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.

We have two stay and play sessions for children walking to age 5 this summer on the 7th and 14th August.

*NEW DATE ADDED 10-12 and 1-3pm on the 21st August.

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.

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 Centre, Tilford, Farnham

Fleet

Basingbourne Rd, Fleet GU52 6TQ

Booking

Rural Life Centre, Tilford, 21st August 2020

Forest School Play 10-12noon

Stay and Play for children walking to age 5 with one adult per child. We are taking a maximum of 6 children per session to maintain social distancing. The session will be child lead with access to the mud kitchen, slack-line, nature crafts, bug hunting, outdoor games, campfire cooking and lots of exploring.

Rural Life Centre Farnham, 21st August 2020

Forest School Play 1-3pm

Stay and Play for children walking to age 5 with one adult per child. We are taking a maximum of 6 children per session to maintain social distancing. The session will be child lead with access to the mud kitchen, slack-line, nature crafts, bug hunting, outdoor games, campfire cooking and lots of exploring.

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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