Don't have a wild space at your school or service? Don't have the space (or the risk assessments) for a fire pit? Don't want to spend money and maintain expensive resources like hand tools? Want to get your children out in nature on a regular basis? Then come and experience an excursion at one of our amazing forest school sites!
Wildlings Forest School
(based on the banks of Petrie Creek)
Sunshine Coast PCYC,
Youth Ave, Burnside
Centres will have access to the fresh, flowing creek water, our 'cubby town' with bush slide entry and fire circle.
Woodfordia (Woodford Folk Festival site)
Woodrow Road, Woodford
Centres will have access to a myriad of locations within the 500 acre festival site, pending the activities chosen. Dams, creeks, native forests, bamboo sculptures, art and more await.
We will of course tailor the day to suit your needs. Some examples of activities we can offer include:
Utilise our crystal clear, shallow, slow flowing creek to build your own big rafts from pallets, plastic tubs, ropes and bamboo to float down the creek. This is a wet session full of laughter where children learn that failing is fun! Children will have access to the hand saw and hand drills in this session.
Fire & Bush Cooking
This session feels like camping! Children will learn to light a fire using a flint, light and safely manage a kelly kettle (billy) to boil a cup of hot chocolate and light and safely manage a fire in a contained fire pit to roast marshmallows or apple slices and damper on.
Simple Bow and Arrows
Come and harvest weed species to craft into bow and arrows. This session allows children the experience of using hand tools such as secateurs and hand saws, without the whittling.
Intro to Whittling
Learn the art of whittling in this introductory session. Children will learn how identify local weed species, chop them down using secateurs and hand saws and how to safely use a pen/pocket knife to whittle their sticks into magic wands, fishing rods and walking sticks. Children can also whittle primitive weapons such as bow and arrows and spears if centre policies allow.
Join us in our enchanted forest as we build an entire village from weed species, bamboo, pallets, ropes and sheets. A magical childhood wonderland. Children will have access to the hand saw and hand drills in this session.
Additional Extra: Build your own natural pod/cubby to take back to your centre.
Survival Shelter Building
(extension of cubby town)
Learn how to tie secure knots and use natural resources to build a shelter in the wild. Can you make your shelter waterproof?
Swinging through the Forest
While safely secured in modern Arboriculture tree climbing equipment, children can challenge themselves by swinging through the trees like a monkey, or simply relaxing and meditating on a branch. It's a unique opportunity to sit back in the harness and take in a new perspective of the world, your experience will be different every time.
Choose from a myriad of nature crafts using natural resources such as miniature boats, fishing rods, nature mobiles, magic wands and seasonal crafts such as natural Christmas Decorations and much more.
Beach School Excursions
Come and roam the ever-changing rock-pools at Pt Cartwright with Vicci, our in-house Marine Biologist. Discover sea hares, hermit crabs, sea anemones and the weird and wacky sea cucumber. Build shelters, survey marine animals and collect data to take back with you. Sit and do some nature journalling, get creative and make a beach mandala - the possibilities are endless.
We can provide the specialist knowledge and resources to help take your next beach excursion to the next level. Download our Excursion Information Pack below and contact us on email@example.com to book.
- Download our Excursions Information pack, including booking sheet below:
- Fill out the booking form included in the information pack and email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Receive a booking confirmation email and invoice for your deposit. The deposit needs to be paid within 7 days to save your dates.
- Finalise your payment within 14 days of your excursion date. See payment details and cancellation policy here.
- Prepare for your visit by reading our FAQ’s.