Harvey: We're in the secret forest. This is someone's house. It's someone creature's house. Someone's going to come in here and say 'get out of my house!'
Harvey: We're really in a wood aren't we?
Bryony: We're lost!
Reception children from Cromwell Park Primary School explore the snowy woods in Hinchingbrooke Country Park
Ellis: Did you know there is a fox living in that hole?
Katie: Birds live in there with sticks and leaves.
Evie: I've found a treasure chest.
Claudia: All of these haven't but only this tree have.
The tree with the hole in Homefield Park, a source of many stories for children from Histon Early Years Centre.
'I'll show you the magic trick; if we went out of that orange thing and we went onto the bridge, it's really magic, we just have to go a bit longer. How magic is this? If we go that way we get back to the minibus!'
Fyion and Alex from Kidzone Nursery explore the boardwalks in Lattersey Nature Reserve.
The familiar and the fantastic play right through these children’s plans. They don’t always do what they say they are going to do, but that isn’t really the point – it is a chance for them to share their sense of coming alive in the woods, and it allows us to hear what they wish for as well as what they can do already. It isn't entirely surprising when we hear Kian say: My name is Kian and I'm going to jump over the whole world. But it is fantastic. It is playful and true, impossible and completely authentic.
Ruby class from Cromwell Park Primary School in Hinchingbrooke County Park.
Kiemute: I was born on the climbing tree
Nabil: I was born in space and Mars
Hayden: I was born in the sky, on a cloud
Tyler: I was born in a cat’s cave
A morning conversation with reception children from Shirley Primary School in Bramblefields Nature Reserve.
Adam: This tree is bigger than earth.
Tania: I can climb big trees.
Yana: If the sun is bigger than earth it is really enormous.
Just through the gate on their first ever visit to the woods, reception children from The Spinney Primary School already contemplate whole worlds, relationships, and immensity.