Forest School 6+ – November session

Join us for a Saturday Forest school/bushcraft session aimed at children aged 6 and over.

Saturday 16th of November 1-2.30pm

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We started running these sessions in September and they have proved very popular.  We intend to run the sessions monthly.  The sessions will get children outdoors and engaging with nature. Sessions will include a mix of:

  • Fire lighting and campfire cooking
  • Bushcrafts – using tools, knives, drills and saws to create
  • Nature based arts and crafts

Each session will have a particular focus.  You are welcome to attend a session as a one-off or come as often as you’d like.

All sessions include hot chocolate and marshmallows (or suitable alternatives) that the children will make on the open fire or using the Kelly Kettle.

The sessions will take a Forest School approach – Forest school is more than just sessions outdoors. It is a specialised approach that is learner-centred and aims to promote the holistic development of the child. Through hands-on practical learning, Forest school fosters resilience, confidence, self-esteem, independence and creativity and encourages- children to take risks within a supportive learning environment set within nature.

The sessions are run by our forest school trained volunteer Christine. All very reasonably priced for experiences that are utterly priceless! All profit goes back into our volunteer work in maintaining and improving the park too!

Saturday 16th of November 1-2.30pm and is only £6 for members and £7 for non-members.

Not a member? You can join for just £5 a year. Not only would you be helping our volunteer work in the park, but you also get a discount to all our events and 10% off in the cafe for the year. Join before booking your place – it comes straight through, so go ahead an buy a members place!

www.rowntreepark.org.uk/membership

Places are strictly limited, so book your place using the link below:

Members ticket (£6) Buy Now
Non Members Ticket (£7) Buy Now

Important info

Tickets are non-refundable but you are welcome to sell your ticket if you get the buyer to contact us.

There is no physical ticket – Paypal confirms and we will send you an email within a week of payment. Any questions then please email – (abigail at membership@rowntreepark.org.uk)

The sessions are aimed at children 6+ and they should be accompanied by an adult. No adult ticket is needed.   Your child is welcome to come with another adult who has other children at the event.  If you need to bring a younger sibling along, just let us know.  They are welcome to come but will not be able to use the resources.  if you’d like them to use resources then please buy them a ticket (age 2-5). They would need to remain under your strict supervision as we aim our sessions at older children.

 

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Wood for Wellbeing – adult mindfulness and crafts

Escape from the stress of life and take some time to unwind and connect with nature. Join us for ‘Woods for Wellbeing’ in the beautiful setting of Rowntree Park woods on                                                   Saturday 19th of October 10-11.30am.

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Join us a learn a new skill and craft at your own pace.  The session may include one or some of the following – whittling, willow weaving, basic bushcrafts and a campfire fire. 

The session will allow time for you to learn new crafts, connect with the natural environment and to feel more comfortable enjoying time in the woods.  Also the opportunity to meet likeminded people, or opt to spend time by yourself.

Take some breathing space, connect with nature and learn new skills, and return home feeling refreshed and replenished.

Sessions are designed for women, and those who identify as women, aged 16 upwards. We also welcome non-binary individuals who would enjoy the support of a women’s group.

Our sessions are run by our volunteer Christine, who describes herself as a ‘hobbycrafter’ and is also forest school trained.  The cost of the session a £12 for members and £15 for non-member, and includes a hot drink made outside in the woods. The session runs from 1pm-2.30pm. Any profits goes back into our volunteer work in the park. 

If you are not already a member – you can join for just £5 a year.  As as well as helping our work in the park, you also get discount to our events and 10% off in the cafe all year.

www.rowntreepark.org.uk/membership

For further details and to book your place, follow the link here:

Members ticket  (£12) Buy Now
Non Members Ticket (£15) Buy Now

Any questions then drop Abigail a line at membership@rowntreepark.org.uk

Our first session of ‘Woods for Wellbeing’ takes place on Friday 20th of September.  There are still a few tickets available for this session.  You do not need to have attended a previous session to book onto session.  Previous attendees are very welcome as each session has a different theme – it would be great to see some familiar faces.

The Friends of Rowntree Park are a group of volunteers who look after the park and provide events for the community.  We are all volunteers and care about our park and community.

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Halloween Spooktacular!

Howling Half term fun this Halloween in Rowntree Park

Calling all witches and wizards, the Young Friends of Rowntree Park would like to invite you to our Halloween Spooktacular!

Thursday 31st of October  – 10am or 10.30 am start (until 12pm)

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A mix of storytelling and crafts with a magic touch!  Make your own magical clay animals, collection the ingredients to make your own potions and practise spells under the advice and guidance of our experienced potion master, and make your own broom from natural materials. All frightfully fun!

Aimed at boys and ghouls aged: 2-7 years old BUT older are welcome (the storytelling aimed at younger but crafts suits a range of ages)

There is a staggered start to the event to control the flow of people.  Choose to start at 10am or 10.30am.  There is a limit of 20 tickets for each session.

Activities last around 1-1.5 hours.

Tickets for similar events we have run have sold out quickly, so please make sure you purchase tickets in plenty of time to avoid disappointment.

If you are not already a member, join at the same time as buying your ticket – it’s only £5 fo annual membership.  You get money off at all our events, 10% off at the cafe fr the year and the warm fuzzy feeling you are helping support our volunteer work and community events in Rowntree Park – join here.

10am  Members Ticket £3 Buy
10am Non-Members Ticket £5 Buy

 

10.30am  Members Ticket £3 Buy
10.30am Non-Members Ticket £5 Buy

Please note: There is no actual physical ticket – once you have paid via Paypal, we have your name and will contact you to confirm within a few days.  Please be patient as we are volunteers.  Paypal should also send you confirmation of payment.

 

Our event will be taking place outside in the woods, so please dress appropriately.  Costumes are welcomed to help get into the spirit (but not essential).

Important info:

We are a small charity who run events for the community as volunteers, so the following hopefully addresses things you need to know. If not, please contact abigail membership@rowntreepark.org.uk

Children remain the responsibility of parents/carers at all times.

Tickets are only purchased for children, no accompanying adults. As many adults as you like can accompany (more help the better!)

Babies in arms are welcome free of charge if coming with a sibling.  As are children up to the age of 18 months BUT they would not be able to participate/use resources without purchasing a ticket.

We do not offer a sibling/childminder discount because the member’s ticket price is heavily discounted already to make our events affordable (which is important to us).  We would recommend buying this and benefiting from the discounts for the year.  A childminder may bring as many children as their ratio allows, and tickets are valid under their membership.

Tickets cannot be refunded but you can sell your ticket on, just please contact us with the names of people attending.  If you can no longer come please let us know asap and we will *try* to help sell on.

Be aware that clothing may get dirty as we are outside and using clay.

The event takes place in the woods.  On the map, this is shown as the near the ‘woodland walk’ behind the ‘events space’.

Location – Rowntree Park, Terry Avenue, YO23 1JQ.  There is a car park on-site or bus routes along Bishopthorpe Rd.  Easy to reach via bike and walking from the town centre and Fulford.

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Forest School October session

Join us for a weekend Forest school/bushcraft session aimed at children aged 6 -12 taking place on Saturday, October 19th 1-2.30pm in Rowntree Park.

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Places are strictly limited and MUST be booked in advance.

 Sessions over the next few months will include a mix of:

  • Fire lighting and campfire cooking
  • Bushcrafts – using tools, knives, drills and saws to create
  • Nature based arts and crafts

All sessions include hot chocolate and marshmallows (or suitable alternatives) that the children will make on the open fire or using the Kelly Kettle.

You are welcome to attend one session or come to as many as you like!

The sessions will take a Forest School approach – Forest school is more than just sessions outdoors. It is a specialised approach that is learner-centred and aims to promote the holistic development of the child. Through hands-on practical learning, Forest school fosters resilience, confidence, self-esteem, independence and creativity and encourages- children to take risks within a supportive learning environment set within nature.

The sessions are run by our forest school trained volunteer Christine. All very reasonably priced for experiences that are utterly priceless! All profit goes back into our volunteer work in maintaining and improving the park too!

The sessions are aimed at children 6+ and they should be accompanied by an adult. No adult ticket is needed.  if you have younger children who would need to come along, drop us a line.  Your child is welcome to come with another adult who has other children at the event. 

Each session is £6 for members and £7 for non-members and includes a hot drink that the children will help make!

Not a member? You can join for just £5 a year. Not only would you be helping our volunteer work in the park, but you also get a discount to all our events and 10% off in the cafe for the year. Join before booking your place – it comes straight through, so go ahead an buy a members place!

www.rowntreepark.org.uk/membership

Places are strictly limited, so book your place using the link below:

Members ticket (£6) Buy Now
Non Members Ticket (£7) Buy Now

Tickets are non-refundable but you are welcome to sell your ticket if you get the buyer to contact us.

Any questions please drop Abigail a line at membership@rowntreepark.org.uk

 


Rowntree Park Photograph Competition 2019

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We are pleased to announce that we are holding a photography competition for images taken in the park.  There are a range of categories and ages groups that you can enter. You are welcome to submit up to 3 images in each category.

Categories:

  • People in our parks: such as people walking, jogging, cycling, picnicking, skating etc 
  • Park landscapes: for example landscape shots, animals, trees, plants, buildings in a recognisable park setting. 
  • Seasons in the park: for example Winter weather, Springtime flowers, Summer sunsets, or Autumnal colours.
  • Our Back Yard – anything that represents ‘community’ and what the park means to you.

Who can enter?

Anyone is able to enter, from beginners, enthusiasts and professionals.  However, no entries from any images that have won previous national and local competitions please.  The images can have been taken at any point over the years. Landscape and portrait accepted. Edited or unedited.

Children are welcome to enter. The age groups are below and the same subject categories apply but entries will be judged with against those of age-appropriate peers: Age 2-6, Age 7-11,  Age 12-16

Entry to the competition is free to members of the Friends of Rowntree Park and their household.  There is a £5 entry fee for non-members (which includes membership of the Friends for 1 year). If you are not already a member you can join here: http://www.rowntreepark.org.uk/membership

Where to send images to:

Images can be taken on a camera or a phone and should be emailed to membership@rowntreepark.org.uk

Please include your name, address, email info on the category/ies you are entering and age group if relevant (with exact age for children).

Closing date: Noon 30th September 2019

 

General information

You are welcome to tag your images on social media  ‪#FRPphotocomp on social media (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) but we will need the image emailing if you plan to enter the competition.  

The winning entries will be printed and displayed in Rowntree Park Reading Cafe and overall winners for adults and also children (across the categories) will receive a voucher for the Cafe. All winners will be able to take home their photo, in its printed form, after the display is taken down.

Please note: You must own the copyright to any photo submitted and give permission for its use by the Friends of Rowntree Park including in press releases, website and for sale (to raise money for the Friends of Rowntree Park). You must get permission from any people in your photos and from the parents/carers of any under-16s who are entering the competition. 

If you have any questions about how to enter, or other things in connection with the competition, please contact Abigail at membership@rowntreepark.org.uk

 

 

 


Woods for Well Being

Adult mindfulness and crafts in nature

Escape from the stress of life and take some time to unwind and connect with nature. Join us for our first women’s natural craft and mindfulness session in the beautiful setting of Rowntree Park woods on Friday 20th September 1-2.30pm.

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Join us a learn a new skill and craft at your own pace.  This first session will include basic willow weaving to create a dragonfly.  Future session may include a mix of crafts include whittling, willow weaving, basic bushcrafts and campfire fires and needle felting amongst more.

All sessions will allow time for you to learn new crafts, connect with the natural environment and to feel more comfortable enjoying time in the woods.  Also the opportunity to meet likeminded people, or opt to spend time by yourself.

Take some breathing space, connect with nature and learn new skills, and return home feeling refreshed and replenished.

Sessions are designed for women, and those who identify as women, aged 16 upwards. We also welcome non-binary individuals who would enjoy the support of a women’s group.

Our sessions are run by our volunteer Christine, who describes herself as a ‘hobbycrafter’ and is also forest school trained.  The cost of the session a £12 for members and £15 for non-member, and includes a hot drink made outside in the woods. The session runs from 1pm-2.30pm. Any profits goes back into our volunteer work in the park. 

If you are not already a member – you can join for just £5 a year.  As as well as helping our work in the park, you also get discount to our events and 10% off in the cafe all year.

www.rowntreepark.org.uk/membership

Can’t make a Friday? The next session will run on Saturday 19th of October 10-11.30am.

For further details and to book your place, follow the link here:

Members ticket (£12) Buy Now
Non Members Ticket (£15) Buy Now

Any questions then drop Abigail a line at membership@rowntreepark.org.uk

The Friends of Rowntree Park are a group of volunteers who look after the park and provide events for the community.  We are all volunteers and care about our park and community.

The Wild Ways

The Five Ways to Wellbeing, a framework for promoting good mental health in use by organisations all over the world including the NHS and the major UK mental health charities. The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a simple way of thinking about our mental health, they suggest 5 easy actions which we can all take to improve our happiness in our daily lives. We have taken the 5 ways and adapted them to an outdoor, green environment.

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Bushcraft and Forest school session 6+

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Join us for a weekend Forest school/bushcraft session aimed at children aged 6 and over.

Over the next few months, we will be running some sessions that will get the children outdoors and engaging with nature. Sessions will include a mix of:

  • Fire lighting and campfire cooking
  • Bushcrafts – using tools, knives, drills and saws to create
  • Nature based arts and crafts

All sessions include hot chocolate and marshmallows (or suitable alternatives) that the children will make on the open fire or using the Kelly Kettle.

The sessions will take a Forest School approach – Forest school is more than just sessions outdoors. It is a specialised approach that is learner-centred and aims to promote the holistic development of the child. Through hands-on practical learning, Forest school fosters resilience, confidence, self-esteem, independence and creativity and encourages- children to take risks within a supportive learning environment set within nature.

 

The sessions are run by our forest school trained volunteer Christine. All very reasonably priced for experiences that are utterly priceless! All profit goes back into our volunteer work in maintaining and improving the park too!

The sessions are aimed at children 6+ and they should be accompanied by an adult. No adult ticket is needed.  if you have younger children who would need to come along, drop us a line.  Your child is welcome to come with another adult who has other children at the event. 

The first session takes place on Saturday 14th of September 1-2.30pm and is only £6 for members and £7 for non-members.

Not a member? You can join for just £5 a year. Not only would you be helping our volunteer work in the park, but you also get a discount to all our events and 10% off in the cafe for the year. Join before booking your place – it comes straight through, so go ahead an buy a members place!

www.rowntreepark.org.uk/membership

Places are strictly limited, so book your place using the link below:

Members ticket (£6) Buy Now
Non Members Ticket (£7) Buy Now

Tickets are non-refundable but you are welcome to sell your ticket if you get the buyer to contact us.

Any questions please drop Abigail a line at membership@rowntreepark.org.uk