You don’t have to be outside to have fun!


BackWoods online is a place for activities that you can do from the comfort of your home! Featuring family friendly crafts, cooking tutorials, horticultural tips and much, much more.


We’ll be adding videos and supporting materials over the next few weeks so keep an eye on our social media pages for the latest updates!

In our first video tutorial, Lydia teaches a Paper Marbling technique using materials that you probably already have at home! This is a great activity for families – a bit messy, easy to do over and over again, and quick results make for a fun afternoon!

In this quick and easy tutorial, Billy will run you through the steps to infuse your own gin! Billy will be using rhubarb in his version, but will let you know what other fruits work well, as well as the best way to serve your gin. Cheers!

Lydia takes you through how to brighten up your home with your very own terrarium – and the best thing is you can easily get everything you need online or at your local supermarket!

Example plants for open terrariums include;
Aloe, Cacti, Echeveria, Jade plant, Air plants, Sedums, Mosses, and Hens and chicks (eg sempervivum, jovibarba, aeonium)

For closed terrariums try; Ferns (eg maidenhair, asplenium, lemon button), Liriope, Orchid, Fittonia nerve plant, Pilea, Baby tears plant, Mosses, Spider plant

Want more advice? Drop us an email at [email protected] and we’d be happy to help!

Billy shows you how to make the most of perennials – making your garden super colourful all year round, easy to maintain and sustainable!

In this video tutorial, Ed show you how to make a delicious Wild Garlic Pesto, using Wild Garlic that you can either forage or buy from specialist greengrocers. This makes for a delicious sauce that is perfect for dipping or as a classic pasta combo!

Make your own Elderflower Cordial using fresh elderflowers that you can pick whilst out on a sunny walk in the countryside. Perfect with soda water for a long, cold summers drinks – or you can add to cloudy apple juice, fizzy water and gin to make a delicious cocktail!

Sourdough Starter coming soon…