Play Wild! @ Wood Lane Quarry

by Play Wild! - Louise Brogan in Weston-super-Mare

Play Wild! @ Wood Lane Quarry

Play Wild! aims to lease an local wooded quarry to provide outdoor play and education and access to nature for all of the community.

by Play Wild! - Louise Brogan in Weston-super-Mare

We did it
On 25th October 2017 we successfully raised £800 with 16 supporters in 42 days

Play Wild! is a small business providing outdoor play and education services in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas. We facilitate outdoor play and Forest School sessions for families and children as well as community groups, early years settings and schools.  We also runbirthday parties and currently use local parks and spaces and hire local community buildings to deliver our services.  We have been given the opportunity to lease a disused quarry in Weston-super-Mare from the local authority.  It was previously used by local community groups but in recent years it has not been viable for the local authority to maintain it due to the cost of the work required. We would like to get the site back up and running to offer a safe outdoor space for schools and community groups to visit that is free of dog fouling and litter.  This will be offered alongside our exsiting business offer. As well as sessions for children, families, schools and early years settings we intend to run adult sessions to increase confidence in being  outdoors and to promote health and well-being. The quarry used to have a small ampetheatre and we would also love to bring this back to life with storytelling, drama workshops and recitals. 

Our vision, after the quarry rock face and trees are made safe, is to establish a versitile outdoor space  that can be used for children's play and exploration, community and youth group hire, story telling, education, well-being and other outdoor events.

Our careers have weaved through a variety of work with children, young people and communities. Between us we have worked in early years education, supported communities and vulnerable families, developed and provided outdoor/adventure education and run holiday clubs and play services as well as working in primary, secondary and alternative educational provision and residential children's homes. Between us we have qualifications in Early Years, Child and Adolescent Studies, Countryside Management, Leadership and Management, Primary Teacher training and Forest School as well as Safeguarding and First Aid in the Outdoors. That's quite a lot of experience to draw on! 

We need to raise £16,000  to commission essential work to the tree line around the quarry, fund a rock face survey and any subsequest work, install a compostable toilet with solar lighting and build shelters. Our rewards have been designed so that, should we not raise the desired amount, or if the site takes longer to get up and running than we hope, rewards can still be fulfilled delivered from alternative sites. If this is the case then all funds raised will still go towards the set up of the quarry and alternative funding will be sought elsewhere to make up the shortfall. 

Please like us on facebook (facebook.com/Playwild1) and follow us on Twitter (@PlayWild1) to stay up to date with this project and our other activities.

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Pledge £10 and get a shout out via Facebook and Twitter

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Pledge £20 and get a shout out on our social media as well as a Thank You postcard from all of us at Play Wild!

£30 or more

3 of 10 claimed

£30 Reward

Pledge £30 and receive a child's explorer pack including small back pack, nature guide book and junior binoculars as well as a shout out on social media, a thank you postcard and your name on our sponsors page on the website through 2018

£40 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£40 Reward

Pledge £40 and receive a 1.5 hour play session with Play Wild! in 2018 for a family of up to 2 adults and up to 3 children as well as a shout out on social media, a thank you postcard and your name on our sponsors page on the website through 2018. In the event of not being able to offer this in the quarry an alternative venue will be secured.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Pledge £50 and receive a shout out on social media, a thank you postcard and your name on our sponsors page on the website through 2018

£50 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

Pledge £50 as a community youth group and receive a 1.5 hour session for up to 20 children in 2018. You come and explore and we will provide the campfire and the marshmallows. We'll also give you a shout out on social media and a thank you certificate for your group as well as your groups name appearing on our sponsors page on the website. In the event of the quarry not being operational we will provide an alternative site for your session.

£75 or more

£75 Reward

Pledge £75 and receive a shout out on social media, a thank you postcard and your name on our sponsors page on the website throughout 2018

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Pledge £100 and receive a shout out on social media, a thank you postcard and your name on our sponsors page on the website through 2018

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Pledge £150 and receive a shout out on social media, a thank you postcard and your name on our sponsors page on the website through 2018

£150 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£150 Reward

Pledge £150 and receive a birthday party for up to 10 children in 2018 as well as a shout out on social media, a thank you postcard and your name on our sponsors page on the website through 2018. In the event of the quarry not being operational an alternative venue will be secured. Party will include invites, a selection of activities including camp fire and a light meal. Parties valid from March 2018- Oct 2018

£150 or more

0 of 12 claimed

£150 Reward

Pledge £150 and receive a family day session in 2018 including building a campfire and cooking lunch alongside a selection of bush craft/forest school activities. You will also receive a shout out on social media, a thank you card and your name on our sponsors page on the website through 2018. In the event that the quarry is not operational sessions will run in an alternative venue. Family sessions will have a maximum of 3 families per session.

£200 or more

0 of 15 claimed

£200 Reward

Pledge £200 as a corporate sponsor and have your logo printed on a large banner that will attend events and sessions with us throughout 2018 as well as the opportunity to have a short bio (100 words) on the sponsors page of our website. This will include a link to your website. You will also receive a shout out on social media, a thank you postcard and your name on our sponsors page on the website through 2018

£250 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£250 Reward

6 x 1.5 hour Forest School sessions for an Early Years setting, Reception or KS1 class in 2018. This can be delivered in your setting to reduce your transport costs. Also included is a shout out on social media, a certificate for your setting and place on the sponsors page on our website.

£1,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Pledge £1000 and be one of our main corporate sponsors for 2018. You'll have your logo printed on publicity and leaflets and on a large banner that will attend events with us throughout 2018. Your business will be at the top of our sponsors page on our website with a short bio (100 words) plus a link to your website. We'll refer to our main sponsors throughout 2018 on social media. You'll also receive a certificate thanking you for your support.


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