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:
Brightwood TrainingBrightwood Training Contact: Vicki Stewart
Brightwood Training delivers Forest School for families, after school clubs, Certificate in Outdoor Learning Courses, INSET and outdoor learning consultancy, team building, course design and learning workshops.
Brook Community Primary SchoolBrook Community Primary School Contact: John Rumbold
Brook Community Primary School employs a qualified Forest School Practitioner and offers regular Forest School activities both on and off site. We have a dedicated Forest School area at the top of our school playing field, and also have access to local woods.
BSS Forest SchoolBSS Forest School Contact: Mark Sackville-Ford
We are a team of 4 Forest School Leaders supporting the growth of Forest School in and around Stockport. We work with a variety of partners, working with young people of all ages. Whilst we work from an Inclusion service base, we work with a complete range of clients and can adapt to suit needs.
We are passionate about delivering a quality Forest School experience, which is underpinned by a really clear ethos…it’s not what we do, it’s the way that we do it!
Please do get in touch – we love hearing from our Forest School friends
Buearu of AgricultureBuearu of AgricultureForestry development Contact: Lire Abiyo
Thank you so much for your information request. As much as possible, i have tried to feed the information regarding the format.
Moreover, I am interested one to join the forestry course in your school. I have not fresh, I have experiences with the same field, and Bachelor of science (BSc) in Forestry. So, I need to upgrade my educational status in the same stream. please, afford or inform me about your school full information.
I am looking for your prompt response.
with kind regards!
Burlington School Forest School ProjectBurlington School Forest School Project Contact: Vicky Atkinson
We started taking our Foundation and Key Stage 1 children to Bank Wood, Kirkby in Furness in the Autumn Term. We visit once a fortnight.
The children are familiar and confident with the woodland environment and construct their own learning for the majority of the time.
The atmosphere in the woods is magical with a very industrious scene of den building, stream play, mud slides, crafts, woodland self service cafe (hot chocolates and biscuits are popular). For adults its a wonderful experience to observe the children at play and to see how imaginative and creative children are when surrounded by such rich and diverse resources.
Strong links have been made back in school with children being highly motivated to write letters, lists, recounts etc. This pilot project for the school will now be a long term, sustainable provision.
We have also begun to provide Forest School provision for Key Stage 2 and will be leading a project in September sharing our good practice with other local schools.
Bushbabies Woodland AdventuresBushbabies Woodland AdventuresForest School Contact: Adam Dove
Bushbabies Woodland Adventures is a forest school with a difference. We offer session for 2-11 year olds for families, schools, nursery schools, fetes, weddings and birthday parties.
We are fully mobile and can run forest school adventures anywhere, including back gardens, weddings, tarmac playgrounds and of course woodlands and parks all year round. Using tepee’s and wood burning stoves we can be warm and toast marshmallows no matter how cold and wet it is.
From young adventures for 2-6yrs with blasting elf rockets, magic wand making, super volcano erupting, treasure hunting to older sessions that include bow and arrow making, survival skills and tracking.
We also offer training for organisations who are looking for inspirational approaches to teaching in the outdoors.
Contact Adam for more information.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Buttercups Early Years CentreButtercups Early Years CentreAdmin Contact: Alan Downes
Buttercups Early Years Centre is a Forest School, owned and managed by Nature’s Pre-Schools Ltd., a privately-owned, not-for-profit company dedicated to providing exceptional early years care. Our Lead and Deputy Lead Practitioners are both fully-qualified Forest School Leaders and we use that expertise to make every day at pre-school a new adventure and a new challenge.
We aim to provide a stimulating and natural environment in which all children learn, develop and thrive through an imaginative and adventurous curriculum, supported by qualified and dedicated adults. We achieve this by exploring the beautiful natural environment around our setting each morning with the children, ensuring that they have plenty of fresh air, exercise and adventures. Research has shown that children who spend a lot of time outdoors grow in confidence and self esteem, developing independence and resourcefulness, have better social skills, more sophisticated written and spoken language skills, attention and focus skills, an increased awareness and respect for their environment, and as a bonus they also sleep very well – which brings its own rewards.
Callington Forest SchoolCallington Forest School Contact: alison lewis
I run a small Forest School in Cornwall, with an emphasis on empowering children to learn what interests them. We have fun sessions where the children learn forest skills and crafts. I also visit schools and community groups to bring the forest into the class room. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.
Cambridge Forest SchoolsCambridge Forest Schools Contact: Toni Rogers
Cambridge Forest Schools offer a bespoke Forest School service to educational settings in Cambridge and the surrounding area.
I work in partnership with schools to create a Forest School area on their site so that Forest School can become an integral part of their children’s school life.
I then design and deliver a programme of Forest School tailored to the needs of the children and which supports the curriculum.
Celtic Games ExperienceCeltic Games Experience Contact: Clare Holt
Spend a day living as a Celt with the Archers, Warriors, Storytellers, Woodsmen Enjoy a special day out this summer at the Celtic Games. Take part in traditional games from Shot Put, to Caber Toss in the arena, shoot Longbow in the Hunting Zone, make something in the special Bushcraft Camp and explore the active Woodland Trail. Then relax and enjoy the Warrior Demonstration, The Owl Display and The Storywalk.
Opening Ceremony 27th July, running till the Closing Ceremony on the 12th August.
Book online at http://www.celticharmony.org/pages/days_celtic_games.php
Tickets must be pre-booked online.
Central Somerset Outdoor Learning PartnershipCentral Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership Contact: Deb Millar/ Hannah Aitken
We are a community run group aiming to increase access to woodland play & learning on a mobile basis in Central Somerset.
We have a team of well qualified Forest School leaders and specialist instructors. We run a variety of sessions subsidized by grants all year around. Our holiday play schemes are very popular. We have a regular pre-school group where younger children can attend with a parent or carer. We also offer work experience and woodland volunteering opportunities for adults and older students. We are members of BTCV.
We have regular enrichment workshops for our practitioners but other Forest School leaders are always welcome to come too. In 2008 we ran a bushcraft course, an informal skills share, a story telling workshop, a cob oven course, natural dyes workshop and some training for teachers -‘Taking Creative Writing Outside’ and how to run your own Viking Day.
We have two small private woodland venues which can be used for courses.
Further information: http://www.wilderwoods.org
Chetwynd Forest SchoolChetwynd Forest School Contact: Sarah Branton/Helen Howes
Chetwynd Forest School.Held at Chetwynd Deer Park near Newport.
Weekly Forest School sessions on a Tuesday morning 9/12 during term time. Visitors welcome by arrangement in advance of session only. Volunteers welcome subject to satisfactory CRB check.
Children in group aged 7-11 years,mixed ability.Chilren chosen as those who would currently gain most from long term Forest School experience. Sessions run for 10 weeks with a parents meeting proir to the start of each term.
Chevin Forest SchoolChevin Forest School Contact: Amanda Newham
We play on the Chevin in |Otley, and Gallows Hill nature reserve doing fires having fun playing games, making things and using or imaginations and senses in the woods.
I also play in Moortown woods and Gledow valley woods in Leeds too
Chiltern Forest SchoolChiltern Forest School Contact: Kim Mabey
Chiltern Forest School
We run weekly Forest School sessions for local school children and Toddler Groups during term-time. We also run Funky Forest Parties for children aged 41/2 years – 11 years and Holiday Clubs during school holidays.
Please see our wed-site for more inofrmation
Circle of Life RediscoveryCircle of Life RediscoveryForest School Contact: Marina Robb
Circle of Life Rediscovery is a Community Interest Company. Since 2004 we have been working to reconnect people from all backgrounds and ages to the natural world.
We aim to do this by our Forest School Level 3 training, Outdoor Learning Days, Forest School for schools, camps and family woodland days. We also provide in-house training for organisations.
Forest School Level 3 Programme Training.
Approved by the Forest School Association and awarded by the Open College Network West Midlands, this Level 3 Certificate provides the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare learners for employment as a Forest School Leader.
The training will combine key principles of Forest School with best practice from Environment and Nature Education, child development, the world of play (wild, free and therapeutic play) delivered by our professional team who have many years experience. Our main facilitator is Marina Robb, Director and Author of ‘Learning with Nature’.
Download our FAQ’s about this training.
The course will include:
An OCN accreditation training carries a total of 18 credits at Level 3 and consists of 5 units:
- Learning and Development of a Forest School Programme (6 credits)
- Planning a Forest School Programme (3 credits)
- Practical Skills for a Forest School Programme (3 credits)
- Delivery of a Forest School Programme (3 credits)
- Forest School Programme and the Woodland Environment (3 credits)
Please see our website or contact us for full details. [email protected]
01273 814226 / 07966 514469
CLERVAUX NURSERY SCHOOLCLERVAUX NURSERY SCHOOLNURSERY SCHOOL Contact: MICHELLE DIXON
WE ARE A LOCAL AUTHORITY MAINTAINED NURSERY SCHOOL, WITH A FOREST SCHOOL AREA ON SITE. WE EMPLOY TWO FOREST SCHOOL LEADERS, AND OUR CHILDREN ACCESS FOREST SCHOOL FOR ONE SESSION EACH WEEK. WE ARE KEEN TO SHOW VISITORS AROUND AND SHARE OUR OUTSTANDING PRACTICE WITH THEM, FOLLOWED BY A HOT CHOCOLATE FROM THE CAMPFIRE! WE HAVE EXTREMELY SUPPORTIVE FAMILIES, WHO REGULARLY VISIT FOREST SCHOOL, SHARING SKILLS AND IDEAS, AND WORKING ALONGSIDE THE CHILDREN.