The Forest School at Escot

Just a stone's throw from Exeter, this beautiful mixed woodland site is the perfect setting for Forest School fun for all ages!

The Forest School at Escot was created by a passionate team of trained Forest School Leaders who set up our sister Forest School sites across Devon.

From March 2022, we are very pleased to be opening our latest site, The Forest School at Escot. Located 20 minutes away from Exeter, within a beautiful plot of mixed woodland that boasts areas carpeted with bluebells throughout Spring, our experienced team will be offering Toddler ClubsHome Ed sessionsHoliday Clubs and Birthday Parties.

We are based on the edge of the Escot Estate in a patch of beautiful woodland, comprised of mature native trees and fauna galore!

Our Escot site offers the ideal setting for our Forest School activities

After many months of searching for a suitable plot of woodland to continue the legacy of our original flagship site, we were fortunate enough to become acquainted with the owner of The Escot Estate. Their ethos, drive and passion for education, responsible land-stewardship and conservation of their park and woodland struck a chord with us, and after a tour of the Estate, we were left without a doubt that we had found a fantastic setting to carry on where Exeter Forest School left off. 

We are super excited to bring our existing attendees to The Forest School at Escot and welcome many more as our Forest School provision grows!

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Birthday parties

A different approach to parties with our amazing woodland birthdays at The Forest School at Escot!

Toddler & Rising 5’s Clubs

We offer two different groups providing outdoor fun and activities for toddlers and parents at all our Forest Schools. Every session is different and might include games, crafts, free play and stories!

Holiday Clubs

Outdoor woodland based childcare for school age children during the school holidays at our Forest School sites around Devon.

Home Education Groups

Fantastic and fun alternative education provision for Home Educating families all around Devon.

Transitional Learning Programme

Our TLP provision supports learners who need some time out of their main educational setting through 1:1 or small group sessions in our woodlands around Devon. We specialise in working with neurodiverse children and young people with trauma or other social, emotional and mental health needs.

Education For Schools

We believe that all schools should embrace the outdoors. That’s why we provide bespoke training opportunities for students and teaching staff.

Into The Wild Day Camp Escot

This summer, for two weeks only, we are offering a twist on our already awesome holiday club programme at TOG; 4 days of bushcraft/survival and Forest School inspired fun!

Meet the Escot Team

Debbie Miller

Debbie Miller

Site Lead for The Forest School at Okehampton & Escot

Over the years, Debbie’s been a Brownie Guide Leader, a play leader at local toddler groups and a governor of the local primary. She worked as a childminder for more than 22 years in Okehampton. Debbie currently manages both our Okehampton and Exeter Forest School provision.
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Chris Moore

Chris Moore

Forest School Leader

Previously a science instructor for after-school clubs, Chris fell in love with Forest School immediately upon starting his level 2 training with us in 2017. He has been with the company on first a voluntary, then a freelance basis since 2018. Now working as assistant manager for the Exeter site, Chris loves games of imagination, handicraft projects, and terrible jokes.
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How To Find Us

The Forest School at Escot

Escot Estate
Honiton
Devon

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Directions

Whilst we are on the Escot Estate, we are not located near Wildwood Escot or Escot House. Please ignore the signs on the road for Escot and follow our directions below (or use our what3words above) to find us.

Escot is just off the A30, between Exeter and Honiton.

Coming from Exeter, leave at Patteson’s Cross junction for Feniton and follow Green Lane. At the pink house, turn left and follow the small road until you seen our signage.

Approaching from Honiton, leave the A30 at the Iron Bridge and follow the signs for Feniton until you join Green Lane. At the pink house, turn left and follow the small road until you seen our signage.

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