Forest school involves learning and discovery that’s in tune with nature and the great outdoors. Participants will take part in fun outdoor activities in our local parks and woodland.
Open to children aged five to ten years of all abilities, forest school aims to promote new skills, confidence, self-esteem and team building.
The woodland environment is central to the activities which include looking at the changing seasons and the smells, textures, sounds and tastes of nature.
Our Forest School Leaders are trained in first aid and have attained a Level Three Forest Schools leader course.
What to bring
What to wear?
- old, comfortable clothing
- waterproof jacket
- long sleeved top and trousers
- waterproof trousers
- comfortable shoes or trainers
- wellington boots
- hat (either woolly or sun, depending on the weather!)
What else is needed?
- packed lunch (if the session requires it)
- hot drink (if the session requires it)
- bottle filled with drinking water
- any medication or environment protection products you require
What not to bring
- mobile phones
- valuables of any kind
- knives or personal tools
The Forest School leader will bring a mobile phone, consent forms, contact details and any medical forms, bin bags, water for washing hands and also for fire safety and a first aid kit.
Booking a place
Places are available for children 5 to 10 years old and each session is limited to 15 participants. Workshops cost £5 per child
Please call 01636 650000 to book a place by debit or credit card.
We’re now offering our Forest School workshops as a birthday party event. The workshops include games, craft tasks and cooking treats based around a theme of your choice.
If you would like more information about our forest school, please get in touch with us.
Nature-inspired activities for kids
Here’s a round-up of some great resources for curious kids to try at home. Help inspire an interest in nature and a commitment to looking after our planet.
- Autumn leaf crafts and activities from the Woodland Trust
- Wildlife watch winter activities with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
- Getting children interested in gardening
- Let’s get greening Great Britain
- Giving nature a home near you with garden activities to try from the RSPB
- Get a Friends of the Earth planet protectors pack
- 10 nature activities for kids if you’re self-isolating at home from the Woodland Trust
- Learn about sustainability and plastics with BBC Bitesize
- How to help wildlife at home with the Wildlife Trusts
- Let's ride local with British Cycling
- Build a bug hotel from the RSPB
- Earth School