Where Wellbeing & Nature Connect
We Be Kids is a registered community interest company. Our main aim is to provide free activities that help people of all ages connect with nature and boost their wellbeing. We are dedicated to removing all barriers that prevent people from accessing the wholesome benefits associated with spending time in nature.
We Be Kids follow a really simple 1,2,3,4,5 model that helps you and your family take positive strides towards boosting your wellbeing. We provide a blend of activities and ideas designed to help you engage with the 5 ways to wellbeing while also connecting with Nature, a combination that will supercharge your wellbeing. You can try the activities at your own pace while enjoying them together as a family.
Along with our free online activities, we also offer an in-person service working with a wide range of other organisations bringing the We Be Kids material to your settings. We work with schools, forest schools, outdoor centres, family services, local authorities and many others.
The We Be Kids Team
Danny has 20 years experience leading and directing Outdoor Education projects around the world, He is a Forest School Leader and Trainer, Climbing Instructor, Storyteller, Children's Author and holds a BSC in Outdoor Education .
Karen has 15 years experience of working in the public sector in Neighbourhood Management and Environmental Policy, with a proven track record in building relationships and partnerships across the public, private and voluntary sector. Karen works with the Woodland Trust focusing on the role social businesses can play at Smithills Estate in Bolton. Karen is the owner and Director of Turn up the Value Ltd. and a Director of The Social Audit Network.
Annie has worked within educational settings for over 20 years as a Teacher, Youth Worker, Community Arts Worker, Artist and is a qualified children's and adult Yoga and Mindfulness instructor.
Annie has worked within educational settings for over 20 years as a teacher, youth worker, community arts worker, artist and now as a qualified children and adults yoga and mindfulness instructor.
Lisa McBride Deurden
Lisa has over 15 years of experience working within educational settings, including 9 years as a Primary School Teacher. She is a Level 3 trained Forest School Leader and runs Forest School and Outdoor Education sessions in Greater Manchester. She also has completed training in therapeutic Forest School skills and is a qualified Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness practitioner.
Ian has a long standing career working with online projects building numerous successful online businesses. Ian is the founder of the Acts of Kindness Trust (AOK Trust) which supports projects aiming to do good all across the country.
Experienced Operations Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the events services industry. Skilled in Coaching, Event Management, Team Building, Employee Training, and Time Management. Strong program and project management professional with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) focused in Outdoor Education with Geomorphology.
We Be Kids are a part of the alternative care economy. We don't measure our success in pounds and pence but in love and kindness. Each of our activities and events is an act of kindness from our family to yours. The kindness economy relies on 'kindness transactions' and one simple act can change the world. We are really grateful that you are on this remarkable journey with us.