Nov 24, 2014 by K Stevenson

“Just want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Acorn Antics for the excellent birthday party that you did on Saturday for Jack. Jack and his friends all had an amazing time and Jimmy and Faye were brilliant with all of the children (and adults!!). Please will you pass on our thanks to both Jimmy and Faye.

And thank you also to yourself for making the process of booking and organising the party so easy.”

Nov 24, 2014 by S Rennie

“A huge thank you for today, the experience was invaluable and the children talked about it all of the way home! What you and your team do at Acorn Antics is amazing.”

Aug 27, 2014 by Anon

“Despite the rain the party was talked about with great enthusiasm at the school drop off the following day, ‘the best party ever’ according to at least 3 party veteran 6 year olds!”

May 07, 2014 by Boston Spa Primary

“All our children thoroughly enjoyed Forest Schools. The day started with an introductory session for our Gifted and Talented children where they learnt fire building skills and worked together to decide how to teach other groups of KS2 children these skills. They were given the opportunity to reflect on each session and adapt their “plan” for the next session to ensure that all children were included. The day ended with a reflection session for the Gifted and Talented children.

The Gifted and Talented group developed their speaking and listening skills over the day. The confidence of the children grew within the sessions and some of the quieter ones stood out as natural leaders and clear communicators. The Acorn Antics team stood back and allowed the Gifted and Talented to work together as a team to lead the different sessions.

Children commented that the day was fun and educational and that they enjoyed the feeling of success as they learnt to do new things.

Response: We had a great day too, the children and staff were fantastic to work with and we were so proud of what the group achieved throughout the day. Thank you for having us and we hope to see you again in the future. Cathy and Jem.

Mar 31, 2014 by Emily

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for hosting Dylan’s 5th Birthday party. Dylan, all of his friends and all of their mums and dads had a fantastic time. This was almost entirely down to the enthusiasm that you have for forest schooling, the way you worked with the children, the variety of activities that you put on, and how you managed to get everyone (including the parents!!) to enjoy and work well in the woodland we honestly can’t thank you enough.

The service we received from initial enquiry right through to delivery was exceptional.

Thank you very very much from Dylan and all of his friends!”

Nov 20, 2013 by Ormesby Primary

A fantastic fun filled day. Acorn Antics kept 26 four year old children busy, excited and learning for a full day on our school field. The children had new experiences that they were talking about for days to come. The day was well planned and well resourced with friendly and knowledgeable staff. A must for every foundation class we hope to see Acorn Antics again soon.

Response: Thanks Ormesby we were made to feel really welcome and had a great day glad you enjoyed and look forward to working with you in the future.

Oct 25, 2013 by Z Hawes

The following was written by my teenage son following a one to one woodland session. ‘It was a very interesting experience and I learnt lots about bushcraft. You get to choice what things you want to do. I choose shelter making which was fun and enjoyed the whole thing in general.”

My son would say to young people “do it it is really good.”

Oct 22, 2013 by Raj

“Recently, my daughter had her 10th birthday party at Acorns antics along with 10 of her friends. The request was to cater for the range of girls with varying tastes on the basis of outdoor fun. The girls had great fun building a den and fire and a treasure hunt. I was impressed with the age appropriateness of each of the activities and in particular the treasure hunt. The wooded area for use was perfect – wild and muddy enough for a ‘real’ experience and safe enough to let the girls loose!

The perfect finish was the hot chocolate and marshmallows on a real fire!!

Cathy is clearly very experienced in this field and worked impressively with the girls. She was warm, appraochable and inclusive ensuring the less outdoor type girls had a good time also.

The amount of activities covered, the skills learnt and the amount of fun had made this party well worth value for money and of course, a lot of very happy faces though very muddy wellies, at the end.

My daughter said, ”Thank you Cathy for the good party. I loved it all and my most favourite part was winning the treasure hunt!”

Response: Thank you Raj for such a lovely review, I had a great time too and I’m so glad you all enjoyed it. Regards Cathy

Feb 2017 

Steve Cowgill Deputy Headteacher
“We have worked with Cathy and Acorn Antics for a number of years now and keep coming back for more!  The detail of planning that is put into each session in order to ensure it meets the needs or our curriculum and our children whilst fulfilling the underlying principles of Forest School means that all participants are nurtured to reach their full potential through developing  confidence and self-esteem whilst experiencing invaluable  hands-on learning  in an environment which is totally new… but rapidly becomes familiar.
The Acorn Antics team ensure that all sessions are safe, yet fun and inspirational – encouraging children to explore their surroundings and take risks!  Highly recommended.”