OTTW Fully Funded Woodland Activities

OTTW Fully Funded Woodland Activities Kent

A wonderful way to access and enjoy our woodland activities.

Evergreen Elders

Woodland Activities

Funded by KCC Dementia Friendly Seed fund, Lamborn and Hill and Kent AONB/Defra*

This session is for people living with dementia (early to mid-stages). Carers are most welcome, too. The experience can be truly rejuvenating! It is also for anyone retired (or over 55) who would like to spend more time enjoying the great outdoors.

You’re never too old to walk through the trees and enjoy dappled sunlight on your face, or listen to the call of birds through the forest. In fact, the experience can be rejuvenating. Spending time in nature is a great way to stay healthy and relax. You can bring a friend with you or take the opportunity to meet new people – or both!


Admiral Woods is a wonderful setting to enjoy your time outdoors, and we look forward to making you welcome.

*Evergreen Elders funded by Defra will only take place at Admiral Woods so participants can learn about and enjoy the serenity of a woodland setting – 1 funded session per group.

Other locations

Due to accessibility and weather considerations we also offer sessions at local Age UK Day Centres and Milton Country Park. Wherever the session takes place, our aim is always the same: to help our visitors reconnect with nature.

Our Activities

Each week we offer a range of activities including:

  • Willow weaving
  • Natural crafts
  • Cooking
  • Singing songs
  • Explore the fantastic fungi and flora that makes it home in the ancient woodland
  • Take time to enjoy the beautiful woodland
  • Amazing Ancients forest session – ltd to 1 per group

Cost: Free for participants and for any carers.

(If you need to cancel your session for any reason, please let us know so that we can offer your place to someone else.)

Amazing Ancient Woodlands

Woodland Activities

This education session is jointly funded by Defra and Kent AONB

Ancient Woodlands are vital to our wildlife – both flora and fauna. This session will allow participants to discover more about their wonderful secrets:

  • Our brilliant education pack is created by Anna Outdoors
  • Learn about ancient woodlands
  • Learn about the role of ancient woodlands in supporting biodiversity
  • Discover how ancient woodlands mitigate climate change
  • Learn the value of the countryside code
  • Find out more about further services offered by Out To The Woods CIC

We will be offering 1 free session for the following groups:

  • Family groups  
  • School age children
  • School age children secondary including 6th form
  • Adults/Evergreen Elders

All children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants with mobility needs should ensure they have support aids with them (the terrain is uneven in some places, but the base camp area is relatively flat).

Booking Amazing Ancient Woodlands

Please contact us by email to find out more. We’d love to help, and look forward to meeting you soon!

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Cooking in the Woods

Woodland Activities

A free and fully-funded soothing and friendly session for people aged 17 and over.

Would you like to learn to cook tasty meals outside in nature?

  • Cooking in the woods has been made possible due to funding from the National Lottery.
  • We provide free cooking sessions to help teach people how to cook a cost-effective and nutritional meal using low-cost ingredients.
  • We will also show participants how to make their food go further by reducing waste and using leftovers to create another delicious meal.
  • Our project takes place in an ancient woodland setting.
  • We can all benefit from being connected with nature. When we take time to be outside our sense of wellbeing improves.
National Lottery Community Fund

“I’ve been cooking Indian food for as long as I can remember and I want help people to learn the same skills. Once you’ve learnt the basics, you will be able to make a variety of curries and lentils. Once you’ve learnt how to make simple chappatis (very tasty Indian bread) you will have the skills to make a simple but delicious Indian meal or snack.”

Please note before booking that these sessions are for those referred through the following agencies:

  • Local GP surgery
  • School family liaison officer
  • Local foodbanks in Swale, Maidstone and Medway
  • Community warden
  • The Sunlight Centre (Medway)
  • Optivo