School visits to Lucy’s Little Forest School at Wilderness Wood

Whether its regular visits to the wood or a annual school trip we will provide you with a taster of the Forest School ethos.

Forest school uses the woods and forests as a means to build independence and self-esteem in children and adults.

Take advantage of this valuable resource to enrich and enliven the curriculum and stimulate learning. By allowing pupils to experience the wood at first hand, we hope to create a lasting and emotive connection with woodlands.

Wilderness wood

62 acres of chestnut coppice with stands of Beech, Scots Pine, Douglas, Cedar and Giant Sequoia

A cafe, a workshop, a home, a kitchen garden, a marquee, camping, forest school and outdoor adventures!

A work collective which includes Lucy’s Little Forest School, Andy Coates’ Woodland Products and Rachel’s Wilderness Cafe

The creators of Wilderness wood Anne and Chris Yarrow have a book published, Thirty year in  Wilderness Wood, We have a special offer for schools please see link special-offer-to-wilderness-wood-visitors-1

What we offer:

  • Forest School leaders
  • Covered space for up to 90 children ( a bit of a squeeze!) to have lunch and to use as a base for the day

  • Basic facilities – loo’s
  • Beautiful woodlands to explore for the day

  • £2.70 per child admission and all accompanying adults are free. Leader led sessions for £52 per hour per group per leader

How to book a school visit:

  • Wilderness Wood is open all year round for school visits please either call Wriggly at Lucy’s Little Forest School on 07469789489 or email Wriggly at to book a day and find out more.

  • You are welcome to come for a free pre-visit (advisable) to plan your day and discover all that Wilderness Wood has to offer. Please contact Wriggly if you would like to meet to discuss your trip.

  • Click below on the teachers’s pack for all activities that we provide for Nursery and Reception and Key stage 1 and 2 children.