Welcome to Hidden Woods.
We are an award-winning woodland activity centre, based in 80 acres of ancient woodland just a stone’s throw from Bath, Frome and surrounding area. We offer an exciting range of Forest School, bushcraft and other outdoor activities to children and adults of all ages. Complete with mighty oaks and babbling brooks, our beautiful purpose-built camp is the perfect place to connect with nature in a fun, adventurous and (we’d like to think) quite magical way.
Our truly original offering includes fantastic outdoor birthday parties, wonderful parent and toddler groups and innovative Forest School events and programmes for schools, to name but a few! Each of our sessions is designed to embrace the developmental opportunities that our natural playground provides, whilst having bags of fun along the way. In addition to the established selection of outdoor activities on offer, we regularly host tailored events for schools, groups and families, and would be delighted to discuss your needs further.
Please do take a peek around the website for a taste of what we do, and we hope to see you in the woods soon!
What are the Benefits of Outdoor Learning?
Outdoor learning is being increasingly recognised as playing an integral role in holistic child development. Benefits include improved:
- physical and motors skills
- language and communication skills
- social skills, including team work
- knowledge and understanding of the environment
- self-esteem and self-confidence
- motivation and concentration
At Hidden Woods, some of the hard skills that children gain are an improved knowledge of the natural world, an understanding of appropriate use of tools and risk management skills, bushcraft and survival knowledge, environmental arts and crafts. We also very much focus on soft skills such as co-operation, sharing, empathy and the development of emotional language.
We are located directly off the A36 near Norton St Philip, Somerset (BA2 7NH). Our visitors are based across Somerset, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire, including: Bath, Bradford-on-Avon, Frome, Westbury, Bristol, Swindon, Trowbridge, Warminster, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Wells, Malmesbury, Devizes, Melksham, Chippenham, Corsham, Shepton Mallett and Glastonbury. We’ve even had day visits from Wales and Yorkshire such is the popularity of our activities!