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Seedling Productions

@Root 'n' Branch Acres, Solihull, UK

Providing beautiful outdoor spaces for
recreation and education

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Here at Seedling Productions we offer a variety of educational and recreational experiences both on site or at a venue of you choosing. 


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Key

Benefits

Let Seedling Productions tailor your experience!

Highly Trained Staff
Seedling Productions' staff are fully qualified, highly trained and DBS checked.
From horse riding to party planning, larp events to educational activities we have specialist staff
that are full of enthusiasm and experience. 

Bespoke Pricing
A range of our products come with bespoke quotes to suit your budget and needs.

A Unique Bio-Diverse Environment
Root 'n Branch Acres has been created as a place of awe and wonder.
Using the natural features alongside new natural art and sensory installations 
whilst working sensitively within the environment we have developed peaceful space
for adults and children alike to play and learn.


Great Transport Links for Organisers and Customers
Near the NEC Birmingham Root 'n' Branch Acres is easily accessible by Bus, Train or Car
and boasts a hard-standing car park suitable for all types of vehicle. 

Off-site and On-site Support
Seedling staff are never more than a phone call, email or msg away and are always there to
give you a great customer experience from your initial enquiry all the way through to after care.
During any activity or event at Root 'n' Branch Acres you will be supported on site by
Seedling Staff throughout your experience.
 

Meet the Seedling Team!

Read about some of our Key Members. Visit our Seedling Farm page to see
more of our animals. 

Alex Graham (Director)

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Alex is the owner of Seedling Productions and is a highly experienced Site and Events Manager and qualified teacher who runs all of our historic WOW days, animal education and oversees all our animal training .

Alex has worked and ran multiple indoor and outdoor venues across the country before opening Root 'n' Branch Acres over a decade ago. The theatrical teaching and venue management background Alex came from before moving on to own and develop this site and  makes her the ideal person to produce your dream event or tailor your educational experience. 


Alex's aim was to develop the site and company so more adults and children could experience the mindfulness and learning opportunities that comes from working in nature, working with animals and  teamwork in a place the offers inspiration and support to all. 

Mick Collins (Head Designer)

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As a designer, producer and teacher Mick has worked in the Performing Arts industry for over 35 years, producing work of his own and in collaboration with organisations ranging from The RSC to the BBC.
 
At our venue 'Root 'n' Branch Acres' Mick undertakes the design and build of our Historical Themed and LARP events along with the design and development of Seedling's Educational Curriculum.

Over the years Mick has combined his creative work with his teaching  and with his innovative and imaginative approach he has develop www.edularpuk.org. He develops curriculums, Trauma Informed training programmes and Education modalities which we use here at Seedling Productions in all our education work. Mick has also been appointed as the Education Co-ordinator for Hearts of ACE's part of the Wave Trust Charity and has also been asked to be a guest speaker at a variety of international conferences, summits and think tanks due to his knowledge of ACE's awareness and his Trauma Informed Practice and Communications knowledge. 

 

The Horses

'Blue', 'Cloudy' and 'Magic' are an important part of the SeedlingTeam and provide a variety of experiences for both adults and children.
 
From riding lessons to sensory experiences they provide a calm, trusting companion for any student.
The horses work on the ground both on-line and at liberty (no ropes) as well as under saddle and their range 0f heights and ages means we can find the perfect partnership whether it be as a best friend to learn with, a motivator for physical exercise, a  partner to undertake activities with or as listener for those who have CPTSD/PTSD/ Anxiety.

To keep their lives fun the horses also take part in challenges with Top Barn Horsemanship and dress up in costumes with riders wielding weapons and performing stunts as part of our historic displays for school, colleges and community groups..

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At Root 'n' Branch Acres we have a variety of other animals that help us with our Animal Assisted Activities and Learning. 
The sheep do a multitude of jobs from our Saxon Life Experience, to shearing demonstrations, children's petting farms
to being a much loved wedding mascot. 


The dogs provide reading and playing partners for your young students as well as helping adults with anxiety.
Yemi the German Shepherd can play fetch all day long whilst Clover the Lurcher likes noting more than a cuddle and to lie next to her new friends. The both love agility and training exercises and help us to teach effective communication for those both verbal and non-verbal.

The poultry, waterfowl, guinea pigs, and rodents also have a variety of special jobs. The have been measured by 6 year olds learning maths, been feed and cleaned out by students who are learning about routine building and resilience and have been petted and fussed over by those  need a sensory outlet, exposure or just some mindfulness time. 

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Our Animals

Testimonials

T. SHAW- PARHELION (Larp Organiser)

'As always Root 'n' Branch Acres gave us a warm welcome and made sure we had everything we needed. A lovely and beautiful site we will continue to come back as long as they will have us.'

S. BENNETT (Wedding Customer)

'I had my wedding reception here. It is an amazing venue and beautiful place. Mick and Alex worked tirelessly to make it the perfect day, they even got the weather spot on!'

K.GILL- HALLFIELD SCHOOL (Teacher)
'I am a teacher who hatches ducklings and chicks every year with my class. I have been looking for someone who will supply the eggs each year then have the hatched chicks or ducks back. Fantastic service and very knowledgeable owners, have recommended to other teachers. Highly recommended. 

T. YEOMANS (Larp Customer)
'The most impressive scratch built town I have ever seen for a larp, and for such a small game that was phenomenal. The game (Carum Larp) run by Seedling Productions is still excellent and unique. 

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