Books & Brambles

Over the past few weeks, 6 of our families have been heading to Calderstones Park on a Saturday morning to take part in a Books & Brambles course which was offered to us by The Reader.

Books and Brambles was a six-week outdoor adventure of exciting weekends filled with an hour and a half of great stories, mud, minibeasts, art and activities for our children and their grown-ups to experience together.

Each week we explored different themes connecting with Calderstones Park in unique ways. From muddy scavenger hunts to crafting our own stories – our Story Hunters, Og the Giant and Jade Dragonfly, lead us to explore nature through brilliant children’s books and our own imaginations. At the end of the course, our children received a beautiful sew-on patch to celebrate completing their Books & Brambles course.

To book on your own version or to find out other activities being offered by The Reader then go to