Woodland Fun and Games

Matchstick Wood is a great place to rewild yourself and your family or group with exploring, shelter building and playing in our beautiful woodland. There is a wide selection of things already in place within the woodland campsite including :

Pond dipping

We have provided a few buckets and nets to enable people of all ages to get close to nature along our little stream

Explore the woodland and Grange Estate

There is over 300 acres of beautiful riverside land around the grange estate. The national cycle route 51 passes behind the site and we have lots of animals and wildlife to spot including geese, deer, birds of prey, kingfishers, otters, and woodpeckers to name a few.

Bug hotels and houses

Taking the lead from the RSPB adverts and campaigns we built some bug houses and hotels for insects and bugs to enjoy the woodland too. We were lucky enough to have help from the lovely team at Ordnance Survey to help make that happen. Check out the nature garden.

Vegetable Patch

We also created a vegetable patch with a few tasty vegetables for you to enjoy. Obviously they are seasonal and available on a first come first served basis. Hope that you like them.

Swinging about on our rope swings

We have two simple rope swing areas when you can play with our little rope swing areas. (coming for Spring 2016)

Climbing Wall Tree

We are creating an extension to our low ropes team building area (available for larger groups) and requiring supervision. This is our new climbing wall tree with a selection of climbing holds to try your mountaineering skills. Obviously being as it is a woodland there are also plenty of trees to climb.

Pizza and bread oven

We have built two pizza / bread ovens adjacent the campfire circles in Base Camp and Ickle Camp. You can light your fire, build embers and heat before trying our woodland bread and pizzas. Make this part of your family or group adventure in the woodland.