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 and this is then multiplied by the number of sessions in the half term (or those left if you join us late). New clients get one session free with code TTL454 and we have trial sessions every so often so you can come along to see what we do before booking a block. Keep an eye on the facebook page for trial session dates. We have a sibling discount of 10% with code GZZ146.
The benefits of Forest School develop more over time so current Explorers have priority booking for the next block of sessions.
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- 4 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.
Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Farnham
Basingbourne Rd, Fleet GU52 6TQ
Rural Life Centre Farnham, 15th January 2019 to 12th February 2019
Little Explorers – Farnham £60
These 5 sessions will see more nature play, crafts, slackline walking, nature walks, games, stories, free play and fire snacks. Trial sessions available and if you would like to join part way though we only charge for the sessions left in the term.
New clients use code TYN302 for one free session and use code MIO663 for a 10% sibling discount.
Basingbourne Park, Fleet, 18th January 2019 to 15th February 2019
Little Explorers – Fleet £60
Now booking! Wonderwoods has come to Fleet. This fun filled session will introduce you to our amazing Forest School pre-school club with nature play, crafts, slackline walking, stories, nature walks, free play, fire and fire snacks. We give the children space and time to explorer the woods while also introducing them to new experiences and activities.
New clients use code TYN302 for one free session and use code MIO663 for a 10% sibling discount if you are booking more then one sibling in the same club.