This is an opportunity to explore and engage with nature in a new and creative way. This is a full day’s session for absolute beginners to explore techniques and tools involved in working with fresh ‘green wood’, supporting our wellbeing. We explore many aspects of woodland crafts, working at a gentle and respectful pace. We will be making fires, sawing and splitting wood, carving with an axe and working safely with a carving knife and a crook knife. All within a supportive environment, working at your own pace. The session will start with a meditation that will help settle our attention and connect us to our surroundings, exploring the subtle aspects of this world. As we immerse ourselves in nature and ancient crafts, we honour and improve our health and wellbeing. This session runs throughout the year and is held outdoors. Warm comfortable weather-proof clothing is essential. Please bring a packed lunch and a flask. Location: Animal Days Out Poets Corner, Keats Road, Welling DA16 3NB

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are included. Please bring a packed lunch and a flask. There are toilets on site, as well as fresh drinking water. To find us in the woods, enter the woods from New Road. Put the address below into Google maps and there will be a gate into the woods with a sign showing you the way. Lesnes Abbey Woods 60 New Road Belvedere SE2 0AX


7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



Creative Nature HQ

with Craft Courses since 2018

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Creative Nature HQ is a London based creative space that offers a range of craft courses that help to develop new skills and a knowledge of a wide variety of natural materials and processes. These activities can help deepen a sense of well-being through connection to natural materials and simple repetitive actions. My name is Stephen Stockbridge, I run Creative nature HQ, I'm a trained sculptor and worked as an engineer. I have over 30 years of experience professionally making and teaching.


Lesnes Abbey Woods, 60 New Road, Belvedere, Greater London, SE2 0AX

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Weekends
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
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