Corporate team away days

Photographed by Emma Croman

Forage, Fire & Feast

Are you looking for a day activity for your work team that will be… inspiring – relaxing – connecting – fun – restorative – motivating – unique? Can it really be all of these things? Well, from what we’ve heard from past groups, yes!

This is the main format I offer for groups: spend a day in the woods, learning about edible plants, foraging wild flavours and feasting on delicious food. After an inspiring foraging walk, the group shares a late lunch together in a beautiful rustic roundhouse in the middle of the woods. This is more than a day for learning, it’s a chance to enjoy being outside all day, surrounded by nature.

This immersive experience focuses on Eastern Mediterranean style dishes cooked over fire with a twist of the wild. The foraging walk and food is led by George, whose background includes 15 years cheffing, professional foraging and outdoor cookery.

Your day in nature will include:
– A woodland ‘flavour led’ foraging walk (2-2.5hrs) with George
– Food (including wild ingredients) samples during the foraging walk
– A delicious lunch to enjoy together (some pre-made by George, some cooked on the day over the fire)
– A professional chef and forager to fire questions at and learn from
– The opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet of the private woodland

One participant said when we were enjoying our lunch, ‘Today has felt timeless.‘ And that is exactly how we want this day to feel for you – spacious, without rush or hurry. We want you to finish the day feeling refreshed, energised, inspired, content, rested.

Others have described the day as:

‘I haven’t felt this relaxed in a long time’

‘In a great mood – ready to face the world’

‘Idyllic, interesting and informative’


‘Getting back to the basic things in life’

‘Going back to childhood playing in the woods’

And it inspired them to:

‘now want to get more resources to learn and forage myself’

‘look closer at my surroundings in future’

‘be more in contact with nature’

HOW TO BOOK – If you would like to book this experience for a private group of up to 20 people, please get in touch with Hannah –
There may be the option to extend your day in the woods, for example by camping overnight or to incorporate this as part of a longer day or weekend team event – please let Hannah know about your hopes and requirements for your gathering when you get in touch.

LOCATION – We usually run this day in a woodland site on the edge of Bristol, but there are other site options, such as in Somerset and Stroud.

DO YOU OFFER ANYTHING OTHER THAN FORAGING AND FOOD? – I haven’t yet, but I would love to! I have run public events for Winter Solstice working with a storyteller and I led some singing round the fire as part of that. We could include some storytelling and/or singing, or a creative writing workshop (working with a local poet) – perhaps to help the group process something they’re working through or as a self-care activity, or forest bathing, drawing or yoga. There are many possibilities. Please let me know if any of these spark your interest or I can suggest something once I know what it is you would like your group to get out of the day, how you would like them to come away from it feeling.