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Be More Outdoors

Be More Outdoors 3 acres of woodland, orchard, wildflower meadow & veg garden bordered by a beautiful river. Run in the meadow, climb trees, sing songs, have fun in the mud kitchen, enjoy a story, craft activities, enjoy campfire snacks with your family.

Just be outdoors LOCATION
From Slaithwaite village centre in Huddersfield, head along the canal past The Little Bridge wine bar opposite the Monsoon restaurant. Carry on past The Hand made bakery, Gutsibits and other mill units until you come to the end of the mills and turn left. Continue right to the bottom and there is a footbridge on your right. Cross the footbridge and enter the Horsefield th

Just be outdoors LOCATION
From Slaithwaite village centre in Huddersfield, head along the canal past The Little Bridge wine bar opposite the Monsoon restaurant. Carry on past The Hand made bakery, Gutsibits and other mill units until you come to the end of the mills and turn left. Continue right to the bottom and there is a footbridge on your right. Cross the footbridge and enter the Horsefield th

Operating as usual

18/05/2022

KINDER MINDER sessions at the Horse Field, Slaithwaite for registered childminders.

A morning for OFSTED childminders and their mindees to explore the Horse Field, sing songs, craft using natural materials, and share a campfire snack with bottomless drinks for all.

FREE FOR REGISTERED CHILDMINDERS, and £5 per child.
Babes-in-arms are also FREE.

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17/05/2022

How better to celebrate better weather than riding a little red tractor around a scarecrow.

Babes in the Wood, Wednesday and Friday, please come and make a scarecrow feel less lonely!

Enjoy, bottomless tea, proper coffee, hot chocolate and a new and delicious camp fire snack.

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Spaces are still left on the bowl carving course on 29th May, where you would be doing this and eating vegetable tagine,...
15/05/2022

Spaces are still left on the bowl carving course on 29th May, where you would be doing this and eating vegetable tagine, garlic and lemon cous cous, dill pickled cucumber and onion, and chermoula.
Thank you to the super lovely group who braved the sunshine and took home bowls and a full tum.
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Bonita Sykes
13/05/2022

Bonita Sykes

Next week at Babes in the Wood we will be ding-ling and dangling and riding around on little tractors of many hues.We ar...
12/05/2022

Next week at Babes in the Wood we will be ding-ling and dangling and riding around on little tractors of many hues.

We are researching "What scarecrows eat" and will get back to you shortly. Or not as we do like to surprise you with varied and interesting camp fire snacks.

So book now via our magic booking link. Weather is set fair and places will go like hot cakes. Mmh, hot cakes!

There is tea, proper coffee and the finest hot chocolate made from sweetened chocolate dust in a suspension of oat milk.

All dietary requirements catered for, assuming advanced wrning as per the booking link.

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Babes in the Woods Family Forest school is an outdoor, play-based provision for families with children of all ages and a...
11/05/2022

Babes in the Woods Family Forest school is an outdoor, play-based provision for families with children of all ages and abilities.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday sessions only cost £6 per person, big or small, and include bottomless tea, hot chocolate, mocha and REAL coffees and nourishing, tasty and freshly prepared campfire snacks for all.

ALL our food and drink are entirely plant based, and we will provide for all dietary requirements.
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Every Tuesday morning, Kinder Minder sessions at the Horse Field 10am -12pmKinder Minder is Forest Schools for registere...
10/05/2022

Every Tuesday morning, Kinder Minder sessions at the Horse Field 10am -12pm

Kinder Minder is Forest Schools for registered child minders with their charges.

Story, craft, bottomless drinks and a camp fire snack for everyone.

£5 per child, Minders and babes-in-arms are free.

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Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

If you are trying to book onto any of our sessions and PayPal gives you an error or won't complete your booking, drop us...
09/05/2022
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03/05/2022

Over the years there have been many crimes on the Horse Field.

“Who ate the gingerbread person?”

“Keith the apple thief”

“The false incarceration of the Big Wolf who was not bad at all”

But perhaps the most blatant is the mystery of the “Thieving Magpie”

(Not really a mystery as we have told you now)

To find out more, come along to Babes in the Wood family forest school on Wednesday and Friday. All ages and abilities welcome. All diets catered for. Bottomless tea, proper coffee and hot chocolate and a lovely campfire snack of wild garlic worms!

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Babes in the Wood Family Forest School, is only one of the things our charity, Be More Outdoors, does, so we are updatin...
29/04/2022

Babes in the Wood Family Forest School, is only one of the things our charity, Be More Outdoors, does, so we are updating our page. Over the next few days, our FB page will be changed to our charity's name of Be More Outdoors.

Some of the things we do-
Woods Work adult Greenwood working sessions.

Kinder Minder sessions for registered childminders and their mindees.

Safe Space SEND Family Forest School sessions.

Along with other events and sessions with older children, schools, and families.

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***ATTENTION CHILD MINDERS***Be More Outdoors is now offering registered child minder only sessions available to book no...
25/04/2022

***ATTENTION CHILD MINDERS***

Be More Outdoors is now offering registered child minder only sessions available to book now:
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Child minders and babes-in-arms can attend for free and each two hour session includes bottomless hot drinks for children and adults, camp fire food for all, story, craft and free play in our four acre site.

Sessions are run by a qualified Forest Schools practitioner with over ten years experience as a child minder. First aid qualified and full DBS.

It’s always sunny on the Horse Field, guaranteed*Come on down, it’s planting season and if you DO feel a little chilly, ...
24/04/2022

It’s always sunny on the Horse Field, guaranteed*

Come on down, it’s planting season and if you DO feel a little chilly, we have delicious camp fire noodle soup for everyone 🍜 🥣 🍝

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*please note that the sun may be obscured by clouds during your visit.

Just what does go best with Sausages? Is it peas? Is it beans? Or is it something all together different?Kick off the pl...
22/04/2022

Just what does go best with Sausages? Is it peas? Is it beans? Or is it something all together different?
Kick off the planting season at the Horse Field and take home something to grow and eat!
Book now for story, craft, bottomless teas, mochas, proper coffee, and real hot chocolate, camp fire snack, and a beautiful riverside location.
Leave your worries at the gate and we will chase them away before you leave us.
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Just look at how young they are :)
22/04/2022

Just look at how young they are :)

***LAST CHANCE!***Of course you love your children but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t like some time to yourself in the ...
20/04/2022

***LAST CHANCE!***
Of course you love your children but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t like some time to yourself in the Easter Holidays!

Why not let them “Run Wild” on the Horse Field for a few hours?
Last few places to let your children fly free, 8-12 year olds and feral 7’s ( You know the ones 😊)

Climb a tree, make a fire, craft away or just sit and stare from the comfort of the hammock.

Of course, we could put them to work 🤔
EDIT* We WILL put them to work :)
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We love getting your photos from sessions. Here’s some from today. Campfire donuts and hot chocolate ❤️♥️www.bookwhen.co...
18/04/2022

We love getting your photos from sessions. Here’s some from today. Campfire donuts and hot chocolate ❤️♥️
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Address

The Horse Field, Uppermills, Canalside,
Slaithwaite
HD7 5HA

Opening Hours

Monday 9:45am - 11:45am
Tuesday 9:45am - 12pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 11:45am
Friday 9:45am - 11:45am

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Be More Outdoors is the charity name for several sessions we run-
Babes in the Wood Family Forest School sessions.
Woods Work Adult green wood working sessions.
Kinder Minder registered childminder sessions.
Outdoor parties.
Children's Bushcraft qualification.
Family Bushcraft.
School sessions, Fun Days and curriculum days.
CPD and company teambuilding.

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LOCATION From Slaithwaite village centre, head along the canal past The Little Bridge wine bar opposite the Monsoon restaurant. Carry on past The Hand made bakery and other mill units until you come to the end of the mills and turn left. Continue right to the bottom and there is a footbridge on your right. Cross the footbridge and enter the Horsefield through the gate on your right. If you get lost, please call us and we can come and find you. Alan- 07980 898113 Rachel- 07805591910 Ruth - 07796692610 WHAT TO BRING • Any food that you might want to have at snack time • Suitable clothing, dress for the weather, if in doubt, wellies and waterproofs, hats and gloves. WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME • Any tools such as pen knives etc, these will be provided when necessary • To***co and va**ng products • Alcohol or drugs • Dogs and other animals Forest Schools in the Colne Valley For more information contact: Alan- 07980 898113 Rachel- 07805591910 Ruth - 07796692610 [email protected] Has your child’s attitude or behaviour changed as a result of the Babes in the woods programme? ‘I’ve noticed a very positive attitude to trying new things, and through the weekly storytelling he has learnt to listen to what is being said and apply his learning to tasks’ ‘... more confidence to join in with activities. Loves being outside in the rain now!’ ‘She has grown in confidence and is happy to explore the woods on her own now, within the boundaries’ Has your child learned anything? ‘The names of different plants and understanding that there are many different flowers’ ‘Sharing, listening and joining in on stories and speaking out in front of a group’ ‘To climb trees, jump in puddles, how to build scarecrows, outdoor crafts...... the list is endless, she learns so much each week’ Has your child talked about their time outdoors at babes? ‘He talks about the friends he’s made a lot and he’s really proud of the things he’s made’ ‘Can we go every day?’ ‘.....she is always talking about what we did at the previous sessions and wants to build a pirate ship where ever we go!!’ Has your involvement encouraged you as a parent/carer to use the outdoors more for play and learning? ‘I intend to plan more outdoor activities into my childminding practice and just enjoy being outside with the children’ ‘As a childminder, i extend the activities at home and in other outdoor environments’ ‘I have learnt more and different things to do for outdoor play’ Have you learned anything? ‘Plenty....... camp cooking, making things’ ‘Playing outdoors is helping me switch off from the pressures of day to day life’ ‘I am in a better mood when I come here!’ ‘Confidence ..... me and the children have made new friends’ ‘How to help our woods and wildlife, enjoyed building bug houses and planting/seeding areas to replenish them after our use’ ‘I know how to make a dream catcher, cook fruit crumble on an open fire and be creative with natural materials’ ‘We’ve been used to walking through woodland, but I now feel I can plan a longer time in the woods, telling stories and enjoying creative activities’ ‘The weather has been terrible, but BITW has continued and reminds you that getting muddy and wet is GREAT and much more exciting than staying inside!’ Any other comments? ‘I feel that the children and I have been privileged to have had the opportunity of such a valuable experience’ ‘We will be lost without our sessions. The staff are so knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic, each week is a pleasure’ ‘It is fantastic. Me and the children have loved every session’ ‘I love your ways of engaging children (and parents), its gentle and very effective. I love the use of stories and so do the children, who remember them afterwards’ ‘Really good educational fun’ ‘I cannot say enough good things about Babes in the woods..... we want more!’ ‘It is lovely to be able to bring my older child in the school holidays to the sessions. She feels she is missing out when she is at school as my younger child is always talking about it. We really hope it continues so we can participate again in the future’ ‘They have enjoyed the group activities particularly being set outside in the wood – it is something totally different to anything else on offer for toddlers’ ‘Thank you for providing the interesting, muddy, creative sessions. Alan’s story telling always has the children gripped and we have taken part in some interesting and different crafts to create some beautiful items for the children to take home and share. It was a lovely last session for the children and adults to feel like we were giving something back to the woods. We look forward to going back to see if the grass and wildflowers we sowed have grown’ ‘It would be wonderful to make this a permanent feature in the Colne Valley. Is there any way of combining this approach into a nursery for a couple of days per week?’ ‘I have always avoided rain, but have made the effort in all weathers and always feel better for coming. I love feeling at one with nature and love that forest schools share the gift of nature with us and our children so they learn to love and care for the outdoors’ ‘This is just a quick message to I am just emailing you to say how much both myself and Erin enjoyed our first Babes in the Wood session at Slaithwaite last Friday. Erin is still talking about it now, and has been showing everyone her toadstools that she made. It is a shame that it was the last session for now, and we missed the previous ones as Erin was at nursery school. Please put me on the mailing list about the meeting to discuss the future/ info about future sessions. As I mentioned on Friday, an afternoon session would be good for those who attend playgroup/school in the mornings. There don't seem to be that many afternoon activities available at the moment. Again, thank you for an amazing session- you are fantastic at what you do!!’ The children involved have gained confidence throughout their outdoor activities. They have improved their ability to explore and experiment with natural materials, becoming comfortable with getting dirty and wet. The adults(parents/carers involved have also improved in confidence, not only with exploration of the outdoors environment, but also in letting their children explore, climb and get dirty. From my point of view, it has encouraged me, as a Toddler supervisor, to apply for funding in order to clear and make child-safe the immediate outdoor area to the Toddler room so that outdoor play will be part of the continuous provision for a Toddler session. Toddlers superviser, Slaithwaite Playgroup and Toddlers Organisation (SPLAT)

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I mean you could always stay inside tomorrow morning 🤷‍♂️ Or come to the Horse Field for another fabulous Babes in the Wood Family Forest School session Book now for story, craft, bottomless teas, mochas, proper coffee, and real hot chocolate, camp fire snack, and a beautiful riverside location. Leave your worries at the gate and we will chase them away before you leave us. https://bookwhen.com/bemoreoutdoors
Hark all you “Woods Work” attendees!!! You may have heard me bang on about week/end in the woods, well booking is now open for this years WEITW. There is a lovely set of two day courses in a lovely setting with some of the loveliest folk you could hope to meet. Don’t say you didn’t get told 😊
Spring is sprung, with baby birds and frog spawn at the Horse Field. BOOK NOW or remain in Winter. www.bookwhen.com/bemoreoutdoors
It’s gonna be a fine morning in the morning! Book now 🌤🌤🌤🌤 https://bookwhen.com/bemoreoutdoors
At this time of year our thoughts turn to all things spring like, daffodils, birdsong and Easter on the horizon. But imagine having your very own fluffy chick in time for Easter? What could possibly go wrong? Come and find out at the longest established family forest school in the area. Book now for outdoor fun, play, camp fire food and lashings of hot chocolate, mochas, teas and proper coffee.* https://bookwhen.com/bemoreoutdoors *life’s too short for “instant”
PLEASE join the Coop (wherever you are in the country) and choose Be More Outdoors as your charity. This way you can give us free money. That's right, it won't cost you anything. When you buy selected Co-op products and services, 2p for every £1 spent goes to us. When you join the Co-op using the Co-op App between 23 March and 19 April, you will receive a digital offer for £3 off, when you spend £10 or more in their food stores. https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/62373
What a beautiful day to be at the Horse Field. Book NOW for next week Www.Bookwhen.Com/bemoreoutdoors
Please note that the gnomes responsible for admin, email replies etc are unwell. This is resulting in emails going unanswered. Apologies for any inconveniences.
Baby Birds in abundance, spaghetti worms with garlic and herbs, and bottomless tea, hot chocolate, mocha and real coffees. Still places left for this week’s sessions www.bookwhen.com/bemoreoutdoors
Today was a lovely session at the Horse Field. Pizza wraps were cooked on fires built and lit by attendees and much fun was had by all. www.bookwhen.com/bemoreoutdoors
☁️🌥⛅️🌤☀️ 🌱🌿🌳 🪵🔥☕️ Whether you think spring starts on 1st March or 20th, it has certainly been a mild week on the Horse Field. At all three Babes in the Wood sessions we celebrated International Women’s day by handing over the session to attendees who split wood, made fires and cooked their own snack. Next week we greet our feathered friends. You cannot fail to be impressed by the chorus of birds song currently floating around the Horse Field. There will be the usual delicious hot chocolate, teas and proper coffee with juicy worms cooked on the camp fire ( that’s garlic and herb spaghetti to you!) Book now and Be More Outdoors while you can! After all it may well snow the week after 😀 https://bookwhen.com/bemoreoutdoors
Today there were many lovely pancakes, cooked on fires built and lit by our little ones and their adults. A perfect day at Babes in the Wood. www.bookwhen.com/bemoreoutdoors