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We offer full-day wildlife clubs in the Summer, October, February, and Easter Holidays. In these clubs, we tend to go a little further afield and explore new and exciting areas. The clubs are designed to challenge kids to discover and explore wildlife by immersing themselves in wild spaces with large and fun groups.

Scroll down the page to see the list of clubs we are running during the coming school holidays and their availability.

As with our summer holiday clubs, we are changing our October clubs. This is to minimise the risk of our work contributing to the spread of coronavirus.

There are 2 day (Thursday & Friday), 3 day (Monday – Wednesday) and 5 day (Monday – Friday) camps available to book, with locations grouped roughly in North and South Edinburgh to minimise the need for travel. A 5 day camp is £160, 3 day camps will be £95, and 2 day camps will be £70. Clubs are for children 8+ years old.

If the camp is fully booked there is an option to book onto a waiting list. For the camps with spaces, we will let you know as soon as we can if you have a place or are on a waiting list. Places will be given on a first come first served basis.

Click the link at the bottom of the page to be taken to the booking form.

Payment should be made a week before first club is due to start. Cheques should be made payable to Earth Calling. Bank transfer is available on request.

Please make sure that your children are dressed appropriately for the Scottish weather and individual clubs. We recommend that spare clothes, towel and waterproofs are a permanent feature of their wildlife club back packs.

  North Edinburgh – 5 days with a bike ride

Monday 19th October. (9:30-1700) Cammo and River Almond experience. Wild foods, River exploration, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building and fire making, raft building. Drop off at Miller and Carter, Pick up at Cammo Estate car park.

Tuesday 20th October. (9:30-1700) Dalmeny cycling Bushcraft experience. Wild foods, staff/wand carving, woodland/coastal exploration, shelters and more. Drop off and pick up at Miller and Carter

Wednesday 21st October. (9:30-1700) Craigie Woods Wild foods, woodland/coastal exploration, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building. Drop off and pick up at Craigie Farm.

Thursday 22nd October. (9:30-1700) Costorphine Woods exploration. Wild foods, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building and fire making. Drop off and pick up carpark half way up Clermiston Road North. 

Friday 23rd October. (0930-1700) South Queensferry coastal experience. Wild foods, woodland/coastal exploration, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building. Drop off and pick up at ‘the seal’ across from the Hawes Inn at South Queensferry.

  North Edinburgh – 3 days with a bike ride

Monday 19th October. (9:30-1700) Cammo and River Almond experience. Wild foods, River exploration, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building and fire making, raft building. Drop off at Miller and Carter, Pick up at Cammo Estate car park.

Tuesday 20th October. (9:30-1700) Dalmeny cycling Bushcraft experience. Wild foods, staff/wand carving, woodland/coastal exploration, shelters and more. Drop off and pick up at Miller and Carter

Wednesday 21st October. (9:30-1700) Craigie Woods Wild foods, woodland/coastal exploration, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building. Drop off and pick up at Craigie Farm.

  North Edinburgh – 2 days

Thursday 22nd October. (9:30-1700) Costorphine Woods exploration. Wild foods, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building and fire making. Drop off and pick up carpark half way up Clermiston Road North. 

Friday 23rd October. (0930-1700) South Queensferry coastal experience. Wild foods, woodland/coastal exploration, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building. Drop off and pick up at ‘the seal’ across from the Hawes Inn at South Queensferry.

  South Edinburgh – 5 days with a bike ride

Monday 19th October. (9:30-1700) Hermitage and Braids. Wild foods, River exploration, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building and fire making, raft building. Drop off and pick up at the Blackford Observatory Car Park.

Tuesday 20th October. (9:30-1700) Craiglockhart Woodlands experience. Wild foods, staff/wand carving, woodland exploration, shelters and more. Drop off and pick up at the end of Craiglockhart Terrace

Wednesday 21st October. (9:30-1700) Corstorphine Woods Wild foods, woodland/ exploration, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building. Drop off and pick up at car park on Cairnmuir Road

Thursday 22nd October. (9:30-1700) Bonally exploration. Wild foods, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building and fire making. Drop off and pick up at Bonally Primary School

Friday 23rd October. (0930-1700) Colinton Dell cycling Bushcraft experience. Wild foods, woodland exploration, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building. Drop off and pick up at Murrayfield Ice rink carpark.

  South Edinburgh – 3 days

Monday 19th October. (9:30-1700) Hermitage and Braids. Wild foods, River exploration, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building and fire making, raft building. Drop off and pick up at the Blackford Observatory Car Park.

Tuesday 20th October. (9:30-1700) Craiglockhart Woodlands experience. Wild foods, staff/wand carving, woodland exploration, shelters and more. Drop off and pick up at the end of Craiglockhart Terrace

Wednesday 21st October. (9:30-1700) Corstorphine Woods Wild foods, woodland/ exploration, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building. Drop off and pick up at car park on Cairnmuir Road

  South Edinburgh – 2 days with a bike ride

Thursday 22nd October. (9:30-1700) Bonally exploration. Wild foods, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building and fire making. Drop off and pick up at Bonally Primary School

Friday 23rd October. (0930-1700) Colinton Dell cycling Bushcraft experience. Wild foods, woodland exploration, staff/wand making (whittling skills), mammal tracking, shelter/camp building. Drop off and pick up at Murrayfield Ice rink carpark.

 

Although each day will have similar activities, they will offer different aspects of all bush craft ideals…wild food experiences/shelter building techniques and the many different methods of fire starting/building and cooking. Using the different habitats to give children a variety of survival situations, and the ability to learn lots of new skills…. all lots of fun too

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