10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Family Forest school is great for Families with an established love of the outdoors, as well as those who want their first taste of adventure in the wood.
Come along and be inspired by responding to your child’s ideas for play (as well as your own!) Forest School is an inspirational process and during the session 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
Fork, bowl and a spoon (Sometimes we will cook on the fire, so its a good idea to be prepared)
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!
Family Forest School from 10.30am – 1.30 pm
Age: 3-11 years
Booking essential: Spaces do get booked up so to avoid disappointment book early!