This section enables you to search our database to find your local forest school:
This directory is for connecting Forest Schools Practitioners with those looking to either develop Forest Schools provision in their setting/group, or wish for their children to attend a programme.
If you are an Archimedes/Forest Schools Education qualified Level 3 Practitioner and wish to be included in this list then please submit your information.
Please select a county from the drop down list:
Whole class teaching!Whole class teaching! Contact: margaret watson
Running Forest School to a Primary school – Countess Wear Community School in Exeter. I cover each teacher during their PPA time and so can meet the children throughout ks 2 every week and build on their skills. I split them into 3 or 4 groups. One group always does some kind of cooking – when weather is right they light the fire, prepare the food, cook and server it up to the class, finally tidying up and washing up! The 2nd group always does ‘Gardening’ or some kind – either weeding, planting, making new beds or picking the crops.
The 3rd / 4th group always follows some kind of curriculum area (years 5 and 6 technology key skills, years 3 and 4 science key skills – this links beautifully with forest management and making things in the forest. Each week the class rotates to a new activity. This is the way I have developed forest school here, but would love to hear how other school organise their time. As you can see my job is far from boring and I love it!
Wiggly Wild ShowWiggly Wild ShowForest School Leader Contact: Cairis Hickey
A forest school leader that can lead a series of Forest School sessions in your own school grounds. Any materials provided (including hot chocolate!).
The Wiggly Wild Show is available in SE London (Lewisham Greenwich Bexley Bromley Southwark) for any birthday parties, school workshops, primary school visits, secondary school workshops, lectures, talks, camera clubs, adverts, nurseries and pre-school visits. Whole classes in a workshop for a more valuable worthwhile educational experience, very hands on and practical workshops, and whole school assemblies where 5-7 pupils get to hold the animals but all the school is involved. If you need any lessons on minibeasts, bugs, creepy crawlies, reptiles, snakes, lizards, insects or invertebrates, please visit the website http://www.wigglywildshow.co.uk
Wild in the WoodsWild in the Woods Contact: Amy Wright
Wild in the Woods is a Forest Schools project, run by BTCV at Skelton Grange Environment Centre in South Leeds. We work with Keystage 2 children during term time and youth groups during the holidays.
6 and 12 week programmes can be tailor made to the group’s needs and includes a huge variety of exploration, creative and bushcraft activites, delivered by trained and experienced Forest School leaders. The Wild in the Woods project gives children from Leeds a positive experience in a woodland; developing new skills and improving self-esteem and emotional well-being.
For more information about the Wild in the Woods Project and Skelton Grange Environment Centre, visit:
Wild InspiredWild Inspired Contact: Neil Myers
Wild Inspired offers freelance Forest School and Bushcraft sessions from Early Years to Adults. Working with Schools, Youth Groups and Private groups in a number of Woodland sites in the Swindon Area. Wild Inspired also travels to you, even without a woodland the materials and tools are brought to you for a fun and educational session.
Qualified as a Bushcraft Practitioner and Forest School Leader Wild Inspired is also available for freelance work with other Outdoor Education Centers.
Please visit http://www.wildinspired.co.uk
Wild OutsideWild Outside Contact: Heather Welsh
Wild Outside specialise in leading outdoor experiences which allow you get outside and have loads of fun in the beautiful Scottish countryside.
Wild Things Ecological Education CollectiveWild Things Ecological Education Collective
Wild Things Ecological Education Collective provides high quality, tailored, learning experiences in the natural environment for 5 to 18 year olds.
Established as a social co-operative in Nottinghamshire since 1997, we work each year with around 1,000 children and young people from groups such as schools, play schemes, youth groups and life skills groups.
We aim; to help children and young people build a relationship with the natural world and an awareness of the diversity of other species, to illustrate basic ecological processes, and to encourage hands on participation in activities which will improve our local and wider environment.
We believe that social issues are at the heart of the challenge of caring for our environment, We provide activities which are designed to develop confidence, self esteem, communication, co-operation, and organisational skills to help enable children and young people rise to this challenge.
We provide a range of structured participatory learning adventures and activities, that range from short sessions to two day adventure programmes and ongoing courses.
We realise that the children and young people that could benefit most from these experiences are often the ones, that for a variety of reasons, are least able to access them. We aim to make our activities as accessible as possible by targeted funding, by working in partnership with other organisations, and where appropriate offering a sliding scale of charges.
Wild Things Ecological Education CollectiveWild Things Ecological Education Collective Contact: Kath Andrew
Wild Things Ecological Education Collective provides high quality, tailored, learning experiences in the natural environment for 5 to 21 year olds. Established as a not for profit social co-operative in Nottinghamshire in 1997, we work each year with around 1000 young people from groups such as; schools, play schemes, youth groups, youth inclusion and crime prevention projects, young people who have been excluded from school, young careers and lifeskills groups.
Wild Things Forest SchoolWild Things Forest School Contact: Vicky Haines
‘Wild things forest school’ operates from Eggesford Forest, North Devon. We work with families, schools, groups and offer parties. We presently run Forest School for ‘Action for Children’, aimed toward parents / carers with a child up to the age of 5 years, their older siblings are welcome.
Wildflowers KindergartenWildflowers Kindergarten Contact: Helena Nilsson
The Wildflowers children aged 2 to 6 spend each morning in nearby woodlands. Older children stay in the afternoon for a rest, lunch and activities.
Wimbish Primary SchoolWimbish Primary School Contact: Kathy Dixon
We are delighted to offer Forest Schools in our ‘Wimbish Woodland’.
Mrs Dixon is a Level 3 Forest Leader, and she plans, prepares and runs the sessions.
We fully embrace the ethos of Forest Schools, which gives regular outdoor learning opportunities to children throughout the year in all weather conditions. Red Class usually spend one morning a week in the woodland, where they do a range of activities including climbing, digging, using tools, exploring, investigating and playing. The benefits are plenty, such as increasing self-esteem, confidence, motivation , concentration, language, communication and social skills, physical motor skills as well as learning about our wonderful environment and how to respect it.
Winchcombe Farm Day NurseryWinchcombe Farm Day Nursery Contact: Jess Reeve-Taylor
We are an 80 place day nursery catering for 0-5yr olds.
We have a Forest School area with treehouse classroom for general use.
Our Forest School leader ensures that all children aged 2-5yrs have at least one structured session during their week however all nursery children have access to play in the area/at the tree house.
We would love to have primary schools use our Forest School and Treehouse on Mondays as our children do not require it on this day.
Wivenhoe MontessoriWivenhoe MontessoriForrest School Groups Contact: Joahnne Cousins
Our Montessori Nursery is set on the edge of a fantastic woodland. We have a large garden that lends itself well to our toddler group and with only a couple of minutes walks we are right in the heart of the woods. Our group is led by a Level 3 Forest School Leader with support from staff specifically trained to ensure your child achieves the confidence to explore and learn about nature.
Woodland Beasties LtdWoodland Beasties LtdIn the woods Contact: Valerie Burns Sarah Farrell
Welcome to Woodland Beasties!
We are a forest school education company and a member of Forest School Association (FSA), who believe in getting everyone outside to enjoy learning, playing and exploring in the great outdoors.
Here is what we do;
Weekly playgroups at two locations – The Heart of the Country, Swinfen, Lichfield every Tuesday and Friday mornings. Denstone College Preparatory School, Uttoxeter every Thursday morning.
Schools and nurseries – either you come to us or we go to your setting
Birthday parties – for all ages
Twilight Beasties Grown Ups evening
Bespoke sessions for groups
Our sessions run rain or shine and all year round including school holidays, apart from Christmas
Have a look at our website/facebook for more details
We’d love to see you in the woods soon!
Woodland ExplorersWoodland Explorers Contact: Jeanette Carter
Woodland Explorers offers a learning and play environment that lends itself heavily to forest school principles. We provide an environment where children participate in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks, in all weathers (except high winds).
Through play, outdoor experiences encourage and inspire children of all ages, presenting opportunities to learn about the natural environment, to use their own initiative to solve problems, take risks and co-operate with others.
Children at Woodland Explorers have fun while learning boundaries of physical and social behaviour, use full-sized tools, and grow in confidence, self-esteem and self-motivation.
We offer Forest School sessions, birthday parties, wild camping, nature awareness and bushcraft days.
Woodland Grange Forest SchoolWoodland Grange Forest School Contact: Ruth Smith – Lead Forest School Practitioner
Woodland Grange is a large Primary School serving the area of Oadby in Leicestershire. Forest School has been running very successfully within our Foundation Stage for nearly 2 years and we are soon to have have our first KS 2 teacher trained as a level 3 practitioner. It is our mission to fully embrace the principles and practice of a Forest School such that Woodland Grange can wholly be considered as a Forest School. Woodland Grange Forest School!
Woodland PlayWoodland Play Contact: Vicki Stewart
Woodland Play Forest School for pre-schoolers and their parents / carers.
Every friday 9.30 – 11.30am all year round starting 14th September.
Highworth Community Centre, The Dormers, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire SN6 7PQ
booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org or find our ‘Woodland Play’ facebook page!
Wild woodland learning + campfires + games + craft + nature + mud + tall tales!