Barlows Woodyard

All that is good in wood,
at home or in the garden

Newbury 01635 200253
Witney 01993 881206
 Basket        Honeystreet 01672 851565

Our sessions are for Nursery and Primary aged children and are in based in Roebuck Wood in Hermitage.   The aim of Barlow’s Wild Woods is to ‘explore, discover and learn’ in an outdoor setting. Visiting our woods is a wonderful opportunity to understand and learn about the natural environment and to simply enjoy being outside. To walk, to explore, to listen, to look, to touch, to play, to learn about the world around us and the perfect place to improve our physical and mental health. 

Outdoor learning has many benefits: building independence and self-esteem, improve motivation and concentration, encourage children to be active, to co-operate and work with others, enhancing practical problem solving skills, a lifelong love of the outdoors  and above all having ‘great fun.’

Children will have ‘hands on’ experiences, will be inspired and challenged in a stimulating and exciting setting.

Sessions will be led by Allison Barlow, a primary school teacher with over twenty five years of experience, a Primary PE and Early Years specialist and a qualified Outdoor Leader,

  An article in the Guardian last year stated ‘a two hour dose of nature a week significantly boosts health and wellbeing, even if you simply sit and enjoy the peace.’

After a year of Covid related restrictions we all need some ‘outdoor time.’

All sessions are outside. We have a sheltered area with a picnic table but all children and accompanying adults must come dressed for a day outside. Lots of layers are essential, waterproofs are useful and definitely wellies or boots on your feet. 


Full day - £ 255 – Maximum of 30 children        9:30 – 2:30

Half day - £112  - Maximum of 30 children        9:30 – 12:00 / 12 – 2:30


Schools to confirm they agree to the Terms and Conditions:

  • All school/Nursery staff are responsible for the welfare, safeguarding and behaviour of the children in their care.
  • Schools and Nurseries are responsible for staffing the correct ratio’s of children to adults. 
  • Payment must be made before the event/trip.


If you are interested, would like a visit to our woods or would chat about the sessions please call the Barlow’s Wood Yard Head Office on 01635 200253.

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