Special Branch is an innovative and pioneering collection of woodland adventures for young people with additional needs.
Created by Goodleaf and Challenge & Adventure, we work together to provide activities including tree climbing, orienteering, campfire cooking, woodcraft, shelter building and overnight stays in the forest.
“…the sessions have really helped with my son’s confidence which has had a knock effect on the rest of his life. It’s helped him feel more confident in general and therefore more independent.” A Mum
Special Branch encourages independence but with tailored support and we enable young people to take part in activities in locations which may have previously seemed inaccessible. We liaise with parents and support staff to ensure that as many young people as possible have the opportunity to experience adventures in the woods.
“My son was very relaxed, dirty and had enjoyed a great lunch so all was well” A Mum
More information, photos and dates can be found on the Goodleaf website
With thanks to Isle of Wight Council for their support under the Short Breaks provision.