Wilder Life

As a result of our passion for forest school and the social, emotional wellbeing benefits it can offer, we run an exciting forest school at Herstmonceux Castle and Langney Priory. We are keen to broaden access for local community groups and services for families and young people to engage with the healing benefits of the natural environment.

Our forest school workshops are an inspirational process that offers all participants the opportunity for hands-on experiences in the outdoors. It aims to promote the holistic development of those involved, fostering resilience, raising confidence and self-esteem, independence and creativity.

Our hope is that through the process of spending time together in the outdoors that both parents and young people can relax, have some fun and ‘find that smile again’.


Penny Hotchkin and Helen Stringfellow
Herstmonceux Castle Forest School
Phone number Helen 07712 159410 Penny 07715 627783