Southampton Woodcraft Folk, a local group for children and young
people, is inviting children and their grown-ups to come along to a
local session and find out more.
Apple pressing with the Woodcraft Folk
This from Southampton Woodcraft Folk in their own words.
Southampton Woodcraft Folk is a local children’s and young
people’s group which meets weekly during term time, as well as having
regular camps in the holidays. As well as having bags of fun with
activities like craft, singing and games, the focus is on big ideas like
co-operation, peace, democracy, equality, internationalism and looking
after the planet.
The group is part of a 92 year-old national organisation, now a
registered charity, which in turn is part of the International Falcon
Movement. It is inclusive, open to all regardless of religion or
ability, has girls and boys together and is committed to positive social
As a co-operative, it involves young people at all levels from its general council down to planning local group activities.
Bushcraft skills day
We are keen to welcome children, young people and their
families to join us. Children and parents are welcome to come along to a
group session to find out more about what we do. We are a
parent/guardian led organisation and all adults running sessions have
DBS checks. We ask for a donation of £22 per term to help with the cost
of venues and activities, though we can be flexible with siblings
attending and if money is tight.
Our groups meet in City Centre
for 'Elfins' (6-9 years) in Bitterne Park for ‘Pioneers’ (10-12 years)
and a new ‘Venturers’ (13-15 years) is due to start also in the Bitterne
If you want to find out more you can contact Maria on 023 8023 3207 or email her on
You can also find us on Facebook southamptonWoodcraftfolk or via our
national website www.woodcraftfolk.org.uk where you can find out more
about the organisations aims and principles.
Previously Audio: meet the Woodcraft Folk
Our 12-minute audio from 2011 featured chats with parents and
children to find out what really goes on (clue: not much craft with
wood!), and explored a little about the organisation’s history. Click here to go to the audio player and listen.