Join Sideways Drama as we venture ‘Into the Wild’ this Summer, with a week of children’s woodland workshops that include a variety of dynamic games, nature crafts and imaginative Drama activities. Immersed among the trees of White Heart Grove Woodland (Arborfield), we’ll use the surrounding nature to make crafts and props, explore storytelling and create Drama with the woods as our stage. 
Let your child’s imagination run wild this Summer as we embark on an inspiring, free-spirited adventure in the great outdoors!

Thursday 29th July/26th Aug - Ages 8-11

eco Warriors

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Dates:Monday 26th - Friday 30th July AND Monday 23rd August - Friday 27th August

Times: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm (arrival 9.15 am)  

Cost: 1 Workshop - £40, 2 Workshops £70, 3+ Workshops (siblings) please enquire. 

Places: Places on the workshops will be limited to 15 children per workshop. 

Booking: You can book one or more workshops. All workshops must be selected at the time of booking to secure your space on your chosen days. 

Confirmation & Payment: After completing the online booking form you will receive a confirmation of your child’s space and further workshop details, including payment. 

Location: The Workshops will take place at White Heart Grove Woodland - a beautiful, privately owned, enclosed woodland area in Arborfield, Reading (just outside of Wokingham). The eco-friendly woodland is equipped with compostible toilet and hand washing facilities. 

Workshops: Each workshop is tailored to the age group and include a range of activities led by Sideways Drama's experienced teacher, Janine.  

Health & Safety & COVID-19: These workshops are in line with current Government and local authority guidance. The relevant risk assessments will be carried out for the safe running of the workshops and full information and guidance for those participating will be issued following booking. 

Tuesday 27th July - Ages 5-7

Animal Adventurers

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In this first 5-7 workshop we’ll explore the woodland with fun games, nature craft and imaginative Drama activities inspired by some best loved stories and classic tales.

Monday 26th July - Ages 5-7

Nature Detectives 

Wednesday 28th July- Ages 8-11

Wild Explorers

Drama Workshops for Ages 5-15

Wednesday’s workshop for this older age group ventures into the captivating fictional worlds of books, film and Theatre that take place under the trees. You might find yourself in Hogwarts Forbidden Forest, in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream or embarking on a camping trip in a devised scene. Using the space as inspiration we’ll be making nature props and creating unique and immersive Theatre.

In our final workshop of the week, this older age group embark on their own wild journey through the woodland, creating unique, immersive Drama and performance amidst the trees. Whether they re-enact a camping trip, re-create the Hunger Games or devise their own unique scary movie - whatever inspires them, this workshop will allow for plenty of flexibility and collaboration.

The Workshops

Friday 30th July- Ages 12-15

Rebel Ramblers

In our second 8-11 Workshop we become Eco Warriors. With dynamic forest school games, craft-making using recyclable materials and plenty of Drama and performance activities inspired by our natural world and a call to become ‘planet protectors!'.

From bug hunts to bear hunts, the second of our 5-7 workshops invites little animal adventurers to explore all kinds of creatures great and small. With mask making, puppetry, story telling and muddy fun!

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