October 2020

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The Go Wild at Hudnall project

YC Hertfordshire, in partnership with Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, are pleased to be able to offer FREE nature based sessions to young people who are at risk of or are living with emotional wellbeing issues. The Go Wild at Hudnall project has been kindly funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and has enabled us to deliver these sessions free of charge for the next 3 years.

We currently have availability every Tuesday and Wednesday for morning and afternoon sessions.

There are 3 session themes to choose from and they can be booked as a one off half day session for a group of young people or you can book 6 weekly half day sessions for the same group of young people.

Themed sessions:

Wild Wellbeing
These sessions are all about emotional wellbeing and enabling young people to improve their mental health by connecting to nature.

Young people can take part in a range of mindfulness activities, such as breathing exercises, mindful tasting, making natural art, wood whittling, basic survival skills and creating soundscapes.


Wild About
These sessions are all about wildlife and their habitats and what young people can do to help wildlife local to them. Activities may include creating bee and hedgehog homes, traditional woodland crafts and wildlife identification, as well as some mindfulness activities.

Wild Wellbeing and Wild About are both half-day or one-day sessions and can either be booked individually or as a block of six weekly sessions. 

Forest School sessions

These are holistic, young people led, inspiring and fun sessions where the children and young people are able to explore and take appropriate risks in the outdoor environment, enabling them to develop their self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience through experiential learning and adventure in a natural setting. Activities may include shelter building, natural arts and crafts, knot tying, sensory games and problem-solving challenges.

Forest School sessions are available to book as a block of six weekly half-day sessions. 


We are following Covid secure protocol and groups are limited to a maximum of 8 young people with 3 accompanying adults, as well as 1 to 2 YC Hertfordshire members of staff delivering the session.

Full information on our Covid safety measures will be discussed when you book a session.


Further information can be found on our webpage here and you can download the leaflet here.



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