Louise Kennedy, founder of the Woodland
Play Centre, is a highly qualified
and experienced environmental playworker,
leader, teacher and facilitator. Louise
specialises in working in the outdoor
environment with a varied age range
and ability of children and adults
with a focus on child-centred, hands-on
The Woodland Play Centre Limited was
formally set up in February 2005,
six years after its first Woodland
Playscheme in the summer of 1999.
For many years it was run from two
beautiful ‘borrowed’ pieces
of woodland, firstly on the Blackdown
Hills, then on the Quantock Hills.
As the Woodland Play Centre grew,
so did the need for a permanent base.
In 2010 the Woodland Play Centre found
a permanent home and put down roots.
Shortly after, Woodland Explorers
Community Interest Company was set
up in 2011. This is a sister company
to the Woodland Play Centre. It is
a Community Interest Company (CIC)
and is more suited to our ethics and
one that we will be developing.
The woodland projects
that will be delivered through Woodland
Explorers CIC will concentrate on
‘putting back what we take out’,
so that the company, the woodland
and the woodland skills associated
with us will become even more sustainable.
Leaving not only footprints, but leaving
The Woodland Play Centre use a number
of freelance playworkers, outdoor
instructors and teachers with specialist
skills to deliver and support the
variety of projects. All staff are
inducted to the woodland projects
and work ethics.
Between us we have a wealth of outdoor
experience and knowledge backed up
by relevant qualifications in all
the disciplines we offer. With this
knowledge, experience and qualifications
we can offer the best in a safe and
Staff hold current Criminal Record
Bureau (CRB) certificates and a quaified
Outdoor First Aider is always onsite.
We welcome volunteers and work experience
students to join us throughout the
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