Join us at our Epping Forest centre in Essex for our fun school holiday activities for children and families.

Activities are based outdoors, and explore the natural world. The sessions are a mix of games and activities that will inspire you to find out more and discover how you can help wildlife on your doorstep. To take part you do not need any experience or any expensive kit, just an enthusiasm for being outside and discovering nature.

Eco Tots: For families with children age 18 months – 5 years. Children under 12 months are welcome if accompanying a paying sibling. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Eco Explorers: For children aged 5 years – 8 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Eco Adventurers: For children aged 8 years – 11 years.

Young Naturalist: For children aged 11 – 14 years Interested in ecology. Find out more here

Discovery Days: Events for families with children of any age. Children must be accompanied by an adult. These are free to attend for adults and children but please book your place if you intend on coming along.

Eco Champions: Events for families with children over the age of 7. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

John Muir Award: For young people age 10+. This is a 4 day course where children are unaccompanied at our non-residential day centres.

Birthday Parties: At Epping Forest we can host your birthday party. They run after school, at weekends and in school holidays (depending on availability and centre) and include a range of outdoor activities with an indoor space for your party food. Find out more.

If you are attending any of our events, please note:

To bring appropriate clothing and footwear for being outside and activities are subject to change, depending on the weather.

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Before You Attend

The week before your activity you will be sent instructions on where to meet your tutor. Please arrive promptly at the start of your time booked. Latecomers will need to contact the tutor to find their location.

  • Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for being outside.
  • Activities are subject to change, depending on the weather.

Opportunities to attend this course

  • Tue 02, April 2024 10:00 - 12:00

    Eco Tots (18 months - 5 years) -  Come and explore our beautiful environment. Aimed at 18months - 5 years, we will spend our time outside discovering the natural environment with its woodland, grassland and ponds, an inspiring and exciting place to explore. Our sessions will help your child connect with nature and develop personal skills including confidence, independence, resilience, communication, creativity. The exact activities on any day will depend on the weather and the children, but will include exploring, investigating nature, games, woodland craft, mud and water play, songs and stories. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £0.00 - £7.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Tue 02, April 2024 13:00 - 15:00

    Eco Explorers (5 years – 8 years) - Spring Nature Walk - Explore the woods and grassland as they start to spring back after Winter. Learn about the plants and animals we find as we explore the woods and grassland. We will use identification charts to learn the names of what we find and discover more about them and their habitats. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Tue 09, April 2024 10:00 - 12:00

    Eco Tots (18 months - 5 years) -  Come and explore our beautiful environment. Aimed at 18 months - 5 years, we will spend our time outside discovering the natural environment with its woodland, grassland and ponds, an inspiring and exciting place to explore. Our sessions will help your child connect with nature and develop personal skills including confidence, independence, resilience, communication, and creativity. The exact activities on any day will depend on the weather and the children, but will include exploring, investigating nature, games, woodland craft, mud and water play, songs and stories. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £0.00 - £7.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Tue 09, April 2024 13:00 - 15:00

    Eco Explorers (5 - 8 years) - Discovering Trees - Explore your area and learn about the trees living there. Use your senses to discover the trees, find leaves and seeds and learn about what makes their homes in the trees. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Tue 28, May 2024 10:00 - 12:00

    Eco Tots (18 months - 5 years) -  Come and explore our beautiful environment. Aimed at 18months - 5 years, we will spend our time outside discovering the natural environment with its woodland, grassland and ponds, an inspiring and exciting place to explore. Our sessions will help your child connect with nature and develop personal skills including confidence, independence, resilience, communication, creativity. The exact activities on any day will depend on the weather and the children, but will include exploring, investigating nature, games, woodland craft, mud and water play, songs and stories. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £0.00 - £7.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Tue 28, May 2024 13:00 - 15:00

    Eco Explorers (5-8 years) - Minibeast Hunt - Join us to look for minibeasts. Go exploring and look under rocks, and branches, search the grass and trees and discover the variety of insects and invertebrates we find. Use magnifying glasses to look closer, identify what we find and record them and discover why they are important and how to look after them. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Tue 28, May 2024 13:00 - 15:00

    Eco Adventurers (8-11 years) - Minibeast Safari - Search through logs, leave and shake the trees in one of our beautiful natural environments. Find and identify minibeast, find out how they survive and build them a new home. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff

Field Studies Council want to inspire people to be curious, caring and passionate about our environment. Our Eco Adventures are designed to do just that.