top of page
20220423_133406 (3).jpg

"I loved having the opportunity to unwind, usually my day is
pretty full on."

Phil, Brighton.

Experience Wilder Days

Reconnect with Nature, De-stress & Unwind

Boost your mental, physical & emotional wellbeing

with a range of activities in our beautiful forest garden

Discover our upcoming events - 

Create Your Perfect Experience

Looking for something different to do with friends? 
Booking an alternative experience for a hen or stag do?
Start creating your perfect day -

Nature Connection for Your Business

Investment through nature connection can future-proof your business, creating a strong, sustainable team that supports your
business as it navigates whatever lies ahead -

A voucher for Wilderdays makes the perfect gift for someone you love.

IMG-20240211-WA0016_edited.jpg
About

About Us

kathleen sinclair woman smiling

Kathleen Sinclair

Hello everyone, I'm Kathleen and I’m co-founder and Director of Wilderdays CIC. I’m also a forest school leader, mother and home educator. Born in Scotland, raised in England, living in Brighton for the last 30 years, working as a self employed person for the last 10. I major in thinking outside of the box. I trained with Marina Robb and Circle of Life Rediscovery and I've been running a forest school at Stanmer Park for nearly 10 years, working with children - many of them neuro-diverse - from ages 5-15. Over the last 12 months as a CIC we've successfully welcomed businesses, adults and families to our woodland site.

My strengths include holding space, instructing, listening, supporting, reflecting and gently guiding. My practical skills include foraging, whittling, forest bathing, bird and animal ID, fire making, wild cooking, swings and rope courses, wood coppicing, story telling, and woodland arts and crafts. I also have a degree in Theatre Studies and I'm a qualified masseuse and reflexologist.

I've learnt to tune into the rhythms of the forest, working outside every week of the year as I do and I'm passionate about sharing the amazing health benefits that being in nature has to offer. I've seen what our wild space at Stanmer Organics has brought to the children, myself and now many adults. During the pandemic I learnt through personal experience just how much a lack of access to wild spaces negatively impacts our mental and physical health. I'm now excited to share the experience I have as an outdoor facilitator more broadly outside of forest school. When I'm not in the woodland or on the laptop you might find me walking the South Downs whilst listening to a good audio book.

Victoria Dickson

victoria dickson woman smiling

I am South African born into an Scottish family. The youngest of four very dynamic, adventurous siblings, I was introduced to outdoor activities from a young age. I grew up surrounded by the natural beauty of South Africa as well as being seeped in my ancestral heritage through the Scottish community, folklore, mythology, traditions and song. Nestled between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, I would seek nature as my playground where I developed a deep connection with the cycles of nature. I moved to London as a performing arts graduate wanting to make my fame and fortune but in the big city I felt disconnected from the land. I was longing for nature. Circumstances brought me to Brighton and I am eternally grateful now to be snuggled between the South Downs the ocean once more.

I retrained in early years education, working in one of Brighton’s magnificent outdoor nursery schools, Tarnerland. I went on to become a teaching assistant in a mainstream primary school however I gravitated towards the arts once more,working with the children on creative projects such as the Brighton Children’s Parade and the annual ‘Let’s Dance’ at Brighton Dome. This lead onto community events and to studying for a BA (Hons) in International Events Management at the University of Brighton. I helped organise large scale events such as Brighton Pride and the London Tattoo Convention, amongst others.

 

It was having a son with neuro-diverse needs that lead me back outside. He is most at ease in the natural environment and I witnessed some of his traits completely dissipate. This sparked an interest in me which lead me onto studying Forest School Leadership. During this time I explored the effectiveness of daily ritual of outdoor practice through yoga and meditation, working with plant medicine ,deepening my connection with the natural world, moon cycles, Equinox’s and the rhythm of nature. My Seasonal Adjustment Disorder began to ease.


I joined Kathleen at Wilderways Forest School at the beginning of 2022 where I could practice and develop my skills in forest school leadership. Kathleen and I  are both passionate about introducing nature connection to children and adults. We know the importance & proven health benefits of reconnecting with nature especially if working in an indoor environment. I look forward to hosting Wilder Days Events along side you as we share the beauty that awaits.

Contact

Contact

Wilderdays

Tel Kathleen 07909871650

Tel Victoria 07854047354

Email info@wilderdays.uk

Brighton and Hove, UK

Or Leave a Message Here

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page