Our intention is to create a fun, nurturing, caring weekend for all ages. It’s an opportunity to enjoy time together in a non-judgmental, compassionate environment.
Anyone is invited to bring any ideas or activities that you would like to share. We’ll decide together what we want to do at our Saturday morning meeting, with people offering things they could do, or asking for things they’d like. We can also discuss things in advance in the weekend’s Facebook group. Someone might like to go for a walk, and ask if others would like to join. Someone might have a guitar and like to do songs round the fire. Someone might want adult space and ask if anyone would facilitate it. And so on…
Previous weekends have included play in the extensive outdoor space, clay sculpture in nature, bonfires, singing, walks, adult space for support and learning, art and all age games. It’s also fine to come without any particular things to bring, and just wanting to be part of the group.
The magical thing about weekends like this is that the energy available for taking care of things tends to be magnified by all of us being together in a group. So if you are coming in a state of just needing some care and nurturing, you may find that others can gift you the possibility of sitting back from shared tasks.
We’ll all take responsibility for the weekend as co-created space. The intention is that everyone, of every age, has equal voice in building our time away. We don’t have a leadership team. The admin team are supporting the weekend with planning and logistics, but not leading it. So if something isn’t working and we want change, we aim to speak up for ourselves with another participant or in the whole group.
Everyone is invited to bring individual supplies for breakfast and snacks. Food will be provided for lunch and dinner, and we’ll share the cooking. More below!
To support building a weekend community based on the Partnership Parenting approach with ease, first availability booking is for anyone who has done a Partnership Parenting Course. Please do contact Alice if you want to come but don’t qualify on that basis.
Up to 20 adults, plus accompanying children