Press Release – Educating Kids Outdoors (EKO) holiday clubs at farm shop
By Lady [Harriet] Hamilton, 17 August 2016
A specialist outdoor learning organisation has linked up with a local farm shop to provide children with fun outdoor experiences this summer.
Educating Kids Outdoors (EKO) offers fun, outdoor learning experiences for children at their schools or in woodland areas around Shropshire & Staffordshire, including Apley Farm Shop.
Natasha Branston, Founder of Educating Kids Outdoors tells us “It’s an inspiring and beautiful venue for children’s outdoor activities with the field space, the woodland areas, the Skylark Nature Trail & Pigg’s Playbarn. No doubt, parents will also appreciate the easy access & parking, the Creamery Café & the farm shop itself.”
Lady Hamilton, Marketing Manager of Apley Farm Shop added “We have a lot of customers with young children, looking for fun things to do in the school holidays & EKO really fills that need.”
Both of the two EKO sessions are perfect for families to enjoy together, whilst the annual EKO 24hr sleepover is designed for children aged between 6-12 years.
Our three fortnightly Friday sessions are being run on:
Friday 5th August 10.00am-12.00am – ‘Extraordinary Elder’
At this session we will be looking at the uses of different wood and what we can make with them; this includes small things to take home, big dens to shelter in and campfires to toast marshmallows over.
Friday 19th/Saturday 20th August 10:30am-10:30am – ‘24hrs EKO Sleepover @ Pigg’s Playbarn’
This 24hr experience is aimed at children aged between 6-12 years and involves spending the whole day outside learning bushcraft skills, building dens, lighting campfires, cooking your own meal over the embers and having time and space to imagine, explore and wonder at our natural world. Night time is spent amongst the slides and climbing frames of Pigg’s Playbarn with a delicious, freshly cooked breakfast in the Creamery Cafe the following morning.
Friday 2nd September 10.00am-12.00am – ‘Forest School Art’
At this session we will be foraging for, and experimenting with, different leaves, berries and plants to create natural paint, clay and resources for some wonderful imaginative artwork, all whilst toasting marshmallows around the campfire.
The children have the chance to play in Pigg’s Playbarn at the beginning & end of each session and there will be further art & craft activities each day in the Pigg’s Playbarn party rooms.
10am-12pm Sessions cost £6 per child (1 free adult place with each child)
‘EKO Sleepover @ Piggs Playbarn’ is £35 per child (no parents sorry!)
Apley Farm Shop is on the A442 between Telford & Bridgnorth, near the Hundred House in Norton. For details, visit www.ekolearning.org.uk or call 07876 658467.