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We've launched #DreamBigAtHome!

Our new lockdown website has hundreds of activities and games to do at home, weekly challenges to try and a regular programme of live workshops and events online, as well as information on how our groups can operate during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Upcoming Online Programme

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

So far we have enjoyed a wide variety of online sessions with participants ranging from Cardiff to Edinburgh to Exeter of all ages. 

Last weekend we enjoyed the #BigCampIN where many camped in their gardens, living rooms, kitchens and balconies and joined live sessions based on activities we would usually take part in at a 'real' camp. 

In the coming months around our usual national online programme we will have themed weeks and weekends where we will have focused activities. The upcoming monthly themes are:

#BigCampIn a success

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Weary eyed and back at our desks we reflect on a success #BigCampIn!

Children, young people and families from across the Uk joined in #BigCampIn activities with many building dens to sleep in on Friday and Saturday night. Eggy Bread was prepared and demonstrated by Andy Flinn of Bromley District, wide games played, craft activities, a quiz and a merrymoot - all the essential ingredients of a Woodcraft Folk camp without any mud or equipment to dry/clean!

#DreamBigAtHome team

Friday, 22 May 2020

Over 3,000 visitors have visited the #DreamBigAtHome webiste since its launch on May 7th and we are pleased to announce an increase in the number of children and young people taking part in our remote and virtual programme, including those new to the Folk.

Fundraising support

Friday, 22 May 2020

Folk Office recognise that these uncertain times will created added stresses and pressures impacting on the sustainability of local groups. Whilst most groups and Districts have not lost money, they have all lost income during the period of closure. To support the financial sustainability of local groups the following support will be provided:

Supporters webinar

Friday, 22 May 2020

Woodcraft Folk's Chair, Pip Sayers, and Woodcraft Folk's Director of Development, Debs McCahon, would like to invite all members and supporters to a special webinar on Friday June 5th at 5pm.

As we are not able to meet at Woodcraft Folk’s Annual Gathering, which should have taken place at the Common Ground Pre-Camp supporters and members are invited to join us online to hear about how Woodcraft Folk is dealing with Covid-19 and our plans for the future as our work is more needed in our communities than ever.

During the webinar we would like to:

Amazon Smile

Friday, 22 May 2020

 Woodcraft Folk is listed as a beneficiary charity on Amazon UK.

Lockdown exit strategy

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Like all organisations across the globe, Woodcraft Folk has begun to explore when groups might reopen.


Your Weekly Challenges!

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

As you probably have seen, we have launched our new #DreamBigAtHome

Big Camp IN! May 2020

Monday, 11 May 2020

A huge part of Woodcraft Folk experiences is being able to camp with our groups and districts. At the moment we cannot go camping together so instead of having a big camp out this year we will be hosting a big camp IN.

#DreamBigAtHome success

Monday, 11 May 2020

On May 7th Woodcraft Folk launched #DreamBigAtHome - Woodcraft Folk's remote and virtual programme for children and young people.

A new website with 100s of activities was launched which has already seen over 1,700 visitors. Over the coming weeks additional activities will be added - if you have suggestions please email

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