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

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Blog

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

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February 23, 2017

February is known as the vintner’s month. It is the time of year that the vine is pruned and the vineyard is whipped into shape. It is also the time to plan...

February 7, 2017

Today we came across a puddle. That in itself is not unusual.  But this is the sort you can’t jump in; it’s not muddy, not wet, but frozen solid.

The girl wh...

January 22, 2017

The frost-covered fields and frozen ponds, make it hard for the animals to find food and drinking water. The children have been involved in feeding the live...

December 17, 2016

The very nature of the outdoor classroom is that it is constantly transforming. As the world around us changes and adapts to seasonal needs, so do we adapt...

November 16, 2016

The latest additions to our menagerie are two female rabbits. The idea was to have some animals that the children could care for and cuddle. Up until now, w...

October 30, 2016

As the seasons change seamlessly, so does our outdoor classroom; reflecting the natural world around it.

The vineyard is now awash with colours, in shades of...

October 4, 2016

Our day can be easily divided into before picnic time and after picnic time. The picnic itself is quite an elaborate affair, anticipated by children and adu...

September 21, 2016

The summer lingers on through September and our groups of Young Vines gather and form after the long holiday.

The grape harvest that started in early August...

June 28, 2016

June has been punctuated by bird-watching as the swallows built their nest, hatched their eggs and fed their fledglings incessantly until they were ready to...

June 8, 2016

The children gathered quietly this morning. The sky was still overcast and the leaves lay on the ground at the height of summer. The vineyard that had been...

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