Better Together and in person at last at our North Wales Forest School!

Friday 28 May 2021

Tags: better together, family event, forest schools

Last Saturday, families in North Wales got together to enjoy Contact’s first live event since the pandemic hit.

The child-led forest school session at the Hawarden Estate in Flintshire included a mud kitchen, minibeast hunt, hammocks, cooking campfire snacks (marshmallows & popcorn) and den building.  

While the children had fun with session leaders in the Woodland Classroom, parents were able to chat over challenges with Kate Wyke from Contact Cymru, who provided a friendly face, information, support and advice.

One of the parents commented:

“Thank you so much for this opportunity. My son, who is 9 and has ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition), began by telling everyone how much he prefers staying at home and playing computer games, but after half an hour, he was totally in a different mindset – enjoying every minute of it! Now he wants to do regular forest school!”

This was also the first live event of Contact’s new Better Together programme, and we welcomed representatives from the North Wales province of the Freemasons, who are giving £150,000 over three years to fund the project. They really enjoyed their visit, saying:

“It was an honour to represent North Wales Freemasons and the Masonic Charitable Foundation. We were blown away by the very obvious enjoyment of the children and their families. If we could bottle your enthusiasm, we’d make a fortune!!!”

Find out more about our Better Together events and the other family workshops and events Contact offers.