Craft Wood is a therapeutic woodland social enterprise. It was set up in 2019 to offer outdoor activities – to groups and individuals (children. young people and adults) with additional support needs.

Over the winter months we run the Woodland Pioneer day every Wednesday.

Our Mission

Craft Wood’s goal is to support people to develop new skills, to feel included and to gain on-going independence. As a woodland social enterprise we want to explore sustainability and to promote and develop the woodland as a wider community environmental and creative hub.

Over the coming year – We are looking to develop and nurture two new programs – children and young people provision (Forest College) and adult provision (The Wood Work Project).


The project is located off Inns Lane near the village of South Wingfield – in sight of the historic Wingfield Manor.

The Craft Wood Team

Thomas Erskine has 15 years of experience of working outdoors with people with additional needs – in woodland and horticultural settings. He is a qualified Forest School Leader (Level 3), and has facilitated a variety of engaging projects – including setting up a green wood work group for adults with a learning disability. Thomas has been at the forefront in helping to establish Craft Wood. He enjoys building projects.