Wildschool for home ed families

Our Wildschool Cooperative is for families that home educate/unschool, and takes place fortnightly on Friday afternoons from 1pm in a beautiful little wood at Stanpit Marsh Nature reserve in Christchurch, Dorset.

Various engaging stations are set up in the wood that children can interact with as they explore and play, plus the addition of nature/seasonal inspired activities which will include something to make and take home for the children and the adults in our group.

We often have a camp fire going for huddling, chatting and cooking, and hot drinks incuding tea, fruit teas, coffee and hot chocolate (of course!) are always available.

We aim to finish around 4pm, but often play dictates and we go past this time!

Booking in advance is essential, please do not turn up on the day as food and resource must be prepped sometimes days ahead of the gathering.

Please note there are no toilets at this site, so it's wild wees only


These sessions are:

  • £8.50 per child
  • £6 second child                           
  • £2.50 third child.
  • Under 3's are free to attend where other siblings are attending.
  • Adults go free!

Find us behind the visitor centre at Stanpit Marsh nature reserve in Christchurch. It is best if you use the what three words app for the exact location: https://what3words.com/scarcely.deny.tribes

Free parking is at the Stanpit Recreation Ground car park, directly off of the Stanpit Rd, BH23 3ND. Exact location: https://what3words.com/these.winter.claims

From here walk across the field to the top left corner and find us behind the visitor centre. Alternatively, to take in the epic views of the marsh on your way, take the gravel path to the left of the scout hut which also leads you to the visitor centre.

See you in the woods!