Project summary


Wild Child aims to reconnect children and their families with the landscape of the South West Peak and areas further afield through encouraging exploration and playing outside. Being immersed in the outdoors at a young age will help to create positive experiences and an appreciation for natural heritage and landscapes.

The South West Peak Landscape Partnership is working in with the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust to encourage children and their families to get a bit wilder in a variety of ways. To find out how to get your family or school to go wild use check out the tabs below.

Over the course of the project we will also offer training days for parents and volunteers to enjoy and see what we have on offer.

To stay updated watch this project page, like the South West Peak Landscape Partnership on Facebook and Twitter. You can also like and like the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Family Activities page on Facebook.

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What we're doing

  • Inspiring lifelong appreciation for the natural world
  • Connecting children and their families with the tools and knowledge to enjoy and feel comfortable in the outdoors
  • Focuses on developing independent interests outside of guided activities
  • Providing “taster” days for parents and volunteers to experience what Wild Child has to offer
  • Offering activities at iconic sites such as The Roaches and at more accessible sites like Macclesfield Forest and Lyme Park
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Get involved!

Get Wild Outdoors with the Whole Family:
We have a whole range of free outdoor events for all ages in various locations throughout the South West Peak. Click below to find out what we do.

Teacher

Wildchild Afterschool and Lunchtime Clubs at your School:
Want an afterschool or lunchtime club at your school with a wild twist? Click below to find out what a Wild Child club means.

Forest

Volunteer

Upcoming activities

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Free play in outdoor green spaces for very young children improves their ability to deal with stress and focus attention, as well as improving social skills.

Visit http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/learning-about/junior-rangers

Junior Ranger Program

From www.peakdistrict.gov.uk

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Increasing access to, and use of, good quality natural environments can help improve health.

Who's working on this project?


Natalie Hollamby

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Our partners


  • Staffordshire Wildlife Trusts