On the 28th July to the 2nd of August 2015, seventeen ‘Woodland Warriors’ went to a small woodland in Lulworth Castle, Dorset. All they took with them were 400 carrots, some sticks, 30 pairs of gloves & the usual ATE equipment box, sharing the woods with the National Trust, WWF, The Eden Project. We spoke to Anthony who told us more about it:
“The sound of carrot whistles could be heard across the woods just after the gates opened on Friday. Within ten minutes we had 20 children & parents making carrot whistles, a big queue forming with scores more wanting to join in; families were playing halt, taking part in the woodland challenges and sat doing riddles. It wasn’t even 11:30 & the woods were alive with the sound of ATE fun! We were starting to show just what we do and can accomplish in any environment.
We continued to draw more and more people into the woods with our wild and wonderful craft activities: Nettle string, leaf masks, bird feeders, origami, willow lanterns and oh so much more! The daytime plethora of games, challenges and riddles continued into the night with magical evenings: the ATE Wild Olympics; pop-up shadow puppet theatres & a torch-lit willow lantern procession with singing and hot chocolate to finish the festival.
The magic we gave families will be with them for a long time to come. Thanks to all the Woodland Warriors who went to Camp Bestival 2015 and worked so hard to make it happen.”
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