Family courses and events

We curate, we cook, we talk, we teach

We invite children and adults alike to come and join us in the woods or in our cosy barn, at our range of family events.

Throughout the year, we host family friendly outdoor dining events, cookery courses and feasts combined with family yoga and natural art classes, in collaboration with a selection of local businesses.

Family cookery & art classes

NOt all classrooms have four walls

Through our family courses, we provide a platform for adults and children to learn alongside one another. We want to let children be children, learning by exploring, facing challenges and experiencing the elements of the seasons.


We wholeheartedly believe that cooking is up there as one of the most valuable skills you can teach a child – not only providing them with an important life skill, but also helping develop maths and coordination skills – and encouraging adventurous eating.

Family Pasta Course


Join us for a fun, creative and educational hands-on workshop learning how to make pasta, perfect for you and your budding young chefs! Suitable for 5+.

Family Wild Things

wild things

Join us for a day of wild cookery, a seasonal feast, bushcraft and natural crafting, as well as a spot of mindfulness beneath the trees. For ages 5-9.

fire cookery

Join us for a family day of wild cookery beneath the trees, learning how to create an outdoor feast cooked over a crackling fire. Suitable for age 9+.

Family foraging, picking ground ivy

family forage
and feast

Explore the wonderful world of wild food with your family.

Come and join us as head out into the great outdoors for a foraging walk, followed by a woodland feast over fire.

Family Dining Events

Family feasting beneath the trees

Set beneath the trees in our woodland glen, we host a number of family friendly dining events throughout the year. Children and adults alike will delight in the snap, crackle and pop of the fires and as you gather around our shared dining tables for a feast over fire. 


Enjoyed with old friends and new, our Breakfast in the Woods is one of our longest running events and really encapsulates our mission statement. We also host a number of Woodland Lunches, Family Picnics and lots more.

Breakfast in the Woods cooked over an open fire

breakfast in the woods

Join us beneath the trees for a Breakfast to remember, cooked over our fires and enjoyed in the great outdoors!

Sunday Lunch in the Woods for family

woodland sunday roast

We’re embracing the ultimate British comfort meal and putting our twist on it. Enjoy a Sunday roast beneath the trees.

Afternoon Tea at The Salt Box


Feast with your family and gather for a unique picnic together beneath the trees in our woodland glen.


Give the gift of a
salt box experience

Treat someone special to a unique Feast over Fire experience, by snapping up a Salt Box gift voucher, eligible towards any of our dining events, butchery, foraging and cookery courses.


What our guests have to say

Our customer testimonials

Our family group ranged from a 4- 75 years old and we all enjoyed the unique experience of breakfast in the woods. The setting was beautiful, the welcome was lovely and the food was totally delicious. Grandad certainly enjoyed the firelighting experience which brought out the boy scout in him. Thank you one and all for a super morning!​
We both had a great afternoon learning to find things to print with in nature, how to print with inks and start a fire. All whilst a delicious supper was prepared and then enjoyed in beautiful surroundings. A great way to spend an afternoon in the summer holidays​.
My daughter joined The Salt Box today and thoroughly enjoyed it. She loved sculpting the clay spirits on the trees and really enjoyed making her own food. As a parent, I love that a lot of it is based outdoors whatever the weather and it’s screen free!
My kids and I thoroughly enjoyed the pasta making workshop. Beckie was great at encouraging my daughter and helping us with the kneading. It was just the right level and pace with Christian explaining everything brilliantly and we loved eating the food we had cooked at the end.


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