local environment.

Springfield Project’s Mini Springers nursery staff – 2023

Bring our activities to your site

We are always looking for new locations for our activities. If you would like to bring Wild Bunch or Stories For Nature to your school or community group, do get in touch.

Just wanted to thank you and your team for the experience you provided our children yesterday. They absolutely loved the holiday club and were full of smiles and chatter when they returned home, the difference in them from being an outside holiday club in nature was amazing and feel they got so much more out of it. Location was excellent and we will definitely look to book in for more of these during holidays if they are on offer.

Parent to Wild Bunch participants – 2023

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