Find below all events happening at CoilleMara. Please contact us to find out how we can help you with your event. Birthday parties, school tours, community events or social gatherings.
Summer Nature Camp - Fire and Cooking
3 day camp, August 14th – 16th, 11am – 3pm
During this three day camp we will focus on how to make and care for fire safely as well as learning some fun outdoor cooking skills. Participants will be given the opportunity to use flint and steel to make a fire. We will use a Kelly Kettle to heat water for hot chocolate. Once learners have become familiar with all our fire rules and precautions we will light and fire on which we cook some familiar and some less familiar yummies. All the other aspects of forest school will also be available to participants.
Summer Forest School Program
6 week program, July 8th – August 12th, Mondays 11am – 2pm.
This forest school program runs for over 6 weeks allowing participants to return to the same natural space week after week. This long term processes allows learners the opportunity to see how nature changes over a period of time. Learners also have time to become familiar with the space, the forest school leaders and the other learners. This builds friendship and community. As a learners confidence grows we offer more opportunities for them to push through and beyond their comfort zone. This paves the way for new experiences and learning. We use a child-led approach to facilitate our forest school programs so that what exact activities will be offered will depend on the interests shared by those taking part and their abilities.
Summer nature Camp - Nature crafts
4 day camp, July 9th – 12th, 11am to 3pm
During these four days we will focus especially on nature crafts. All the other aspects of forest school will still be available to participants. Over the duration of the camp participants will be given the opportunity to create for themselves a foot stool made from unprocessed wood and hand tools without the use of nails or screws. As well as this project which will carry through the four days we will also be offering a smaller craft each day and a chance to cook around the fire on the final day.
afternoon forest school program
6 or 12 week program, April 10th to May 15th and May 22nd to June 26th, Wednesdays, 4pm – 6pm
This 6 or 12 week program allows participants to experience the long term processes that is a key part of forest school. Returning to the same woodland week after week allows us to experience the changes happening all around us all the time. Spring and early summer is a magical time as everyone in the woods is waking up. We notice bird song increasing and tree buds opening. Flowers are emerging and life in the leaf litter is getting busy too.
Spring Nature Camp
March 25th – 28th, 2024, 11am – 3pm
Spring times brings with it more light and longer days. We enjoy sunshine (hopefully) and the woods waking up around us. New life can be seen all around, from the spring leaves on the trees to the lambs in the fields and more.
Winter Nature Camp
January 3rd – 5th, 2024, 11am – 3pm
This is the darkest time of year. Being only barely two weeks past the winter solstice, the days and short and dark. We may all feel a bit like hibernating after perhaps eating too much over Christmas. This is a chance to get out into the sleepy woods, cosy up around a fire and share stories and hot chocolate.
Samhain Nature Camp
October 28th – 30th, 11am – 3pm
Three day Forest School Camp to recognise the time of Samhain and the coming of winter. Over the three days, learners will be presented with the opportunity to engage in crafts, games and stories as well as tools and fire lighting (always supervised by an adult). We will be delving into the realm of Halloween and what traditions have been carried through the ages. These will be reflected in our crafts, games and stories.
Forest School Experience
20th July 2023, 10:30am – 1:30pm, 5-13 year olds, €20.
As part of the Sneem Summer Festival we are offering a one day Forest School Experience. Visit our beautiful site on Blueberry Hill Farm and be immersed in the beauty of the Natural world while engaging in fun activities such as games, crafts and lounging in hammocks. Limited Places, booking essential.
summer Nature Camp
3 day Nature Camp for 5 – 13 year olds, July 12th- 14th, 2023 , 12am – 4pm, €100
Join us for a 3 day fully immersive Forest school style summer camp. Spending time outdoors under the trees away from screens help us to self regulate and reset the accumulation of stress hormones. Over the 3 days participants will be given the opportunity to develop their ability to identify plants; create something beautiful from natural materials; use hand tools (always supervised by an adult); make and cook over a fire.
summer Forest School Program
4 week (8 sessions) Forest School Program. Suitable for young people aged 5-13 years.
Running every Monday and Tuesday 11am to 3pm on July 3rd + 4th, 10th + 11th, 17th +18th, 24th + 25th. €260
Over the eight days we will explore and discover what new life there is to be found in the woods in July. Examining the micro world of mini beasts, mosses and lichens. Observing the macro world of birds, flowers and trees and so much more fascinating life. July is a great month for learning to recognise different species of plants and discovering who lives under our feet. July is teaming with life all around us.