Woodland Adventure Club

An exciting holiday club based nr Exeter

School holidays can be boring – but not when they’re wild! Give your child a chance to explore the great outdoors in a safe, supported environment with our very special ‘Woodland Adventure Club’. Our Forest School Holiday Club is the THE most exciting club around. We are conveniently based in beautiful woodland at Grammarcombe Woods, Ashcombe Estate, near Exeter.

Next Holiday Dates

May Half Term

Tues 28th – Fri 31st

Summer Holidays

22nd July to 30th Aug

Running Mon to Thurs each week, except last week of August Tues – Fri.

9am – 5pm


MINIMUM AGE Requirement – We can only take children from the September AFTER their 5th birthday. 

If your child has any additional needs please see note on this page and contact us before booking unless they have already been with us previously.


May Half Term and Summer Holidays available for booking NOW!

Please click ‘Check Availability’ button below.





How Much Does It Cost?

Per day  9.00am – 5.00pm 

First child – £44 a day per child
Sibling rate – £42 a day per child

How Do I Book?

“Check availability” to be taken to the booking page and book the date(s) you require.  Please note that online booking will close at least 48 hours before the day so do book well in advance.

(MINIMUM AGE Requirement – Children must already be in YEAR 1 at school)


What others have to say...

  • After the first day my 6 year old said he wanted to go the the Woodland Adventure Club everyday for the whole holiday, so I’m guessing he liked it! The staff were also very accommodating and inclusive of my older son who has a mobility disability. A great holiday club.

  • Thank you to Phil and his team, the children all had a wonderful day and are looking forward to coming again

    Persephone Hellier 

  • Sophia had a fantastic three days at WAC. She loved all the experiences and really relished the opportunity to do some activities such as wood carving and fire lighting that allowed her to be responsible. The helpers were all incredibly patient, calm, friendly and knowledgeable . I would definitely recommend the experience for boys and girls. Thank-you!

  • A lovely fun filled day in the woods. My son attended 3 sessions and did different activities on each day. There wasn’t a DVD, Xbox or DS in sight!!

  • Compared to other holiday clubs that my son has taken part it, this is by far the best. All other care seems too removed from the basic needs of children, which I believe are to be in a natural environment. Since my son left he is constantly looking around with his owl eyes and listening with his Deer Ears and spotting tracks and spiders and other wonders of our natural habitat.

  • Went in the hammock and pond dipping and I picked up tadpoles and fish eggs. When we sat out in the sun having our lunch, we can hear the birds sing and see the cows and hear them mooing.

    Childs favourite parts of the day at Woodland Adventure Club

  • When I did my necklace, When i was picking up flowers and making them smell nice – by rubbing them between my fingers. Pink and purple and some mint. 

    Childs favourite parts of the day – WAC

  • We had marshmallows on the campfire and we had a story.

    Childs favourite parts of the day at Woodland Adventure Club

  • Today I did drawing in the long grass with the grass hoppers. My friend came over to play with me and then we all gathered up an played an animal game. The first time I was a puppy, the second a monkey and the third I was a tiger. We all went back to eat to get our lunch and then we went where we where before, next to the pond where we had our lunch. And then I got loads of prickles on my feet and then we went back to the campfire
    Diary of my week, 
    Farragh Elesedy from Summer.

What we do

Woodland Adventure Club is an outdoors holiday club set in beautiful woodland at Grammarcombe Woods, Ashcombe Estate, near Exeter.

With guidance from our expert outdoors staff, youngsters learn bushcraft skills like fire lighting and green woodwork, discover new things in nature, enjoy the bugs, animal tracks and wild places and more. With a maximum of 15 children each day, they will gain new skills, increase in confidence and self esteem and develop a greater connection to the natural world.  Our experienced Forest School Leaders make sure that every youngster at Woodland Adventure Club enjoys a unique woodland experience. Woodland Adventure Club is suitable for ages 5 to 12/13 yrs (must have turned 5 by the September before joining us – school Year 1 age).


Wild Activities

There’s so much to do, we can’t list it all – but this gives you an idea of the fun in store.

  • Lighting campfires using fire steels
  • Cooking over the campfire – from vegetarian choices to camping favourites
  • Monkeying about in hammocks in our woodland playground
  • Building great adventure dens and camps
  • Exploring our new woodland treehouse
  • Wild food foraging including what wild foods are safe to eat
  • Making crafts from natural, sustainable materials
  • Green woodwork skills
  • Bushcraft skills and nature awareness
  • Hunting for bugs and insects
  • Tracking and watching wildlife
  • Playing active outdoor games
  • Listening to stories around the campfire



Children with additional needs
If your child has any additional needs please contact us before booking. If your child or a child in your group has a learning/support mentor at school or 1:1 provision we require you to provide a similar mentor to support your child during the A Touch of the Wild programme. The mentor must be a qualified person with credentials which can be checked. This person must have a DBS certificate. If A Touch of the Wild staff are not informed of your child’s special needs during the booking process and they arrive to the session without a support mentor, you will be contacted and asked to provide a support mentor. If you are unable to do so, you will be required to collect your child from the A Touch of the Wild programme. This condition is in place to keep your child safe and secure in an outdoor learning environment.


Every School holiday

The club runs in all school holidays and half terms. Please click on ‘check availability’ and follow the booking link for more information.

And very safe!

The group will be safely supervised in all these activities by our trained and experienced staff, who will lead them on exciting adventures into the magical woods. All staff are qualified group leaders, first aid trained and DBS checked.