Streatley Wild Wood is open! A Wild Wood trail to explore and a fun family adventure

If you are looking for an adventure why not go and visit the Wild Wood at Streatley near Goring in Berkshire?  Going Wild have been working on an amazing project, a treasure trail full of adventure.

Your mission is to hunt for the secret codes hidden around the wood. Scan them with the QR reader on your smart phone or tablet.  Unlock the secrets of the wood, discover who lives there, find out some fearsome facts about them and their amazing superpowers! They will give you some challenges, who can do all of the challenges?

Have a go and let us know what you think!!

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If you get tired have a rest and make a yummy muddy meal in the Wild  Wood Cafe!IMG_20141007_133957

Look at the Wild Wood Map and explore!

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Can you find the secret codes?

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Happy Birthday White Mark

The National Trust gave the White Mark at Watlington a birthday present as they gathered members of the local community together to give it a face lift.  Going Wild joined in on the fun.white mark birthday celebration 14

Families had fun bashing, crushing and compacting chalk on the White Mark so it will shine out for another few hundred years.

 

 

 

 

 

Going Wild were there making creatures and making mosaic pictures from chalk and generally having a good time.  Whose idea was it to make a face so the mark looked like a giant sticking his tongue out?  Marshmallows were toasted over a washing machine drum?! We ate birthday cake and the rare white mark ratty rat made an appearance along with other weird and wonderful creatures.   Once the sun sank below the horizon, fairy lights and night lights lit up the white mark which was quite a magical sight.white mark birthday celebration 7

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Summer holiday “screenfree” challenges – Try on some monster feet or giants boots. Let’s start a GoingWild fashion craze!

Wherever you are this summer holidays, why not give yourself some monster feet or giants boots?  These attracted a lot of attention on the beach and every passer by just had to try them on.  A great photo opportunity.

You could make them out of sand, mud, rocks, sticks, leaves anything that takes your fancy.  Make big boots, dainty silhouettes, emerald green ones or pretty pink petal ones.  See who comes along and tries them on, share your photos with us, up-load them to facebook (Going Wild), tweet them (@goingwildnet) #goingwildnet…….

Let’s start a Going Wild monster foot fashion craze!

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The summer holidays have arrived, don’t fear if you love them or hate them Going Wild can help entertain the kids!

You don’t need to go on expensive holidays, you don’t need to spend loads of money on exhausting days out, you don’t even need to go very far from home, and if you live in a town or a city our new book “The Wild City Book” means you don’t even have to make a trip out to the countryside to have fun in the wild world.

In fact you need never hear the words “I’m bored again”.

All you need to do is get hold of one of our books and set off for some wonderful wild adventures.  Our books are packed with practical ideas to tempt children away from screen based entertainment for a few hours, so that the wild world might weave its magic upon them.

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And just in case you have forgotten, we have been busy writing books for everyone  so you have a huge choice…Nature’s Playground (for the younger ones), Go Wild (for the wild camping bushcraft types), Make it Wild (for the creative souls), Run Wild (if you have a group of friends you want to play with), The Stick Book (for stick fanatics- isn’t that everyone?!), The Wild Weather book (if the sun doesn’t shine) and the Wild City Book (for all those urbanites)!

There is now no excuse to be bored this summer, step outside and have fun GOING WILD!

Going Wild at London’s Natural History Museum

 

 

Going Wild joined in the Natural History Museum’s Bat Festival on the 6th July, with lots of families coming along to make bats and all sorts of other creatures including birds, monsters, giraffes, ladybirds and, of course, dinosaurs!  Thank you to the Natural History Museum Wildlife Garden for inviting us to be part of their event.

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This weekend #screenfree challenge – Bottle some magic smelly potions or petal perfumes, who is the better smeller?

The sun in shining and nature’s scents are intoxicating. Why not go on a smell hunt and see if you can make some really smelly potions?  Collect fallen petals, camomile, freshly mown grass, add water then get stuck in squashing and squishing them between fingers or even toes!  Now for the challenge; blindfold your mum, dad, granddad, teacher or friends and see if they can recognise the smells, who is the better smeller?  Make a magic one and see what happens!

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As part of the Chelsea Fringe we will be at the Carnegie Library this Saturday 7th June, come and have some fun with sticks!

Don’t worry if you missed us at the Natural History Museum in London last week.  We will be at the Carnegie Library, 188 Herne Hill Road, London SE24 0AG at 2pm this Saturday, so you have another chance.

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Come and meet us, get a copy of our newest book The Wild City Book signed and have a go at sticky storytelling!

Going Wild in the city at the Natural History Museum

We had a wild time at the Natural History Museum in London yesterday launching our newest book “The Wild City Book”.  Thank you so much for everyone who came, supported us and had great fun being wildly creative.  Just look at all the fabulous flying creatures, butterflies and even flying dinosaurs they created.nhm launch wild city-25

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nhm launch wild city-18If you missed us and want to join in the fun, why not try making your own flying creature this weekend as a “screenfree” challenge.  Send us a  photo or tweet using #screenfree and #wildtime for a chance to win a signed copy our new book “The Wild City Book”!