Wild Thyme & Embers

Grow. Explore. Discover.

What do we do?

Wild Thyme & Embers provide a variety of outdoor learning experiences for children and their families in and around Cambridge. Our intention is to inspire people to spend more time outside, reconnect with nature and enjoy the lifelong benefits. Inspired by Skogsmulle principles underlying the Swedish multi-sensory approach to learning and forest schools, we believe that the great outdoors is the most powerful and compelling learning environment for everyone!

Our Holiday Clubs are thoroughly enjoyed by children who thrive outside, participating in a variety of bushcraft activities such as fire-lighting, whittling and shelter building. We also host Birthday Parties at a variety of locations.

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Wild Thyme & Embers presents Halloween Spooktacular – Sunday 31 October, 4pm-8pm – Wandlebury Country Park

Uncover the darker side of Wandlebury’s history with tales from the ghostly past; dare to accept fiendish foods from our ghoulish witch and undertake our eerily creepy crafts. All the ingredients for a spooky adventure for the whole family.

£24 per family (2 adults/2 children) or £7 per adult & £5 per child (3 and over- children 2 and younger free).

Winter Wreath Making – Sunday 5th December & Saturday 11th December – Wandlebury Country Park

Learn how to create your unique winter wreath to adorn your door this Christmas with fresh foraged foliage and other natural resources. 90 minute workshops for the whole family with warming refreshments to get your creativity flowing.

Sessions Times: 10:00-11:30, 12:30-14:00, 14:30-16:00
Cost: £18

Our next Holiday Bushcraft Club at the beautiful Wandlebury Country Park is October Half Term. We are running from Monday 25th- Friday 29th October ’21. We welcome children age 5 to 12 years old- drop them off with a packed lunch at 8.30am at the Stable Rooms and pick them up at 4.00pm after a day immersed in nature and wild fun! This is our favourite time of year as we really appreciate the warmth of the fire and all the delicious food it provides so expect lots of cooking! The woodlands are stunning during the autumn months and our instructors can’t wait for more wild adventures. 

Then on Sunday 31st October ’21 from 4-8pm we present Halloween Spooktacular! Uncover the darker side of Wandlebury’s history with tales from the ghostly past, dare to accept fiendish foods from our ghoulish witch and undertake our eerily creepy crafts. All the ingredients for a spooky adventure for the whole family.

We deliver bushcraft immersion days for schools and other organisations at a variety of locations, annual trips for playgroups and evening sessions for other groups such as Beavers and Scouts. We also host corporate events and children’s parties and enjoy providing nature based arts and craft activities at festivals. 

Please get in touch if you are interested in arranging a session for your group or event. ✨

Thrive in Nature

Our sessions take place in the woods, rain or shine. Immerse yourself in nature: take part in a full range of bushcraft activities, learn new survival skills, relax in a hammock, share food from the fire and be part of our evolving community!