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 programmes 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 Early Years and Key Stage 1

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