Children and their families are invited to come and build (yes, we did say build!) their own arts centre, made from recycled wood and their own imaginations! Working together with constructive play experts Woodland Tribe CIC, children will be given hammers, saws, nails, and freedom to create an extraordinary woodland arts centre, a space designed to let their imaginations take them wherever they want to go.

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FLOW is a festival of bold and imaginative arts and culture made with, by and for children in Birmingham and Sandwell, produced and curated by The Parakeet for the Birmingham 2022 Festival. FLOW places children at the centre of the action as designers, makers and artists, for a captivating multi-artform programme of events throughout the summer of 2022 from 21st May - 20th August.

Accessibility

Please contact us to discuss any access requirements. The event location is within the forest of Warley Woods and involves navigating an informal footpath, and wooden boards on a slope. These have been used by those with pushchairs and wheelchairs in the past, but some users may find the terrain difficult.

The site will also be quite noisy, as children will be hammering and sawing pieces of wood, a limited number of ear defenders will be available.

Preferred skills

Experience working with children is desirable (whether that’s professionally as a teacher, nursery worker or child minder, or through family as a grandparent, aunt/uncle). Some DIY skills would also be beneficial but not essential.

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?

Yes

Minimum age

18+

Age focus
Pre-school children
Primary School children

Time of volunteering
Weekdays
Weekends
Daytime