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!

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We are looking forward to our Whittling for Wellbeing workshops on Saturday 27th October and Saturday 15th December from 10-4.30pm at Kilmorey House in Waresley. This workshop is designed to be a wonderful experience on its own but also equip you with a variety of techniques and confidence to pursue this mindful traditional craft in your own time. Knowing how to carve safely and well with a knife is as rewarding as it is empowering.

During the day you will learn how to select and harvest different types of wood- broadening your understanding of this beautiful material and cover a range of different basic knife skills. You will then undertake a range of small projects using the skills learnt . It will look at wood storage and knife selection and sharpening. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience looking to refine your techniques and design. It includes all materials and knives/axes to use, lunch and afternoon tea/cake, tuition, workshop notes and wood. The cost is £75 and would make a lovely Christmas present or a relaxing day out with friends learning a new skill. Please contact us to book a place.

In order for people to plan ahead we have created a Holiday Bushcraft Club page which you can find under Sessions and we are delighted to be able to run in three different locations- Milton Country Park, Wandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve and Waresley. We publish dates for the current holiday and the following one so places can be booked well in advance. Autumn and Spring dates are now available so take a peek and we look forward to welcoming you!
We have thoroughly enjoyed facilitating bushcraft immersion days for schools and other organisations, as well as annual trips for playgroups and evening sessions for Beavers and Scouts. We are also hosting corporate events and children’s parties so please get in touch if you are interested in any events for your group.

Upcoming Events

We have some exciting events in addition to our regular sessions coming soon…

  • Milton Country Park’s Autumn Festival-  Sunday 7th October ’18
  • October Half Term Bushcraft Club- Monday 23rd October-Friday 27th October ‘18
  • Whittling for Wellbeing (Day workshop for adults)- Saturday 27th October & Saturday 15th December ‘18

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!

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