Outdoor Adventurous club in February half-term!

What is Wild Child?
Wild Child is a club for 8 – 11 year olds, focussed on helping children to try new things, excite their imagination and learn the way of nature. Through this we are hoping to help raise a generation that is aware of who they are, mindful of nature and has the capacity to imagine and think creatively.

When is it?
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February
9am – 4pm or 5:30pm for extended day

What will be the activities in the club?
The final plan for each day is still being confirmed, but here’s an idea of the type of activi-ties that we’ll cover throughout the week*

  • Social and mindful activities (community projects, mindfulness, team-building games)
  • Energetic and outdoor activities (fire-making, den-making, learning to use tools, wide-games)
  • Creative activities (cooking, gardening, crafts, photography, journalling)
  • Reflective activities (story-telling, drama games, self reflection)
  • Trips to other outdoor sites, such as Wimbledon Common for wide-games and nav-igating challenges

*activities will vary depending on the club and time of year. These are given to illustrate the types of activities we’ve done previously.

Where is the club?
The majority of the sessions will be held at Dobbins Field, Paradise Co-operative’s com-munity garden site. It’s an enclosed acre of land just next to Wandsworth Common for children to explore, run around and enjoy. We have a pizza oven, orchard, pond, yurt, fire-pit area and lots of spaces to make dens and tell stories.

We will also do trips to other outdoor spaces. In the past, this has included Wimbledon Common and the local livestock farm on Beechcroft Road to help with the animals.

Who runs the club?
Wild Child is run by Samuel Markusse, a local drama therapist and qualified Forest School practitioner with many years of childcare experience. Sam has been involved in the children’s activities at Paradise Co-operative for four years. His trained team are DBS checked and experienced in childcare. We also will have several student-teachers from the University of Roehampton joining us as volunteers for the week, which forms a placement as part of their PGCE.

What should I bring?
Drinks and snacks are included. Children should bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water. Children should wear warm and waterproof clothes and bring a spare pare of socks. Please don’t wear your best clothes as these will get muddy! On some days we will advise you to bring wellies.

How much does it cost?
Prices vary depending on the number of days you book, and if you book a normal or extended finish time. Discount available for siblings; book a package of days up to 10 days and split between 2 or more siblings in a family to benefit from the discount.

DaysNormal Day Cost (9am - 4pm)Extended Day cost
9am - 5:30pm
(+£15 per day)

If you would like to apply for a 50% bursary place, please contact us directly. These spaces are offered in priority order. First to children who haven’t benefited from a bursary space before, and then on a first-come, first-served basis.

We only have 15 spaces for this club per day, and it is always popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please e-mail wildchild@paradisecooperative.org to book your place. We will ask you to fill in a form with your child’s details, and payment is by BACS transfer to our charity’s account.