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, Tilford, 5th March 2019 to 2nd April 2019

Little Explorers Farnham £50

These 5 sessions will see more nature play, crafts, slackline walking, nature walks, stories, free play and fire snacks. Trial sessions available.

Rural Life Centre, Tilford, 5th March 2019

Little Explorers Farnham Pay as you go

This is a pay as you go option at £12 per session (rather than £10 if you book the full block). These will be open three weeks in advance. Trials can only be booked via the full block booking option above.

Basingbourne Park, Fleet, 8th March 2019 to 5th April 2019

Little Explorers £50

These 5 sessions will see more nature play, crafts, slackline walking, nature walks, stories, free play and fire snacks. Trial sessions available.

Basingbourne Park Fleet, 8th March 2019

Little Explorers Fleet Pay as you go

This is a pay as you go option at £12 per session (rather than £10 if you book the full block). These will be open three weeks in advance. Trials can only be booked via the full block booking option above.

Rural Life Centre, Tilford, 12th March 2019

Little Explorers Farnham Pay as you go

This is a pay as you go option at £12 per session (rather than £10 if you book the full block). These will be open three weeks in advance. Trials can only be booked via the full block booking option above.

Basingbourne Park, Fleet, 15th March 2019

Little Explorers Fleet Pay as you go

This is a pay as you go option at £12 per session (rather than £10 if you book the full block). These will be open three weeks in advance. Trials can only be booked via the full block booking option above.

Rural Life Centre, Tilford, 19th March 2019

Little Explorers Farnham Pay as you go

This is a pay as you go option at £12 per session (rather than £10 if you book the full block). These will be open three weeks in advance. Trials can only be booked via the full block booking option above.

Basingbourne Park, Fleet, 22nd March 2019

Little Explorers Fleet Pay as you go

This is a pay as you go option at £12 per session (rather than £10 if you book the full block). These will be open three weeks in advance. Trials can only be booked via the full block booking option above.

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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