About Us

About Us

WoodlandsReconnect

We are a small business with staff backgrounds from professional ecology and corporate management to adolescent mentoring. Combined we have over 40 years experience of working and managing groups. Specialisms include; management training, ecology, bush craft, group events organizing and catering.
We believe that the woods; provide an ideal opportunity to develop teams through a range of activities, allow families the space to be together and sustainable woodland management can be achieved through teaching and utilizing the products for activity materials.

Who we are

Caroline (CompanyDirector)
BSc Hons, ACIEEM, AMRSB
Caroline is a CQFW accredited Level 3 Forest School Leader with 10 years experience working with groups of young people.
Caroline has been working with Dorset Forest School since 2016 on various projects that they run: South Dorset Ridgeway HLF, Holiday Scheme, Holton Lee playgroup and Dads Group.
Caroline has spent a majority of her working life in the charity sector; Butterfly Conservation, Belfast Community Circus, Conservation Volunteers Northern Ireland, Clandeboye Tree Nursery. In various roles she has trained both young and old to acquire environmental skills based qualifications. 
Currently,Caroline is maintaining her connection with the environmental sector as an Environmental Consultant working for Footprint Ecology.
Jenny

Jenny is a CQFW accredited Level 3 Forest School Leader with 5 years of Forest School experience.
Since qualifying Jenny has been employed by St Clement’s preschool (Boscombe) as an Outdoor practitioner (since 2014) and is also running Forest School Sessions at Holton Lee, Bournemouth and Purbeck Sure Start Children Centres, The National Trust and the Ocean Learning Trust in Bournemouth.
Jenny has specialized her expertise to develop and work in urban forest schools – especially in Bournemouth and Purbeck.
Jenny has been working closely with Dorset Forest School since 2011. She has been mentored by her colleague and friend Jill Hooper, a primary school teacher with years of Forest School experience, who is still her closest adviser, supporter and assistant for most of her projects. Her Level 3 training was delivered by Cambium (Wales) an accredited CQFW training company and Dorset Forest School. There she met Caroline and they decided to work together.
Barbara
BSc
I have 27yrs experience in retail management where in addition to running a store on a day to day basis, I played an active role at both district and regional level in the nurturing and growing of talent for a fast expanding business.
This included:
- Recruitment, induction, training and mentoring of new managers at all levels.
-Assisting in the formulation and roll-out of new training programmes for the district.
-Organising and participating in training and assessment days for talent groups at a district and regional level.
-Identifying new potential within the district and fast tracking individuals where appropriate. 
-Conducting individual assessments to identify training/coaching requirements.
- Helping to create personal development plans to promote career progression.
-Participating in talent meetings to foster a consistent and focused approach to talent management throughout the region.
-Buddying other managers and inexperienced teams during the opening of new stores.

I have always had a passion for the outdoors and am excited to be part of a project which will benefit both adults and children to learn and challenge themselves in a natural environment.

Where we have adventures

We hold sessions in the following locations:

Private Woods, near Beaminster in Dorset. 
The woodland has a small car park.
Postcode: on request/confirmed booking
What we can offer: 
Corporate Challenge days
Family Adventures and Special Occasions
Family Woodland Craft and WhittleStix 'N' Nature Club Days - events advertised throughout the year



National Trust- Foxbury
Postcode: SO51 6AQ
What we can offer:
Foxbury Forest School Playgroup (0-5years), 
Every Thursday (term time)







Forestry Commission- Wareham Forest
Postcode: BH20 7PA
What we can offer:
Corporate Challenge days
Family Adventures and Special Occassions
WhittleStix 'N' Nature Club- Second Saturday every month
Family Woodland Craft days- Second Saturday every month
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