Wild Thyme Outdoors: Forest School and Woodland Skills is a new and exciting initiative set in the Essex county countryside.

OUR GALLERY

Below are images from some of events and parties.

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We will remember them
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South Ockendon, Thurrock, United Kingdom
Managed to restock the charcloth box this afternoon with my mini char cloth maker! We had to do this twice after we tried to have a “spark-off” and one of the young adventurers managed to drop a spark into the box from about 3ft away with out us noticing 🤦‍♂️



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South Ockendon, Thurrock, United Kingdom
It doesn’t matter how many years young, the learning never stops. There are always new experiences, and new challenges on the horizon. ↟
These two young adventurers had the opportunity to learn something they’d never done before, there is roughly 5 years between them, they were able to share and discover together with no difficulties and being conscious of one another’s differences. Isn’t it amazing that when given the space to do so young people have the capacity for great empathy, compassion and understanding despite what the world may think of them. ↟




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The birds sound as excited for autumn 🍂 as much as I am!!! It’s coming to the winter months. Time for reflexion, but not relaxation! All the jobs that couldn’t be done during the nonstop summer need to be done! It’s starting to look like a busy 2020 already! ↟



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We spent the weekend teaching Wilderness first aid. Yes we do that too! ☺️ We had a fantastic bunch of course participants who all learnt something and brought some interesting discussions to the woods

We introduced everyone to a genius new app (everyone ended up downloading it) which I would highly recommend downloading for EVERYONE! @what3words
I should have bought shares with how much I’ve been banging on about it! 😉. This app gives you a unique three word combination across a 3m squared grid laid over the entire globe!!! Perfect for an emergency situation when you aren’t sure where you are! Please please please download, it could save yours or someone else’s life one day. ↟


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We had the privilege of having some young people who where in the care of Havering council in the woods. They spent an adventurous day building shelters, laying traps for monsters and playing hide and seek. It was really great to offer those who have it a little harder than most an opportunity to be little wildlings for the day. ↟

We received this amazing feedback for the care team, because they’re in care I couldn’t document their adventure so I added a picture of a European brown bear 🐻 we met the other day ↟


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Giving the young ones a safe and patient space to explore, experiment and play with things they don’t usually get to see and do is why I started Wild Thyme Outdoors. They are always curious and know how to risk assess for themselves when given the chance


This young man want to see if he could blow a coal in to flame using cotton wool, it didn’t work but he was careful, persistent and encouraged by the failure of his experiment to to try other tinders



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Flint & Steel! My favourite method of fire lighting by far! The beautiful simplicity of catching a spark on to a char-cloth and then blowing it into flame 🔥 which on its own it’s fun! ↟


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Another week with the master! I am always! Always looking to improve myself and my skills through new challenges and learning. ↟
It’s important for everyone to take time for yourself, whether that’s doing something you enjoy or doing nothing at all! Time to process and just BE is so important and most of the time overlooked despite its necessity!!




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My new personal kit for cooking out on the trail.
It’s nice to get out on your own sometimes, take a break, connect with nature for your own mental health. As much as good bushcraft isn’t about kit, having a decent, simple set does help and makes it easier to leave no trace. ↟


Our dear friends @woodlandclassroom were on the BBC this week talking about nature and it’s connection to our health.
https://woodlandclassroom.com/woodland-classroom-on-the-bbc/



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panassed salmon, boiled potatoes and salad. Healthy nutritious food!

Cooking over the campfire is not as easy as in a well kitted kitchen but the rewards of a well cooked meal when in camp after a day on the trails is always rewarding and cooked over a campfire just tastes better. ↟





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Adventure tools! ⚒ ↟
“The more you know the less you carry”
A valuable sentiment and one as outdoors people we should remind ourselves of constantly. ↟
From the outset it speaks of knowing how we can source things we need to thrive in nature so we don’t need to carry so much kit with us. BUT! It has longer reaching effects than that; the more knowledge we carry the greater understanding we have for our environment and how our impact can change it for better or worse! Let’s be honest certain people could do with understanding a little more about our effect we have on this earth and how we could mitigate it. ↟



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WELCOME TO WILDTHYME OUTDOORS

Our children, young adults; the future generations have access to some of the most advanced technology that has ever been created in human history. However our children are spending more time indoors, glued to artificial entertainment devices.

With the worry around childhood obesity, Attention deficit disorder and nature deficit disorder growing exponentially it is imperative that something is done. Not to just combat these issues in young people, but also to educate and make aware of the benefits that time in the outdoors has for physical, emotional and intellectual development.

Alongside our individual aims for those we engage with we hope protect our natural environments for generations to come through knowledge and connection.

READ OUR REVIEWS

Here is what our customers have to say about Wildthyme Outdoors

  • 5 star review  Huge thankyou to James and Amy for organising our stag do! Can't stress how brilliant it was. All the lads (even the oldies) loved every minute. 3 hours of competitive activities kept us going even in the cold and rain. James and Amy went above and beyond to make the day special and suitable for us all. James tailor made a package that worked perfectly for us. Archery tag, competitive fire lighting and Bush tucker trials. Everything worked amazingly. Thankyou once again, I 100 % recommend this to anyone young or.... not so young! I'm sure there will be pics to follow!!

    thumb Andy John
    2/03/2018

    5 star review  My two children spent today (in the rain) at Wild Thyme Outdoors. Never having done a holiday club before I was feeling a little anxious. Hearing about their adventure all the way home and and their pleading to go back tomorrow are clear signs that they had an Amazing time. Not even the weather dampened the day James and his team had them fully engaged all day in the Minecraft themed activities. Looking forward to future holiday events.

    thumb Alison Townsend
    10/26/2017

    5 star review  Thank you James! Dylan really enjoyed his day today - great to get them outdoors for the day. We will be back for more adventures for sure!

    thumb Susan McDonald
    4/03/2018

    5 star review  Brilliant, muddy, fun filled day for my 6 year old and his friends. He said he loved the day and didn’t want to come home! He was covered in mud , sitting around a camp fire ,chewing on a sausage , laughing and telling me stories of the green monster they all caught ! He was giving me a grand tour of your amazing camp as if he lives there � Thank you James and Rob ! Very professional , friendly and naturals with the children �.

    thumb Gem Rodacan
    4/09/2018
  • 5 star review  My daughter and nephew were in their element at Forest School with James and Amy. Hours of outdoor fun in the fresh air, freedom, mud, camp fire, exploring, foraging, new friends, marshmallows and much more. They wanted to go everyday! They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and will definitely be back for the half term.

    thumb Colette Marie Bhuhi
    9/11/2018

    5 star review  My 6 and 9 year old have had an absolutely fantastic time! They both marked it 10/10! Not sure what more to ask for, fun day out, great adventures and minecraft themed! All whilst learning about the great outdoors. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

    thumb Samantha Billings
    10/24/2017

    5 star review  We had our daughters birthday here, James was great with the young ones, the set up was fantastic, an amazing experience and a nice change from ‘soft play centre’ parties. Thanks guys

    thumb Russell Deamer
    3/30/2018

    5 star review  My son had his 5th Birthday at Wild Thyme with his entire class and they all had an outstanding time. From learning about making fire safely to archery to the games and eating sloppy joes by the fireside, it was lovely to see all the children so engaged without a single piece of technology in sight and they had a blast. I will definitely bring my 2 back another time. Thank you to James and the team at Wild Thyme Outdoors!!!

    thumb Emma Craven
    9/18/2017
  • 5 star review  Daniel had a great 6th Birthday party thank you all so much xxxx

    thumb Lisa Payne
    11/05/2017

    5 star review  Went to a friends birthday at Wild Thyme and it was brilliant my son thoroughly enjoyed it and James is fantastic with the kids. Thank you.

    thumb Helen McCann
    11/05/2017

    5 star review  Huge thank you, my son had a fantastic time last week and really enjoyed himself. His still telling us stories now from Friday! Thank you so much supporting and helping him take part in everything as I can imagine it was quite tricky with his walking frame. X

    thumb Laura Pond
    2/19/2018

    5 star review  My boys (5 & 7)really enjoyed themselves yesterday. We were quite nervous because of the torrential rain & thunder & lightening. It would have been an indoor day for us, but the boys had an excellent time despite the weather! They also love Minecraft, so the activities being based on that was an added bonus! They’re already asking to go back!

    thumb Clí Od Hna
    5/30/2018
  • Its great to see James and his team love what they do. They bring the art of play back to children and ensure that British Forests are not forgotten or missed used.

    thumb Gabo Suarez
    12/10/2018

    5 star review  My son who is 6 have had the best day ever. This extremely well organised day was “the best day ever” according to William. Jame and Hayley were amazing when I turned up to collect William he was busy toasting his marshmallow on the open fire. He told me how he built a den with some other children and how he learned to make and light a fire. He also told me about the monster, which he loved. William can’t wait until the next school holiday to attended again. Thanks so much James and Hayley for all your hard work

    thumb Donna Theobald
    2/19/2018

    5 star review  James & Amy hosted my little boys 3rd birthday party today. It was fab! Everyone enjoyed it. Great activities included making mud faces and searching for bugs �. Setting was great. Lovely memories made. “Best birthday party ever” is what my little boy has been saying all afternoon. Thank you so much you really are fab at what you do. Will definitely be back for more adventures �. P.S. the cupcakes looked too good to eat ... but we’re really yummy � xxx

    thumb Emma Flack Crouchman
    4/15/2018

    5 star review  A Massive thank you to James and Amy for having my Son Joshua with them on their survival school for the day. He absolutely loved it and hasnt stopped talking about his adventures throughout the day, even they were hit with terrential rain and a thunderstorm Josh had an amazing time. p.s he has asked me to get him some meal worms to eat �. I will definitely be sending him back when you upload your next lots of dates. Highly recommend! thanks again.

    thumb Chris Zola Saunders
    5/29/2018
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