Forest School

Forest School involves learning and discovery that’s in tune with nature and the great outdoors. Participants will take part in fun outdoor activities in our local parks and woodland.

Open to children aged five to twelve years of all abilities, Forest School aims to promote new skills, confidence, self-esteem and team building.

The woodland and outdoor environment is central to the activities which include looking at the changing seasons and the smells, textures, sounds and tastes of nature.

Our Forest School Leaders are trained in first aid and have attained a Level Three Forest Schools leader course.

What to bring

What to wear?

  • dress for the weather!
  • old, comfortable clothing
  • waterproof jacket if needed
  • long sleeved top and trousers
  • waterproof trousers if needed
  • comfortable shoes or trainers
  • wellington boots
  • hat (either woolly or sun, depending on the weather!)

What else is needed?

  • bottle filled with drinking water
  • any medication or environment protection products you require

What not to bring

  • money
  • mobile phones
  • valuables of any kind
  • knives or personal tools

The Forest School leader will bring a mobile phone, consent forms, contact details and any medical forms, bin bags, water for washing hands and also for fire safety and a first aid kit.

Booking a place

Places are available for children 5 to 12 years old and each session is limited to 12 participants. Workshops cost £5 per child

Please call 01636 650000 to book a place by debit or credit card.

Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone
Monday 1 August 1pm to 3pm
Monday 8 August 1pm to 3pm
Monday 15 August 1pm to 3pm
Monday 22 August 1pm to 3pm

Monday 17 October 1pm to 3pm
Monday 24 October1pm to 3pm

Sconce and Devon Park, Newark
Monday 15 August 1pm to 3pm
Tuesday 16 August 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday 17 August 1pm to 3pm
Thursday 18 August 1pm to 3pm
Friday 19 August 1pm to 3pm

Six week course at Sconce and Devon Park price £30
Wednesdays 4pm to 6pm
7, 14, 21, 28 Sept, 5 and 12 Oct

Nature-inspired activities for kids

Here’s a round-up of some great resources for curious kids to try at home. Help inspire an interest in nature and a commitment to looking after our planet.