Magical Meander & Make

An oak being made from nature's art materials

Family Event - Sunday 3 July, 10.00am to 1.00pm

Spend an inspiring morning on a creative adventure of craft and making in the beautiful, natural surroundings of the Sharpham Estate's woods and meadows. 

You'll be on a guided meander as nature-explorers, being led through a secret portal to the magical natural world.

Emma Capper will lead you on the walk, offering you creative invitations to spark your imagination.

On the way you'll gather interesting plants and other natural treasures for our creations that are 'fallen or freely-given' by the woods (it’s important that no plants or other woodland denizens are hurt or exterminated on our adventure!) 

Over herb tea and a snack, you'll have the opportunity to create unique woodland beings inspired by the place and what you have discovered.

You'll experience:

  • Sensory fun An artpiece from nature's art materials
  • Imaginative play 
  • Simple craft 
  • Nature art 
  • Nature connection 

NB: The gardens of Sharpham House will not be accessible due to residential retreats in progress.

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This event is part of our Wild for People rewilding project that has been supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, enabling us to offer FREE places for children and subsidised places for adults of a low income on this event. Click the Costs tab above to see the prices.

This day is for you if you are:

  • Interested in learning more about the natural world 
  • A fan of the Great Outdoors & creativity
  • Looking for a family nature event


What should you bring?An artpiece from nature's art materials

  • Warm, waterproof clothes and sturdy, waterproof footwear
  • A water bottle for everyone in your group
  • A snack if you get peckish along the way - even though we'll be supplying a snack and a hot drink
  • Emma has sit mats and tools, but feel free to bring your own secateurs and pen knife.

This event runs from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Follow the signs to the woodland car park on entering the Sharpham Estate (at the top of the hill before descending towards Sharpham House). Emma will meet you in the woodland kitchen, your base camp for the day.

Click here for directions to The Sharpham Trust

Thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, children are FREE on this event.National Lottery Heritage Fund logo

£5 Adult Standard Cost

£0 Children Fully Funded

We're asking for donations to help support and sustain the work of The Sharpham Trust.

2 children (aged 6 and above) maximum per adult and maximum of 2 adults per child

Adults cannot book without a child/children

Emma Capper

Emma Capper

Emma is an Certified Nature and forest therapy guide, an artist with a passion for weaving and workshop facilitator with over 25 yrs of experience delivering workshops in the expressive arts.In 2013 she founded Creative Journeys in nature, weaving her love of art and nature together to curate workshops and forest therapy walks to connect adults and children with their innate creativity and our natural world.

Intuitive or expressive art is the process of creating guided by what feels interesting and good to you in that moment. It is an adventure where there are no goals to make 'art'. Rather, it is allowing yourself to be open to the curiosity, magic and delight of being present on the journey.

She offers her Creative Journeys' and regular Wanders for Well-being on the Dartington Hall Trust Estate and in other local woodlands in Devon. She is a provider for Dartmoor National Park Authority, Teignbridge Council, Age UK, Devon Carers, WEA and the Woodland Trust.

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