Fantastic and fun alternative education provision for Home Educating families in Exeter, Exmouth, Tiverton and Okehampton, Devon.

Aimed at children over 6 years old, our Home Education Groups are a great opportunity for children to embark upon a programme of exciting forest school activities that develop practical skills, creativity, confidence and teamwork. Children are encouraged to make their own decisions and judgements and work together as part of a group in a relaxed, outdoor environment. Our experienced forest school leaders are on hand to guide children through a variety of activities and challenges but they also empower children to use their own ideas and, of course, give them the space and freedom to play.

Each of our Forest Schools has it’s own beautiful landscape and personality. Here’s what Home Ed looks like at each of our sites:

Exeter Forest School

A spontaneous and exciting group where the children are guided through their own learning desires and given as much autonomy as possible. Whether playing team games, stomping around the Organic Farm or exploring what lives in the stream, children have a dynamic learning experience. 
Spring1 family session dates: 11th, 18th, 25th January and 1st, 8th, 15th February
Spring2 family session dates: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March and 5th April
Run by Chris White, Manager of Exeter Forest School

Okehampton Forest School

Our home-ed children take part in traditional forest school activities such as fire lighting, den building, woodworking, campfire cooking. They learn about tool usage and crafts, using the natural environment. The children will have opportunities to play team games to encourage co-operation and team spirit, to explore and play in the woodland and make new friendships within their peer group. Children are encouraged to come up with ideas for activities and take it in turns to deliver as leaders in the afternoon. This is a great opportunity to develop good listening and communication skills.
See FAQs for term dates.
Run by Debbie Miller, Manager of Okehampton Forest School

Exmouth Forest School

Our sessions give children the chance to thrive as part of a group in a relaxed environment, embarking upon challenges and games, learning new skills, developing socially and emotionally along the way. We encourage child-led play, allowing them to simply be in the woods with no pressure to fulfil any agenda other than their own. We feel this is as important a part of forest school as any other aspect.
See FAQs for term dates.
Run by Nick Murphy, Manager of Exmouth Forest School

Tiverton Forest School

Our newest forest school site at the Tiverton Adventure Playground opened in April 2018. We have several options for home educated children at Tiverton on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to attend either with or without their parents/carers, including a *NEW* tween/teen group starting in September 2018. Our sessions allow children and young people the freedom to explore and socialise in the great outdoors whilst also providing exciting and challenging Forest School and Bushcraft-based learning opportunities for them to get their teeth into!
See FAQs for term dates and details.

Spring1 family session dates: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January and 5th, 12th February

Spring2 family session dates: 26th February, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March and 2nd April

Run by Annie Milverton, Manager of Tiverton Forest School

More information

Interested in finding out more about our Home Education Groups? Head over to our FAQ page.

How to book and pay

Email us on hello@swoutdoorsgroup.co.uk or fill in our contact form to check what places we have available.

Sessions cost £15 for half day provision and £30 for full day provision. We offer a 10% sibling discount as well as a 10% ‘double day’ discount for those booking onto two days, which is in addition to the sibling discount.

Family group sessions at Exeter (Friday mornings) and Tiverton (Tuesday mornings) need to be booked online in advance. Payment is made at the time of booking and places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

Take a look at our FAQs page for info on childcare voucher schemes and using your Tax Credits.

Please see our FAQs for our Payment Policy

Contact us


Join our Home Education Groups at Exeter, Exmouth, Okehampton and Tiverton Forest Schools

Contact us on hello@swoutdoorsgroup.co.uk to book a place for your child (6+), or to find out more about our Home Education provision, forest school sites and the right session for your child.
Click BOOK NOW for our family sessions at Exeter (Friday mornings) and Tiverton (Tuesday mornings) for younger home educated children.


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