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An interactive play project that aims to open up Leigh Woods for more sustained and varied use by children and their families. Join us for exciting free play workshops in Leigh Woods.

With: Assemble

Come and join us for two days of exciting outdoor free play in the woods with Assemble, the National Trust and Bristol Children’s Scrapstore. Make dens, craft bows and arrows, explore the woods off the beaten track and be prepared to get messy! 

Scrapstore will be bringing a new set of loose parts and kit specially chosen to support play in the woods, and there will be plenty of space for improvisation and experimenting. Parents and children are also invited to help us convert an open wood shed into a space for storing kit for play, so that loose parts can be available at Leigh Woods for a long time to come. Children will also have a chance to leave any discoveries they make of fantastic ways to use the play kit in a Play Log Book, contributing to the development of play in the woods in the future. 

Everyone is welcome, and whilst we encourage parents and carers to stand back and let their children lead their own activities, there will be plenty of play for adults too. Children will be supported and supervised but left to their own devices to explore the woods under their own steam, following their own curiosity and imaginations.

Activities will take place around the Rangers Hut located at the end of Valley Road.