When children are given the space to explore in nature it helps them to build confidence, independence, and self-esteem. Forest school teaches the children to manage their play boundaries, evaluate risks and look out for each other.

You don’t need four walls and desk to learn and FS encourages children to learn by doing. We give the children space to find their own passions and skills but are always on hand to help them develop.

Our Little Explorers Forest School club takes place on Tuesdays 10.00-11.30am at the Rural Life Centre in Farnham and the same time at Basingbourne Park Fleet on Fridays. At both sites we have our fire circle in a lovely clearing, a fantastic section of trees for rope balancing and den building and a nature walk for bug hunting. We also have a craft area and of course lots of space for the children to explore, create, grow and learn at their own pace.

Clubs are run in half termly blocks. Each 1.5 hour session is £12 when booked pay as you go (open three weeks in advance) or you cna book the full club for £10 a session. We have trial sessions every so often so you can come along to see what we do before booking a block.

The benefits of Forest School develop more over time so current Explorers have priority booking for the next block of sessions.

Activities

Activities will include den making, slackline walking, campfire cooking, nature crafts, bug hunts, story walks, mud kitchens, obstacle courses, trails, learning about flora and fauna, games and of course time for lots of play.

What to expect

Our Farnham & Fleet sites both have large log fire circle, open space and more enclosed woodland area. We have a mix of trees from fir to oak, resident badgers and rabbits and will soon be building out own bug hotel.

There is plenty of parking and toilets at both sites. The Rural Life Centre is closed to the public on Tuesdays.

Who is it for?

Our Pre-School clubs are for children 2- 5 years. Parents get to stay and join in the fun.

Health & Safety

Our Little Explorers club will also have a level 3 qualified Forest School leader running the session and depending on numbers an assistant.

The Forest School leader holds an outdoor first aid certificate and all staff have DBS checks.

Forest School encourages appropriate risks that can lead to muddy faces and scrapped knees. We introduce fire safety as well and learning about looking out for yourself and each other. We discuss safe stick and stone play as well and our no lick, no pick rule. We have a hand wash station set up in the trees.

Locations

Farnham 

Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Farnham

Fleet

Basingbourne Rd, Fleet GU52 6TQ

Booking

Rural Life Centre Farnham, 4th June 2019 to 16th July 2019

Little Explorers – Farnham £40 *fully booked

Forest school stay & play, held every other week in term time.

These 4 sessions will include time for your child/ren to explore, run, play and have fun. We will have a mud kitchen, water play, small world play, slack line walking, nature activities and crafts as well as stories, a fire and fire snacks.

Basingbourne Park, Fleet, 7th June 2019 to 19th July 2019

Little Explorers – Fleet £40

Fleet forest school stay & play, held every other week in term time.

These 4 fun filled sessions will introduce you to our amazing Forest School pre-school club with nature play, crafts, slack line walking, stories, nature walks, free play, fire and fire snacks. We give the children space and time to explore the woods while also introducing them to new experiences and activities.

Basingbourne Park, Fleet, 21st June 2019

Little Explorers Fleet PAYG 21st June

Pay as you go option at £12 for one booking on the 21st June .

Rural Life Centre, Farnham, 2nd July 2019

Little Explorers Farnham PAYG 2nd July

Pay as you go option at £12 for one booking on the 2nd July

Basingbourne Park, Fleet, 5th July 2019

Little Explorers Fleet PAYG 5th July

Pay as you go option at £12 for one booking on the 5th July

Rural Life Centre, Tilford, 16th July 2019

Little Explorers Farnham PAYG 16th July

Pay as you go option at £12 for one booking on the 16th July

Basingbourne Park, Fleet, 19th July 2019

Little Explorers Fleet PAYG 19th July

Pay as you go option at £12 for one booking on the 19th July

Get in touch

For more information on what we do or how your child can become a Wonderwood Explorer just give us a call on
01252 763116 or email team@wonderwoodexplorers.co.uk.

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