11 Jul 2018

Published by thewildofthewords

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Do you love telling tales? Thinking of spinning a story?

Are you looking for something a little wild-er and wackier to do this holiday?


We live and breathe stories

and love nothing better than to help children

explore the wild and wacky world

of their own imagination! 




Bend body and brain with literary trivia & outdoor inspired games!

Shape a story-telling set with a selection of wild and wacky materials!

Use the senses to sniff, scratch and sample some specially selected stories!

Curl up around the fire for a mix of fierce and funny folk tales!

Craft arty 'saga' stones for future story-telling!

Draft your very own imaginative manuscript!


This summer we are running a small number of unique holiday workshops for young storytellers and aspiring authors who are keen to spin some wild and wacky stories in an outdoor-inspired environment! At our welcoming and friendly sessions, children can be themselves and weave stories without fear of any dreaded red pen! There is no right or wrong; it's all about crazy creativity and the weirder and wild-er, the better! 

Our creative story-crafting workshops nurture and develop literacy, story-crafting and creative writing skills by encouraging children to approach literature in a weird-er and wild-er sort of way! They feature an exciting variety of imaginative outdoor-inspired activities; each incorporating an element of The Great Outdoors and using strong sensory stimuli to spice up every exercise. In re-creating a bit of wild inside, we bring story-telling very much to life! From folk tales around the fire to the sniffing, scratching and sampling of objects encountered in our tales and leopard crawling across a floor in pursuit of an entirely new perspective; our sessions are as much about discovery and exploration as they are about weaving a world of words!

Please note, the sessions will take place indoors - we bring the wild inside! For more information visit our website at



FREE TASTER SESSION: Marksbury Road Library

Age guidance 8-12 years (older and younger children very welcome)

10 spaces available

Tuesday 24th July, 10.30-11.30am

Sign up at the library or contact us via Facebook/website


SUMMER CLUB: Windmill Hill Community Centre (Small Hall)

Age guidance 8-12 years (older and younger children very welcome)

10 spaces available

Price: £8 per child, per session

Time: 10.45 - 12.15am

Drop in for one or two sessions or join us for the whole summer!


Tuesday 31st July 

Tuesday 7th Aug

Tuesday 14th Aug

Tuesday 21st Aug

Tuesday 28th Aug



Q: What do our workshops involve?

A: It varies with every workshop but a general overview would be something like this:


TO WARM UP...Outdoor inspired games, performance warm ups and literary trivia challenges for a fun bit of body and brain bending!

THE MAIN EVENT...themed story-telling where we build a wild and wacky set, share folk tales around the fire and design our own tall tales with masks, pens, puppets, chalks and story stones. We'll then work on our own imaginative manuscripts and sharpen our story writing skills! The theme will change each week, ranging from classic myths and legends to the tall tales of Tolkien!

BEFORE WE down games and a chance to share our stories.


Q: How many children are there in a workshop?

A: We can accommodate about twenty little ones and their carers in the Wiggle & Squiggles workshop. Our Creative Story-crafting sessions work best with between 8-10 children. That way, everyone has a chance to share their stories and benefit from individual one-to-one guidance and support with their story spinning! 


Q: Who will deliver the workshop?

A: Pridie delivers the workshops. For more information about Pridie's background, have a browse of our 'About' page.


Q: Are you insured?

A: In the unlikely event that anything does go wrong, we have public liability insurance.


Q: Are you DBS checked?

A: Yes


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