Cudham Environmental Activities Centre hosted a sleepover for Elfins (age 6-9) from across London during the last weekend before Christmas.
The evening started with the participants having the chance to decorate their own bags to take at home to be used over the festive period. Later on, the group took their torches and went for a night walk into the woods and the beautiful natural area local to Cudham. Elfins, parents and volunteers discovered badger holes and other signs of wildlife living in the woods. They also experienced the sounds of the forest and had many theories of what may be happening in the darkness!
After the walk the group returned to the centre to warm up with some hot chocolate, biscuits and a roaring campfire in the indoor fireplace. The Elfins were really excited to hear a bedtime story next to the fireplace before retiring to their sleeping bags.
The next morning, everyone woke to a yummy breakfast and took part in craft activities, singing and playing in the woods together. Those attending the annual sleepover for the first time received their “Elfins Sleepover” badge!
A big thank you to Tracy Cleveland (Cudham Centre Coordinator) and all the volunteers for an amazing weekend for Elfins at Cudham. The weekend was a great chance for Elfins from across the region to come together, make new friends, explore the natural world around us and have a really fun experience before the winter holidays.