Local co-operative, Blackbark Woodland Management, are excited to be launching a new holiday Playscheme this Easter Holidays in Todmorden, for eight to 12 year olds.
Children will get a chance to try den building, fire lighting, whittling and wild art.
Blackbark’s newest member, Claire Godden, who recently returned to the valley after completing a woodland apprenticeship with Ben Law, of television’s Grand Designs fame, is excited about the opportunity to share woodland skills with youngsters and get them playing outside.
“Playing in the woods is something that every child should have the opportunity to experience. Building den’s and lighting fires is an important part of being a child. I’ve had an amazing year living and working in Ben Law’s woods and I’m looking forward to getting local young people involved in learning woodland skills and playing outside,” she said.
Blackbark manage woodland for Calderdale Council and private local landowners. Founding member Keith Wilson is keen to bring the woodlands into good management and get local people learning about our woodland heritage, said Claire. Blackbark Playscheme will be based at Todmorden Unitarian Church. It runs from April 14 to 17 and 22 to 25. Places cost £25 per day with discounts for siblings. For more info and to book contact firstname.lastname@example.org