Useful links


Some Useful web links:

(a list that is being added to...)
Organisations I work with regularly:
 Some Curious Finds, Katy Doncaster and Claire Simpson:
Dunkirk Primary School:
Scarthin Books, Cromford:
Derbyshire Eco Centre:
Organisations I belong to and / or support:

The Cloud Appreciation Society:

Bumble Bee Conservation Trust:

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust:


The John Muir Trust:

Children and Nature Network:

The Woodland Trust:

Organisations I love to use for inspiration, information and ideas:


BBC Nature - Springwatch / Autumnwatch

The International Otter Survival Fund

The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network


Child development and children exploring / playing in nature:

Learning Through Landscapes

Archimedes Training:

Early Arts

Going Wild, a website full of ideas and information from Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield

Children and Nature Network:

Love Outdoor Play, Play England:

Nature Detectives, the Woodland Trust's website for children, packed with information sheets, activity ideas etc:
Return to the Junkyard, information about play: 
Other Artists I work with / am inspired by:

Tom Hare

Joolz Doncaster, Wicked Willow

Teresa Grimaldi

Some other things that are inspiring:

the wonderful world of Bagpus, the Clangers and Noggin the Nog:

a place where interesting creatures forage in the woodland

Suppliers for materials and resources:

Community Playthings, for resources and lots of information sheets, research and articles on childhood, play, nature and loose parts:

Wingham Wool Works for felting and textile materials

Coates Willow

Fire Wok supplier:

Wiggly Wigglers, who supply lots of things for wildlife-friendly gardening

Greenman Burshcraft, who supply lots of resources for Forest School

 Muddy Faces, who sell lots of Forest School resources and have a ideas swap page on their web site for activities

Mindstretchers, who run training and nature kindergartens in Scotland and also have a supply of resources for sale

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