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Making Natural Play Structures Course with John Cree

Saturday 21 July, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


A super full day of fun learning aimed at teachers, childminders, rangers and forest school leaders!

Rope swings, rope bridges, rope walks (in fact any rope things for creative play) and other greenwood play structures will be built, along with consideration for health & safety and risk assessments.

Based at Skelton Grange Environment Centre in Leeds, where thousands of children enjoy outdoor learning and play each year in woodland, meadow & pond settings.

Led by Jon Cree, an inspirational tutor with over 30 years’ experience as an environmental and earth educator and trainer. Jon is a Field Studies Council Trainer based at Bishops Wood Centre, with a passion for helping others ‘get in touch’ with the natural world through dynamic learning programmes and hands-on learning experiences.

We will sustain you with tea & coffee, and some very gorgeous cake from That Old Chestnut, a friendly Leeds-based bakery that uses organic ingredients 100% free from animal products. Please bring a packed lunch with you – local options are limited.

Skelton Grange is a beautiful, light eco-building set in a nature reserve with ponds, meadows, woodland, vegetable garden & fruit orchard. If the weather is inviting, you are very welcome to enjoy your lunch or cup of tea outdoors and wander…

All proceeds will go to support the great charitable work of The Conservation Volunteers at Skelton Grange Environment Centre, which you can read more about on our website. You can also view other workshops & events we are planning!




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Skelton Grange Environment Centre
Skelton Grange Rd
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 1RS United Kingdom
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0113 243 0815