Birches Valley – what a place!!! We spent the afternoon there getting back to nature. Slopes that we climbed, bark covered floors that we stirred with sticks, fallen logs that we climbed over and balanced on and tree trunks that we jumped off were just for tasters.
The woods are covered with art that inspire and activate all of the senses. We slid down a tortoises back (wood carving), added branches to a natural tapestry, lay back on benches to look at the sky and treetops, made music on car springs and bicycle wheels, found fairies in the undergrowth and crawled through tunnels of tyres.
This is now officially one of our favourite places and we’ll be visiting a lot more often. We also hope to test out their Forest Tots toddler group and develop our understanding and awareness of what the forest can offer us.