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Winter Solstice Family Event  

All Ages - Sat 22 December 12pm -5pm


We're excited to announce that we'll be holding a wild and festive themed Winter Solstice Family Fun day at Pinewood Scout Centre, suitable for all children (and their parents) aged 2 - 16


'Festive challenges - to earn a prize, take part in Sprout Slingshot', 'Spear' Throwing, Plum Pudding Sally and Thor's Hammer

*Make a festive wreath

*Make a tree decoration

*Make a Solstice feather wish stick to offer to the fire

*Bring an empty, clean glass jar and make a sparkling lantern for our 'lighthearted' Return of the Light Ceremony at sunset

*Get your face painted

*Sample our festive Hot Toddy on the camp fire

*Mud play, exploring and tree climbing

*Follow our secret trail to find the wilder, more ancient version of Father Christmas - St Nick of the Wood

*Find the snowmen's noses around the wood, and crack the code for a prize

*Winter tales around the camp fire for different ages

*Practice your whittling and fire lighting skills in the Bushcraft zone and make a lantern holder or a marshmallow stick. If you already have and can safely use a small carving knife,  bring it (in your parent's pocket not yours!) or if you'd like to learn you can use ours. (Ages 6+ as a guideline for this area)


Bring a picnic and if you want to, something simple to cook on the fire (tins of soup or hotdogs to nestle in the embers are lovely at this time of year) There will be tea (herbal and builders), coffee and a selection of home made cakes to buy.


Feel free to come dressed up festively! (Grown ups too!)  


Price per child for the day is £15 (unwaged) £20 (waged) £25 (generosity) 50% sibling discount

Accompanying parents (up to 2 per child) and under 2's go free.  Extra adults £5 each.


Booking is in advance.  Contact us at where we will let you have payment information to secure your booking.