Living in the Learning Zone
“Outdoor play taught past generations a wide range of skills and none is more challenging, fun and satisfying than climbing a tree!”
George Anderson of the WoodlandTrust wrote a really interesting article which talked about how the outdoors is such an amazing learning zone, and how learning is not all about doing everything brilliantly first time!
There are so many skills to be learned in outdoor play and he talks about Problem solving, Socialising, Exercise, Building confidence and self-esteem and simply learning the joy and benefits of Learning Patience.
When I am climbing a tree I am always learning new things: about me, about that particular tree and about it has grown and the way it has developed, things about the place I am in and that is all part of the magic. Going up or coming down, you are always in the Learning Zone and enjoy the constant learning that is being alive!
Safety is obviously incredibly important and as a company we utilise systems, equipment and highly trained staff to ensure greatest safety levels. If you are thinking of climbing a tree without safety gear, you can check out the National Trust‘s advice and guidance on How to climb trees safely. Above all please always be safe, love the trees whether you are looking up or looking down, and keep on discovering!
This is a fantastic adventure for kids and adults. We climbed a massive oak tree (myself and my two boys 11 and 16) … You climb the tree in your own time I went up once and sat and admired the view for a while but my youngest boy managed to go up and down three times. The price of the ticket included access to Bowhill grounds which as the sun was shining was great to walk around and there is also a courtyard coffee shop. All Highly recommended.