Forest School encourages children’s emotional and physical development through outdoor play and exploration.  Spending regular time in nature is a wonderful chance for children to connect with nature and enhance their wellbeing.  Sessions suit a range of learning styles and engage children in various ways and are a safe, non-judgemental environment to try new things and take risks. 

Sessions are led by experienced and trained Level 3 Forest School leaders. Our programme is usually formed of six two-hour sessions, undertaken across a half term, on a regular day or over a longer period. The content of the programme will be child led, and will vary according to the group’s age, interests and needs. 

We also offer Forest Schools for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Example Timetable

Example Session

Forest School encompasses a range of outdoor activities over regular sessions which may include:

  • Nature discovery
  • Sensory games
  • Bushcraft including tool use, fire lighting, shelters (*)
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Team building
  • Physical play
  • Natural exploration
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Imaginative activities
  • Child-led activities
  • Risk-taking

*Not available at every centre

How this course fulfills the specification

Forest School is outdoor nature based learning which focuses on the holistic development of the child and is a child-centered inspirational learning process. It is a long-term program taking place over a series of visits over a period of time.

Added value of this course

The programme helps to build self-esteem, communication skills, independence, emotional intelligence, resilience and self-confidence.

Why Choose Field Studies Council?

  • Expert tuition by fully trained staff

  • Stunning locations across the UK

  • Outstanding curriculum knowledge

  • Rigorous health and safety procedures

  • Support before and after your visit

  • Free places for visiting staff