Thistle and Pheasant-Berry

Events

Welcome to my events page where you will find details of upcoming  mini-events designed for families with children aged 5-11 and for mini-dog training sessions designed to iron out key issues and gaps in their training.


Please keep an eye on here as well as my Facebook page "Thistle and Pheasant-Berry'' for details of new events as they will be added year-round.


Please also let me know if there's anything that you'd like me to add as I'm always looking for inspiration. 


To book on any of these events, please message me via the contact form on the home page.


**Please note that as with all my services, events are run in line with current Government guidelines and with additional Covid-safe precautions in place**

Mastering the sit whistle

One of the most common issues I have come across over the years is the issue with lack of control around distractions. Using the correct whistle for your breed can help maintain control in any situation and this mini-course is designed to introduce the use of a whistle for controlled stops/sits at a distance. 


6-week Saturday course starting January 9th 2021.

Time: 9-10, 10.30-11.30 or 12-1

Numbers are limited and the course is held outdoors so please wear suitable footwear and attire.

Cost: £50 for the full 6-weeks.

Family Nature Walks

These 1-hour mini sessions take you and your children on an investigative tour of the beautiful flora and fauna in our fields,

hedgerows and gardens.


Together we'll learn how to identify, draw and observe the ecosystems around us as well as learn how to be safe and respectful in a wild environment.


Cost: £20 per family group, payable on booking.

Only one family group per session.

Available Monday - Friday all year round.

Gingerbread Cookie Making

Aimed at families, this 2-hour baking session teaches Maths, Science, and food & kitchen safety to children in a fun make-your-own Gingerbread cookie session.


Cost: £30 per family group, payable on booking


I provide all the ingredients and equipment and these sessions can be arranged in my own cottage kitchen or in your own home where I will need full kitchen access and table space.


 No tidying up or washing up as I do it all and you get to keep your creations! 


Only one family group per session

Available Monday - Friday throughout December

Christmas Shortbread Cookie Making

Aimed at families, this 2-hour baking session teaches Maths, Science, and food & kitchen safety to children in a fun make-your-own cookie session.


Cost: £30 per family group, payable on booking.


I provide all the ingredients and equipment and these sessions can be arranged in my own cottage kitchen or in your own home where I will need full kitchen access and table space.


No tidying up or washing up as I do it all and you get to keep your creations! 


Only one family group per session.

Available Monday - Friday throughout December

Children and Dogs

Is there anything purer than the way dogs love children and visa versa? 


They quickly become best friends and partners in crime, but often need careful guidance on the types of play and what children should, and shouldn't, be doing with your new addition.


My 1-hour mini workshop is aimed at getting your children involved with your dogs and teaches them how they can help with training and taking care of your dog, how to approach dogs and how to live and be around them in a safe and respectful way.


These sessions are particularly helpful for families with young children, with older dogs or puppies.


Cost: £20 per family group, payable on booking.

Only one family group per session.

Available Monday - Friday all year round.

Grow Your Own Garden

"Grow Your Own Garden" is a project that I have started aimed at helping families to grow their own fruit and veg, as well as herbs and wildflower areas in any size of outdoor space.


Taking inspiration from a UK-wide project aimed at encouraging people to know where their food comes from, my project teaches you what you can plant in your space, how to do it and start growing your own fruit, veg and herbs for a healthier and more carbon-neutral way of living.


 I also show you how to create habitats to encourage pollinators and insects into your garden and how to look after it's ecology.


Book a 1-hour session with me to start your seeds journey from planting and nurturing, to taking them home and planting them in your own space.


Cost: £20 per family group, payable on booking.


Only one family group per session.

Available Monday - Friday all year round.