Wild Art

Woodland Family Creative Explorers


Family Event - Friday 25 August, 10.15am 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 walk 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.

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.

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

Family Art

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

You'll experience:

  • Sensory fun 
  • Imaginative play 
  • Simple craft 
  • Nature art 
  • Nature connection 

What should you bring?

  • 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 10.15am to 1.00pm.


"Where else can you practise walking meditation among roses and lilies in a formal garden, or meditate in a blue-painted music room where the marble fireplace is a sculptured work of art?" - a feature on our silent retreats in Sharpham House

The Telegraph The Telegraph

Featuring us at the top of a list of 'the best meditation and mindfulness retreats in the UK' - "A holistic retreat which rejuvenates body and mind"

The Independent
February 2023
The Independent

Putting us at Number 1 in a list of the best UK and European meditation retreats - "It’s good news that the estate has unveiled the 18-room Coach House, converted from its 18th-century stable yard, and concentrating on nature-based mindfulness."

The Times Travel section - January 2022 The Times Travel section - January 2022
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Sharpham Trust Woodland Retreats

Events at Woodland Campsite

This event will be based at the Woodland Campsite which has it's own car park signposted as you drive onto the estate.

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

£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

Terms & Conditions

Please click here to see our booking and cancellations policy

Available dates

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