Pippa McKinnon is a child development practitioner and founder of Mossy Green Kids, who uses horticulture and the outside world to encourage children to play, explore, and learn. She is currently working on an exciting project at Highway Hill called The Secret Garden, which will be a purpose-built, child-centred space in which to do her work; watch this space for more developments on that front.
Dave and Ewe is a mobile farm that shares our space at Highway Hill, featuring rabbits, ducks, goats, sheep, alpacas, and more. All the animals are trained to interact safely and gently with children, elderly people, and disabled people, and Dave uses them to educate the people he works with about animals and to encourage them to think about kindness and care for other creatures. Most of his animals are friendly and inquisitive and you may come across some of them during your visit to Highway Hill!
Aim on the Plain Activities Ltd offers outdoor and woodland activities for children and adults, particularly archery, bushcraft, and survival skills. Owner Kevin Whitehorn has already held several successful holiday camps and children’s birthday parties in Potters Wood and has lots more dates booked in. Bringing a practical, fun, and sensible approach to team building and risk-taking in the woodland, Kev is a great addition to our growing Highway Hill community!
Helix Yoga, founded by yoga and mindfulness extraordinaire Catherine Forrester, has held several short and long yoga retreats at Highway Hill. She has a gentle and down-to-earth approach to yoga and meditation and works hard to ensure that her teaching is comfortable and accessible for everyone regardless of experience, ability, age, or body type. When she isn’t bringing her own style of mental and emotional wellbeing to Highway Hill at her seasonal day retreats, she teaches regular classes in Bristol.