Forest School

Down in the Woods Ltd run Term Time and Holiday Time Forest Schools at Warren Farm.

Forest School the History

Forest School was developed in Denmark for pre-school children (under seven years). It was found that the Children attending Forest Schools were arriving at school with strong social skills, the ability to work in groups effectively, and generally children had high self-esteem and confidence in their own capabilities. This ethos was introduced to the UK during the 1990’s.

The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive experiences and participation to engage in and be motivated by achievable tasks and activities in a woodland environment. This has been seen to aid in developing personal, social and emotional skills,

Self-discovery, Confidence, 
Communication skills which results in raised self-esteem. 
 Kinesthetic learners [learning by doing] are particularly suited to learning in this woodland outdoor environment. Children of all ages who visit the same local woodlands on a regular basis and through play, learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.

Full details for Term Time and Holiday Time Forest Schools can be found on the individual Forest School pages. Please read the details carefully. If you need any help please contact us via our contact form or on 07813 772664 or via email

Term Time Forest School

We run Term Time Forest School sessions for different age groups and there are 3 sessions per week. Age 3 to 5 pre-school runs on Mondays from 10am to 12pm; age 5 to 8 runs on Wed from 1pm to 3pm and age 9 to 11 runs on Wednesdays from 10 am to 12pm.

Holiday Time Forest School

Holiday Time Forest School dates are arranged during the school holidays. For the older children 5+ there are daily sessions starting at 10.00 am and finishing at 3.00 pm for the younger children 3+ they are 2 hour sessions starting at 10.00 to 12.00 or 1pm to 3pm.

Your Bush Craft Experience

Down in the Woods Ltd run a variety of Bush Craft courses from One Day Introduction to Bushcraft to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bushcraft Residential and Bushcraft Skills week. Click the find out more button to view the full course list.