- family forest school
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Family Forest school 3 – 11 years old:
This Family Forest School will be a selection of interactive Woodland activities. The sessions will be planned for children of all ages between 3-11. The activities will all be focused on outdoor, natural enjoyment. The activities will be led by Mel, a qualified Forest School Leader who works with us running forest schools. Come along and be inspired by the interaction that you and your child will have with the woodland environment. To help aid the inspirational process we may explore some of the following:
Woodland skills – tool use from sheaf knife to a hand drill
Environmental art, create using natural materials.
Story telling and music
Responding to children’s ideas for play, exploring and investigating the big outdoors.
Shelter building for shade and rain
Fire lighting, camp-fire cooking and kelly kettle use
Respect for ourselves, others and the environment
Child initiated learning responding to children’s ideas for play.
Children develop responsible independence and confidence to take considered risks and initiate their own play and learning
Flora and fauna identification
Education for sustainability
Much much more!
What should I bring?
As the activities will be taking place outside, you should wear comfortable clothing.
Long sleeved shirts and trousers are a good idea but not essential
Comfortable outdoor shoes
Waterproof jacket/ trousers
Hat – for warmth or a sun hat and sun-cream
Picnic lunch and a drink
Bring uncooked chipolata sausages/vegetarian sausages.
The sessions are for the adults as well as your child so do get involved and work together. Forest School is about individuals being just that; So if your child wants to explore or doesn’t want to join in on a group activity straight away, please feel free to go for a walk, collect sticks or just read a story. There will be lots on offer that you can do independently as well as group activities. Children are given appropriately challenging and achievable tasks that build their confidence, skills, and independence, encouraging a love of nature and all things green!
Age: 3-11 years accompanying adult free(max two adults). Tickets are for children only. Baby siblings free/welcome.
Note. Please arrive and be ready to go 10 mins before the workshop starts, the group can be anywhere in the woods and it may be hard to find them.