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Children’s and Family Events

Instinctively Wild outdoor and bushcraft activities are a chance for children, teens and families to have fun in the fresh air, and rediscover their inner Ray Mears! All our activities are based on the Forest School ethos, and run by trained and experienced leaders. Activities depend on the time of year, and take place at various locations around the country.

EcoKidz – Summer activity week 2019.

This year we are running just one, very special activity week: from 5 to 8 August 2019 at Yellowcraigs beach and woodland, East Lothian.

For a regular bookings update, see the Active East Lothian website

The EcoKidz week is based on Forest Schools principles and led by experienced Forest School/Bushcraft leaders. The week is based on the novel Wolf Brother, by Michele Paver.

Age range: 8 to 14 years old.

Cost: £30 per child per day, or £110 for the week (four days). Maximum of 16 children per day.

Please contact Pete Carthy on 07807 032491 or send an email to

Festival Workshops and Events

Are you looking for trained facilitators to run eco-activities or natural play sessions at summer festivals? Instinctively Wild has been commissioned to run activities at events and locations such as Edinburgh Social Enterprise‘s Social in the Gardens (Scotland’s Festival of Social Enterprise), Archerfield Walled Garden, SOLAS Festival and Greenbelt.

We offer workshops and activities suitable for children and adults, including environmental art, make and take, natural play, storytelling and crafts. Please get in touch to discuss your festival needs.

Social In The Gardens - Scotland'sChildren's activities, wearing leaf crowns, at Scotland's Festival of Social Enterprise

Family activities at Social in the Gardens 2018, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
(Courtesy Edinburgh Social Enterprise and Colin Hattersley Photography

‘Thank you ever so much for all you did to contribute to Greenbelt – the feedback we have had has been amazing, both on site from people, and also via email to the Greenbelt Office. All of the natural art looked wonderful!’ Alice Marie-Parker, Children’s Festival Organiser, Greenbelt

Two children sitting in a natural shelter

Greenbelt 2018 (photo by Jonathon Watkins, )

Now it’s your turn!

Contact us today to find out about our children's, family and festival events.

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