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 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, leaves and shake the trees in one of our beautiful natural environments. Find and identify minibeasts, 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
  • Thu 01, August 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
  • Thu 01, August 2024 13:00 - 15:00

    Eco Adventurers - (8 – 11 years) Butterflies and Insects - Find out about butterflies and other flying insects- search the grass and flowers for them and keep an eye out for pollinators. Be inspired by nature, play games and make some insect crafts. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Thu 01, August 2024 13:00 - 15:00

    Eco Explorers (5 - 8 years) - Butterflies - Be inspired by butterflies and moths- play games, spot butterflies and make some butterfly crafts to take home. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Mon 12, August 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
  • Mon 12, August 2024 13:00 - 15:00

    Eco Adventurers - (8 - 11 years) Bird Watching - Join us and discover the birds in our area. We will learn about how to spot them, identify and record the birds we see and learn facts about them. Discover how to help them in our own gardens. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Mon 12, August 2024 13:00 - 15:00

    Eco Explorers - (5 - 8 years) Bird Spotting - Join us and discover the birds in our area. We will learn about how to spot them, identify and record the birds we see and learn facts about them. Discover how to help them in our own gardens. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

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

    Eco Adventurers - (8 - 11 years) Pond Dipping - Discover the life in the ponds as we go pond dipping! Using buckets and nets we will catch the invertebrates that live in the pond, then identify them and learn more about them. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

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

    Eco Explorers - (5 - 8 years) Exploring Ponds - Discover the life in the ponds as we go pond dipping! Using buckets and nets we will catch the invertebrates that live in the pond, then identify them and learn more about them. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Wed 14, August 2024 13:00 - 15:00

    Eco Explorers - (5 - 8 years) - Introduction to Bushcraft - Look for animal tracks and signs, practise your camouflage, build a den and try and light a fire without matches. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Wed 14, August 2024 13:00 - 15:00

    Eco Adventurers - (8 - 11 years) - Bushcraft - Get hands on with nature and spend some time exploring the outdoors. Try making shelters, playing camouflage games, learning animal tracks and signs and cooking on a campfire. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Wed 14, August 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
  • Thu 15, August 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
  • Thu 15, August 2024 13:00 - 15:00

    Eco Explorers - (8 - 11 years old) 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
  • Thu 15, August 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
  • Fri 16, August 2024 13:00 - 15:00

    Eco Explorers - (5 - 8 years) - Summer Nature Walk - Summer is a busy time for wildlife. Join us on a Nature Walk and explore the woods and grassland to discover nature and wildlife. We will use identification guides to name what we find, learn about the creatures and plants we find and discover more about them. To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £15.00
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Fri 16, August 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
  • Thu 24, October 2024 13:00 - 15:00

    Eco Champions - (7+ years) - Orienteering - Using a map go exploring and try to navigate your way around all the markers. The whole family can get involved and get active in this fun activity that exercises mind and body and will keep you entertained! To help plan and safely staff the sessions, please book your place in advance.

    Region
    London
    Price
    £0 - £15
    Tutor
    Centre Staff
  • Thu 24, October 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

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.