Castletown House Forest School After School – Spring Term 2023

Join us for the return of our Castletown House Forest School on the grounds of Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare for 5- to 11-year-olds, starting on Tuesday 21st February and Wednesday 22nd February 2023. The Spring Term 2023 will be a 6-week programme. It will run once a week, on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, from 3.30pm – 5.30pm, in the …

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Level 3 Forest School Leadership Training 2023

Up until the end of 2022, the Level 3 Forest School Leaderhip training was delivered in Ireland by Marina Robb of Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC. I was part of the Irish team delivering the training in Ireland for Circle of Life. The team consists of myself, Lucy Bell of Growing Wild and my colleagues …

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Creating Living Willow Structures at Irish Seedsavers!!

I am delighted to have been invited to run a Creating Living Willow Structures workshop at Irish Seedsavers on Saturday 12th March 2022 from 10 – 4.30pm. You can book your place by following this link. Course Outline: In this course, participants will be introduced to the wonderful plant that is willow! You will learn …

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Castletown House Forest School After School – Summer Term 2022

Last spaces available for the WEDNESDAY Castletown House Forest School programme! Join us for the return of our Castletown House Forest School on the grounds of Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare for 5- to 11-year-olds, starting on Wednesday 4th May 2022. It will run once a week, on Wednesday afternoons, from 3.30pm – 5.30pm, in the woods beside Castletown House. The Summer term will run …

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‘Grow Your Own Food’ & Other Courses 2023

I have recently bought my own house with some land in 2022 and am hoping to slowly start running courses here. I was thinking of running a Saturday morning ‘intro to grow your own food’ class. Other possibilities are intro to seedsaving, the wonders of willow, creating a biodiversity friendly garden, native hedgerow planting and …

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Castletown House Forest School After School Programme – Winter 2021

I am delighted to say I am running two afternoons here in Castletown House this winter term 2021. We are doing a programme on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAY afternoons from 3.00pm-5.00pm starting on Tuesday 2nd November and Wednesday 3rd November 2021 for 7-weeks up to the mid-term break. NB: THIS WINTER TERM This term the light starts to fade, so we make sure we have hi viz vests and head torches, we …

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Forest School themed Summer Camps 2022

Greetings! We are extremely excited to be returning with our Forest School themed Summer Camp at Castletown House! We will be offering 4 days of time in nature, play, woodland crafts, den building, rope work, nature crafts, mud area, make and create with tools, we also play games to increase our nature connection, these sessions are …

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An Introduction to Forest School Ethos & Principles

Growing Wild runs sessions in community garden design and set up. We offer courses in seasonal food growing, seasonal garden activities such as sowing seeds, setting up your vegetable beds, soil & fertility and seed saving.

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Castletown House Forest School After School, Autumn term 2022

Growing Wild is an is an experienced Forest School leader and trainer and is an Associate Trainer with Circle of Life Rediscovery CIC. Growing Wild runs an ongoing Forest School after school programme at Castletown House in Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

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