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5 minutes with The Big Tree Climbing Company

Two guesses as to the second organisation joining us at Camp Bestival...

(that's right.. they climb trees for a living! wow)

What were you happiest doing outdoors as a kid?

Tree Climbing of course!. I did love spending days out walking the dogs with Mum and Dad. Really good quality time spent with the family.

Why do you think reconnecting children with nature

Support Play? Support Play Wales!

Play Wales is the national charity for children’s play and is a founding member of The Wild Network but now they need your help to continue the fantastic work they do.

"For 15 years we have successfully campaigned for children’s play, now we find ourselves in an astonishing position where we have to campaign for Play Wales after our application for

5 minutes with Rob 'Da Bank

Did we mention we're going to Camp Bestival? This weekend? and that we're taking some of The Wild Network's amazing memebers and activities with us? ...(yeah we thought we had)

Well there's still time to come too... and with only a limited number of tickets left if you're still not sure weather to come check out what festival creator & Radio

50 Things meets The Wild Network

Helen Meech works for the National Trust, her role- reconnecting children with outdoors- and she’s the reason that ‘finding frogspawn’ is on the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ checklist.

“I grew up on a farm on the edge of Nowheresville, Hampshire. I was a speccy, geeky kid who loved experimenting with nature.

I kept a frogspawn

The Wild Network is on the hunt

The Wild Network is seeking a new boss to encourage children to go wild, and a Chair of The Wild Network.

The charity which launched last autumn with its documentary film Project Wild Thing, which aims to reconnect children with nature and outdoor play and has an ambition for every British child to have a significant connection to nature by

Marketing Director of Nature

The Wild Network is a young, rapidly growing organisation that exists to reconnect children to nature by amplifying the work of thousands of organisations across the UK.

We may be young, but we already boast 6,000 individuals and over 1,500 organisations as members. The breadth of membership is astounding: from the National Trust and the Scout Association to forest school leaders.

Director of The Wild Network role profile



Reports to: Chair of Trustees

Scope of role

Lead the organisation to achieve its overall objectives

Set the strategy and 1-year goals for the organisation

Work in a decentralised networked team, working with both trustees, a council of members and a growing network of supporter organisations

Maintain a wide network of stakeholders across this multi-dimensional issue, including but not limited

Chair of the Wild Network

The Wild Network is a young, rapidly growing organisation that exists to reconnect children to nature by amplifying the work of thousands of organisations across the UK. We are seeking a new Chair to lead our Board of Trustees and work with our new director to achieve our goal: that every British child should have a significant connection to

Playday 2014: What is ‘Play’ to you?

A new theme for the Playday 2014 campaign: ‘Play is…’

Now in its 27th year, Playday is a nationwide celebration of play, with play events up and down the country on August 6th and campaign activity to raise the profile of children’s play.

This year, the Playday 2014 Play is... campaign is spreading the word about why play is crucial for

Your park. Under threat.

(c) Heritage Lottery Fund

Parks are under threat.

That’s the message from a new report released today by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) that catalogues the potential hazards to parks and urban green spaces from cuts to local authority budgets.

The report finds that…

86% of park managers report cuts to revenue budgets since 2010 and expect the trend to continue for the next

Time to Nominate

The Octavia Hill Awards have been extended! You now have more time to nominate your #wildtime hero!!

Been struggling to think of your favourite #wildtime hero? You now have more time! And you can nominate candidates for more than one category, so no need to just pick one!

The Wild Network is always rabbiting on about kids connecting with nature, but they

Guest Blog: Call for BBC to return Live Nightingales

Time is running out to sign the e-petition calling the BBC to re-start an annual live broadcasts of nightingales.

In 'ode to a Nightingale' Keats wrote;

"Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird! No hungry generations tread thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown"

How sad he would be now

Adventurers battle with the elements to enjoy Project Wild Thing for National Children's Day

Over this weekend, The Wild Network has supported extreme film screenings of its feature length documentary ‘Project Wild Thing’ in three of the UK’s wildest landscapes to encourage families to take their screens outdoors to help reconnect a generation of kids with nature.

The screenings mark National Children’s Day (NCD) UK, a nationwide celebration of the rights of the child. Organised

Pack a popcorn picnic…

Take our very vivid imaginations, add some willing explorers, three mountains, one film, a pinch of passion for the great outdoors and you’ve got the bare essentials for one very wild weekend.

This May we’re supporting a host of extreme screenings of Project Wild Thing In some of the wildest places in the UK.

To tie in with National Children’s

We're looking for Trustees!

The Wild Network is a start-up like no other.

The product: nature. The goal: reconnecting kids with the outdoors.

We’re in the process of becoming a charity. That means we need trustees; people to look after the Network, nurture it and make the links that’ll help the Network grow and grow.

We’ve got a great platform to start from. The Wild Network numbers