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 Farnham site at the Rural Life Museum has a 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.

 

 

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 site has a 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.

Who is it for?

Our Pre-School clubs are for children walking to 5 years. One adult stays to join in the fun.

Health & Safety

Our Stay & Play will have a level 3 trained 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 Living museum, Tilford, Farnham, GU10 2DL

“The museum produces and hosts a range of special events, from the annual Village Fete and Vintage Revival through to Weyfest. Our volunteers demonstrate craft skills, working machinery and bring to life some special characters through live interpretation on various days throughout the year.

The Old Kiln Light Railway regularly operates both steam and diesel locomotives on passenger rides during weekends and school holidays from February-October.

They are an open-air museum, set in over 10 acres of open space and woodland with an arboretum containing over 100 trees. There are places to shelter when it rains, a picnic area for lunch, and secluded benches to take a break. The Market Garden Café serves a variety of hot and cold food and there is always tea and cake to finish off a great day out!”

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Booking

Rural Life Centre, Tilford, 26th April 2022 to 24th May 2022

Forest School Stay & Play – Tuesdays

Stay and Play for children walking to age 5.

10-11.30am.

The session takes place in a wonderfully calm nature spot and will be child led with access to the mud kitchen, slack-line, nature crafts, bug hunting, outdoor games, campfire cooking and lots of exploring.

There is lots of parking and toilets including baby change.

£60 for 5 sessions, snacks included.

Trial sessions available

Rural Life Centre Farnham, 7th June 2022 to 12th July 2022

Forest School Stay & Play – Tuesday

Stay and Play for children walking to age 5.

10-11.30am.

The session takes place in a wonderfully calm nature spot and will be child led with access to the mud kitchen, slack-line, nature crafts, bug hunting, outdoor games, campfire cooking and lots of exploring.

There is lots of parking and toilets including baby change.

£72 for 6 weeks, snack included.

Trial sessions available

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
07743 896987 or email team@wonderwoodexplorers.co.uk.

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