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Nature Keepers Summer Camp - Glossop and Leek

...Finally Summer is here! Woodland animals are out and
about, flowers are in full bloom and the sun is shining… so let’s get outside!! Workshops include den building, bush craft, campfire snacks, bug hunting, exploring the woodland trail, nature arts and crafts and lots more!


Pickwood (Ballington ) Woods, off of Ladydale, Leek, ST13 5SB (directions below)

 Mon 30th July to Fri 10th August


Gnat Hole Farm, Hague Steet Glossop, SK13 8NS (directions & drop-off point below)

Mon 13th August to Fri 24th August


Suitable for adventurous 5-11 year olds
Children will be split into age appropriate groups
Max 24 kids per session
Advance booking is essential
Bring a picnic lunch and don’t forget your wellies!

Additional Information below


£25 per day. 1st sibling £20, 2nd sibling £15
Book 5 days to receive a 10% discount
Book 2 days and receive a drawstring ‘Inside Out’ printed kit bag
Every 10th person booked on our summer camp will win a drawstring ‘Inside Out’ printed kit bag

Inside Out workshops include:

shelter building
camp fire cooking
forest games
using tools
mini beast hunting
tree identification
nature art

What is a Nature Keeper?

Caring for our environment is everyone’s business and we think it’s important to encourage kids to take some responsibility and make positive choices about our natural surroundings. Nature keepers originates from a conservation initiative in Singapore to have an awareness and appreciation of our outdoor environment and how to treat it properly to enable it to thrive. We aim to help nurture young minds in active protection and conservation of our natural heritage, to learn about our forest and how to look after it and to be the best Nature Keepers we can be!

Additional Information

Our instructors are Forest School trained, have fully enhanced DBS checks, are outdoor first aid trained with an emphasis on child first aid, and are qualified in food safety and catering. All our activities are risk assessed.

Whatever the weather children will need suitable outdoor clothing and appropriate footwear. Waterproof jacket, boots or wellies, long trousers (waterproof trousers are recommended) and long-sleeved tops are required in all weathers due to brambles, nettles and biting insects. Insect repellent and sun cream may be required.

Children do not need to be accompanied at our holiday club. Parental consent form will be emailed to you to bring on the day but we will have spares to fill out if you forget.

Refreshments and snacks provided but please bring a packed lunch.

How to find us: 

Leek: Pickwood (Ballington) Woods, off the Ladydale Estate, Leek ST13 5SB.  
Directions: Enter the Ladydale Estate onto Ashenhurst Way, drive to the very bottom where you'll see a public footpath just before the start of the new housing estate. It will be signposted. We will be waiting to greet you there.

For Holiday Camps ONLY drop off
Gnat Hole Farm, Hague Street, SK13 8NS (You can access this Hague street pick up point from Whitfield or Derbyshire Level, map below).

Directions: Drop off and pick up point: There is NO parking within the Forest school site as there is only a small dirt track that leads to the farm. Therefore, for our holiday camps only (rather than 30 kids getting dropped off on Chunal Lane) we please ask you to meet us half way up Hague Street (before it turns into Kidd Road and then leads to Derbyshire Level). There is a little walled area with a memorial bench inside it. This is situated opposite ‘Lane Ends Farm’. We will place our banners here (so you can spot us easily) and members of our staff will be here to meet your children. We will then walk the children down a public footpath next to this spot, that leads to our ‘upper base camp’.

At pick up time we will all walk together from our base camp to meet parents at the end of the lane for 4pm.