Hallr Wood is a small, south facing, steeply sloping, amenity woodland (nearly 7 acres) near Somerton. Whilst retaining its wildness, we are also lucky to have some fantastic infrastructure that allows us to host all kinds of events, in all kinds of weather.
We have a green woodworking workshop, woodland stage, various shelters, a rustic kitchen/cafe, pizza oven, Romano- British style pottery kiln, and compost toilet. We do have a car parking area, but for larger events we are grateful to be able to use the Parish Car Park at Charlton Mackrell School, a ten minute walk away.
We run a diverse range of programmes all year around, including long term secondary provision, therapeutic interventions, curriculum enrichment, Wilder Play family sessions, holiday play, overnight hammock camps, workshops and training for schools, and bespoke sessions for a range of groups and organizations.
Martyn also runs specialized workshops – Spoon Carving, Bowl Making, Bow Making and introduction to Green Woodworking. Watch his video here.
We have an Open Day each year and have also run other community events including Play Days supported by the wonderful Somerset Play Forum. In 2014 we hosted an ‘Our Big Gig’ event through the Department for Communities and Local Government.