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 12 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?
- 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 sessions are at Vicar Water Country Park in Clipstone.
Meet Ranger Neil at the Visitor Centre. Sessions are 10am to 12pm
Tuesday 10 August - Pond dipping and mini beasts
Tuesday 17 August - Nature crafts
Tuesday 24 August - Habitat building
Booking a place
Places are available for children aged 5 to 12 years old and each session is limited to 12 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 Lynn Preece at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For an informal chat about the forest school programme please contact Lynn Preece at email@example.com