"There is no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing"
What to Wear:
Children (and adults) will need to wear clothes that are suitable for the weather at any particular time of year, remember it is generally several degrees cooler in the woods.
Welly Boots - Stout Shoes or Boots in dryer months - but remember children can't resist mud!
Thick Socks - Wellies are not very warm, insoles can help.
Warm Waterproof Coat
Jumper or Fleece - Real wool is very warm - (2nd hand adults jumper shrunk to kids size!)
Long Sleeved Top - reduces frequency of stings, scratches and insect bites
Trousers - reduces frequency of stings, scratches and insect bites
Waterproof Trousers - these are expensive and not essential, but if you can pick some up 2nd hand they will help to keep children warm and dry.
Hats and Gloves - best kept to hand most of the year
Hair band - long hair tied back to keep children safe near fires
Winter - As the weather turns chilly lots of layers will be essential, children will not enjoy themselves if they are too cold. Layers can always be removed if they're too warm.
Bringing spare dry gloves will be handy in winter.
Summer - In warmer weather please ensure that children are still well covered, long sleeves and trousers will help to reduce insect bites and scratches. On extremely hot days a short sleeved t-shirt may be more appropriate, but please ensure your child has suncream on exposed skin.
Please read information on ticks from the links below so you are aware of how to reduce the risk of bites. Tick leaflet.
Further information here www.nhs.uk
You may wish to use an insect repellent, but beware there are no guaranteed methods proven to give complete protection from ticks.
Send children in old clothes that won't matter if they get snagged or mud stained.