Forest School sessions are a great way for children to experience the outdoors in a fun and adventurous way. These are themed sessions that are essentially child-led so they will evolve naturally according to individual children’s interests and abilities.
Example activities include: den building, foraging, campfire cooking, mini-beast hunts, river-dipping, fire lighting, woodland crafts, storytelling, water channelling and purification, making bows and arrows, survival days and natural paint making.
We work with nurseries, primary and secondary schools, home educators, community groups, families, youth groups, voluntary organisations and individuals. We offer six weeks introductory as well as long term Forest School programmes.
You may also book a one-off visit that will introduce the elements of the Forest School but please bear in mind that it will not give you the full experience.
In order to make the Forest School sessions most effective, we limit the number of children we can work with at a single time. The optimum number of participants is 20 but we can take up to 30.
We require that the children come supervised. We recommend 1:4 adult to child ratio and require a minimum of 1:5 ratio.
Our sessions are either half a day (2-3 hours) or a full day (4-5 hours).
- Half a day (2-3 hours) – £150
- Full day (4-5 hours) – £190
- 6 weeks programmes (1 x 2 – hour session a week) £600
- 12 weeks and longer (1 x 2-hour session a week) £90 per session guide price.
Please note that the prices are for guidance only. They may vary depending on the type of session, location, materials used and a length of each project. We do offer discounts for longer term projects and can assist you in applying for funding.
The long-term projects (6 months plus) are most beneficial to participants and potentially most cost effective. Please get in touch to discuss it in more detail.
‘‘The children built on important skills like teamwork, communication, managing risks and showing determination. It was a great success and I’d repeat it with other groups in the future.’’
~ C. Minikin, Headteacher, Montalbo Primary School
Mia: ‘‘I liked all of it, especially the cooking on the fire!’’
Joe: ‘’I enjoyed foraging for food and the fire activities.’’
Ben: ‘‘I enjoyed carving and whittling sticks. Those were my favourite activities.’’
Year 6 Pupils, Montalbo Primary School