Philippa Snell

Wild Arts

+44 7929 050373

Philippa is an artist and educator working with natural materials in wild spaces based in the South East of England. Philippa uses visual art, woodland crafts, performance, music, ceremony, foraging and wild cooking to create transformational experiences. She enjoys working with adults and children of all ages and abilities and is inspired by myth, rites of passage and the healing wisdom that comes from connecting with nature.

Birthdays and Bespoke Events

For a unique and refreshing experience, Philippa can host a bespoke wild day in the woods for birthdays, hen weekends, family get-togethers or corporate away days. I can run parties for up to 20 individuals in Headley Heath, Dorking or other woodland locations in the South East. Alternatively, if you have access to a suitable woodland I can come and run your event for you.

Amazing party in the woods. Campfires, hot chocolate, dens, puddles and purple beetles. What seven year old could want more? Oh and a giant spider sculpture from mud. Thank you to the amazing Philippa Snell for facilitating and creating fire from nothing!
 Frances, Mother of 7 year old Kit.
I was a mature bride to be with a hen party list which ranged from 18 to 80 years old. I was looking for something which could transcend age but be unique for all. An event which would bond 25 women from very different walks of life and at very different stages in their journeys. I was looking for something fun and relaxed but which would encourage creativity and risk taking. I was looking for someone to guide us all and take us to a place where we would be enriched. Finally, I was looking for something close and in budget. Phillippa Snell's event offered all of the above. My guests still talk about it as being one of the best hen parties ever and Phillipas great knowledge of the outdoors, wealth of creative energy, organisational and superb cooking skills  helped seal a beautiful day for us all.
Claire, Southampton

Example children's birthday plan:

10:00- 11:30 outdoor games and building a den or a rope swing

11:30 - 11:45 Snack

11:45 -12:30 forest 'bling' and tribal staff - making

12:30 - 1:30 Fire-building followed by lunch and toasting marshmallows

1:30- 2:00 Mud Sculptures!


I can also tailor days around a particular theme, such as a favourite story, or just make a plan filled with lots of your child's favourite activities. If your child likes cooking, I can also a include making a wild birthday cake over the fire!