About forest school
Forest school involves learning and discovery that is in tune with nature and the great outdoors.
It is open to children age 5 to 10 years and all abilities and aims to promote new skills, confidence, self-esteem and team building whilst participants take part in fun outdoor activities in our local parks and woodland.
The woodland environment is central to the activities which include looking at the changing seasons and the smells, textures, sounds and tastes of nature.
Health and safety
Our Forest School Leaders are trained in first aid and have attained a Level 3 Forest Schools leader course.
The Forest School leader will have available 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.
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)
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
All workshops are 9.15am to 12pm
Parents or carers do not have to stay but can do if they wish. Payment includes a snack and drink.
Sconce and Devon Park, Newark
February half term
Tuesday 18 February
Tuesday 7 April
Tuesday 14 April
May half term
Tuesday 26 May
Sunday 5 July Sconcefest
Tuesday 28 July
Tuesday 4 Aug
Tuesday 11 Aug
Tuesday 18 Aug
October Half term
Tuesday 20 October
Tuesday 27 October
Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone
(meet at the bottom car park near golden hand)
Easter Friday 17 April
May half term Friday 29 May
Summer holidays Friday 7 August
Sherwood Heath, Ollerton
Easter Wednesday 8 April
Summer holidays Friday 21 August
Vicar Water Pond Dipping
These are 10am to12pm, sessions cost £2
Friday 31 July
Friday 14 August
Booking a place
Places are available for children 5 to 10 years old and each session is limited to 15 participants.
Workshops are £5 per child
Please call customer services on 01636 650000 to book a place by debit or credit card.
We are now offering our Forest School workshops as a birthday party event. The workshops will consist of games, craft tasks and cooking treats based around a theme of your choice.
If you would like more information on our forest school parties, please contact Ranger George Hemstock or Ranger Matt Smith.
For an informal chat about the forest school programme please contact:
Sconce and Devon Park Ranger
Sconce and Devon Park
Vicar Water Country Park Ranger
Vicar Water Country Park