Come to the woods throughout the year! This experience runs once a month from October. Learn how to make fires without matches, cook, use tools, play games and meet others who have had similar experiences to you.

We will co-create a fun, safe and healing time together. Have discussions and share stories around the fire, discover our gifts and learn how nature can support our wellbeing. The woodland is a very calming and relaxing space. Young people who have been before tell us it is very ‘freeing’. Wrap up warm, wear wellington boots or walking boots and bring a packed lunch! We prefer participants to sign up to the all the days where possible.


Mill Wood,
Vert Woods Community Woodland,
Park Lane,
Lewes BN8 6BP (map available on request)


Various days 10:00am-3:00pm
25 October, 17 November, 15 December, 19 January, a date in February, 16 March, 10 April, 30 May, 6 July

Who’s it for?

Anyone aged 12-20 years.

What will I get out of it?

You will:

  • Learn woodland skills such as firelighting, cooking and crafts
  • Increase your confidence in a group and the outdoors
  • Learn how to live comfortably in nature


David Hayward
Emma Thorne
Marina Robb

Provided by

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Circle of Life Rediscovery, People’s Project