Inspiration through nature


The Creative Nature team is made up of forest school and bush-craft practitioners, artists and educationalists. We also incorporate the skills and contributions of ecologists and therapists for specialist programmes. Big Fish Director Kate Holdom has a background in theatre, is a trained Forest School Leader and has over 15 years experience of delivering arts, education and community projects across a diverse range of social groups and settings.

Recent Creative Nature projects include

Creative Nature for children in care in South East Cornwall

“The planning was meticulous. The children arrived full of excitement for every session and I watched them grow in confidence week on week”
Specialist Support teacher to Children in Care.

Creative Nature for the Nurture Centre, Saltash

“Creative Nature has been a fantastic experience that’s really made a difference to the children we work with, and is something that they will always remember”

“It has been absolutely fantastic! All of the staff have been great to work with – motivating, interesting and awakening our wonder in nature”

“There was a sense of freedom and excitement within the group. Children who would not normally work together were helping and encouraging each other in a way I haven’t seen within the classroom. It has really helped to bring together the group.”

Nurture Group Staff

Creative Nature for Dads and their kids in partnership with Torpoint Children Centre and Cornwall Neighbourhoods for change

“a special time with my son”

“brilliant, I wish it was more often”

Creative Nature After Schools Club Fourlanesend School

“that was the best club I have ever done!”

“a great alternative to traditional clubs, being outdoors is always good for the soul”

“I was very impressed with the professional approach and organisational skills of the Big Fish team. The combination of artists and bushcraft workers enabled all the young people to experience a variety of activities from den building to bird box making, story telling to firemaking, in a safe and inspiring woodland environment. I will certainly be using them again very soon.”
Sue Richardson Cultural Commissioner for North Cornwall Extended Services.

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