There are some spooky goings-on in the Wicklow Hills this October mid-term break. Kids will spend their days in the deep dark woods, hiking and telling ghost stories at forest camp while their parents have yoga, hiking and chill time! We are offering space to unwind, enjoy good wholesome meals and get back to nature.
Children will take part in Forest School during the daytime – leaving you time to rest, relax and recharge your batteries. You can simply do nothing and put your feet up or take part in guided hikes, infuse your holiday with yoga, or even enjoy a hot-tub under the stars.
Our Forest School is run by the very experienced team at Earth Force Education who not only teach youngsters about nature awareness but also help build confidence, inspire outdoor pursuits and all while creating an atmosphere of fun. Included in the Forest Camp outdoor games and crafts, bushcraft skills like shelter building and fire making.
The dinner table becomes a place to reunite, enjoy food and share stories about the day’s events before turning in for a night of peaceful sleep.
Family bliss, now that’s a Halloween escape.
- Start Date: Monday 30th October 2017
- End Date: Thursday 2nd November 2017
- Time: 17:00
- Duration: 3 Nights
Monday 30th September
17:00 Arrive, explore your new home and unpack
18:30 Delicious dinner and introductions, take time to settle in
Tuesday 31st September
10:00 Drop kids off to Forest school with picnic
10:30 – 13:30 Guided Hike for the adults
13:30 Lunch and time to relax in the peaceful gardens before the kids arrive back
15:00 Kid collection by parents
Free time – Have fun playing games with the kids, Relax with a book or discover your creative side with Halloween arts and crafts.
19:00 Family Halloween Party, dance the night away (fancy dress optional)
Wednesday 1st November
10:00 Drop the kids off to forest school with their picnic
11:00 – 12:30 Hatha Yoga class for the adults
13:00 Lunch and chillaxing, or take yourself off for a ramble in the woods. Or enjoy a Deep Tissue Massages (needs to be pre-booked €60 per person)
15:00 Kid collection
Free time – Take a family stroll through the woods or just chill on the giant bean bags. The kids can take a dip in the hot tub
19:00 Relax under the stars in the hot tub
Thursday 2nd November – Family Day
10:30 – 13:00 Family Forest Escape – Let’s all hit the woods and go insect hunting, build a shelter, laugh and play.. This time parents join in, your chance to be a kid again!
13:30 Farewell Lunch cooked on an open fire.. delicious!
3 nights stay in family rooms
3 breakfasts, 3 lunches / packed lunches for the kids and 3 evening meals – All food is wholesome vegetarian cooking.
Forest camp from 10-3:00 for 2 days for children 5 and older
A hot tub evening
Family Halloween disco and games
Make new family friends surrounded by nature
Entertained and nurtured children
More about forest school:
- learn about nature and protecting it
- foraging and fire making to make forest food and drinks
- learn social skills to mind each other and be compassionate to themselves
- build confidence
- play games
- build and make stuff from nature
- return home happy and fulfilled. It’s amazing!
Per Room – €400 – One adult and one child
Extra adult – €180
Per extra child – €120
For children under 5 not attending forest school – €75 (childminding available with private sitters locally – we can supply numbers).
Lisa is queenbee of The elbowroom in Dublin and The elbowroom escape in Wicklow. She is the proverbial Duracell Bunny, teacher, potter, gardener, baker, health enthusiast and passionate foodie. But first and foremost, proud mother to two fabulous children.
The elbowroom escape is also Lisa's home and she can be often spotted knee-deep in some kind of muck, hosting retreats, writing or brewing a variety of concoctions in her cabin.
She built her pottery studio after studying in Dublin and has been focusing on throwing the tableware for the kitchens and guests at The escape.