The Backyard: The Wildings
“The Wildings has been created for autistic children & young people. It is a beautifully inclusive natural space, where the whole family can relax, explore and express themselves in an environment that is playful, and free from judgement or expectation.” – Dawn Bowden, Bamboozle Artist
The Wildings is as experience which we developed at The Bamboozle Backyard – a wildlife plot on an allotment site in Leicester. It is an oasis of calm and creativity waiting to be explored and brought to life during The Wildings sessions. The Wildings are sessions led by Bamboozle artists where the family can escape the busyness and stresses of modern life and take a breath.
“Instant relaxation! Anxiety ebbs away rapidly. The magic of the location, and the wonderful people involved are a magical combination. Like walking into a daydream!” Vicky Davies, parent.
During these sessions, you and your child will be encouraged to relax and recharge alongside the artists, who will skilfully provide a safe and engaging space to explore the natural elements within the site.
Each session will be organic in the way it develops and will be age-appropriate and child-led. The artists will pretend to be quirky characters with whom the children can choose to engage with, and explore ideas and activities. They can make potions, float stones or make mud soup!
The children can, if they choose to, follow their own ideas within a playful, fun environment.
This experience has recently been adapted for Festival settings and Forest School environments. If you’d like to enquire about bringing The Wildings to your outdoor space, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We continue to run FREE Wildings sessions for families at our Bamboozle Backyard in Leicester during certain school holidays.
Would you like to get a postcard from the Backyard?
During the Winter months when we aren’t able to run our Backyard sessions in person, we’re sending a bit of Backyard to your home!
>> Join our Hibernation Series activities here.
Thank you to our funders!
Originally created with investment from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Re-Wilding Characters you might meet
Aurora Sue Mac George Little Wing
Aurora Dawn Tayosong Grace