Young Vines is an outdoor education group held in a family vineyard and farm at the foothills of mount Pendeli in Greece.

Daily MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY  10:00 - 13:00

Three mornings a week, September-June, we run a group for preschoolers (age 2-4 years).

The children learn through play in a natural outdoor environment. Caring for the animals, cultivating the vegetable garden and becoming involved in seasonal tasks are woven into a daily routine rich with imaginative-play, art, puppet theatre and lots of experimentation. 

The children become immersed in the natural world around them, experiencing seasonal cycles and natural boundaries. They draw experience from these, expanding their own self-awareness and building their self-esteem as they learn to overcome challenges. (contact us for information & registration)

Weekly   

Book your own outdoor experience for a group of children and adults - Contact us for details

Monthly

Every First Sunday of the month the vineyard opens its doors with activities for the whole family.

Activities for children aged 1-10, based on seasonal nature play. (check out our calendar of events)

Educational Programs for Schools

Our team of experienced conservationists, agriculturalists and educators are available to discuss programs best suited to your class. We are able to provide a wide range of activities for children from preschool and throughout the primary years.

Children in secondary school can be lead on an educational tours by our oenologist and our agriculturalist to learn first-hand about oenology, viticulture, permaculture & gardening, bee-keeping, olive oil production, conservation and environmental awareness.

Private Events

We work with you to create a tailor made event in a natural setting

(contact us for information & registration)

Blog

Follow the children on their daily adventures & draw inspiration for your own outdoor ventures.

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June 29, 2018

Foxes, weasels, badgers and plenty of other wildlife come and go as they please from the forest surrounding the vineyards. We sometimes get the thrill of gl...

May 15, 2018

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein

Look, hear, touch, smell, taste. There is no better place for childr...

January 19, 2018

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing” ~ Sir Ranulph Fiennes

When the elements hit, we learn to name them for what they are and...

December 17, 2017

Today we are preparing for Christmas and looking out for our local wildlife.

As winter approaches, food becomes scarce for many animals, including birds, hed...

November 17, 2017

A stroll through the garden becomes quite an adventure when you are 3. Throw in a magnifying glass and some rope and the world becomes a truly exciting plac...

October 20, 2017

Like itinerant workers, schoolchildren visit us throughout the autumn to learn about the harvest and get some hands-on experience.

Grape-picking happens thro...

June 16, 2017

Teaching permaculture principles to pre-schoolers

May 15, 2017

With the coming of spring, we have had chicks and ducklings hatch and two litters of rabbits in close succession.

From March till May, the children have obse...

March 10, 2017

Collecting Calendula

The children tread cautiously along the rows of bare vines observing the myriads of wildflowers that have sprung up with the arrival of...

February 24, 2017

Today I find the children huddled in the hut by the ponds. It’s a sunny day but the wind is blowing furiously and there is kite-making to be done.

It is the...

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