These sessions are designed for parents and carers to bring children under the age of 6. They’re led by Chris but parents and carers are actively encouraged to suggest activities and join in wherever possible. Each week we have a pre-planned activity, from using tools to make amazing woodland creations, to getting involved cooking some tasty campfire treats. We also encourage the children to spend time investigating the woods, making new friends and enjoying the opportunity to play and explore, unhindered by adults.
These popular sessions need to be booked in advance using our online booking system, payment is made at the time of booking and places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
Spring 2: 23rd February and 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd March
Summer 1: 20th, 27th April and 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May
Summer 2: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June and 6th, 13th, 20th July
Take a look on the right of this webpage for more info on our sessions for children aged 6 and over, unaccompanied by adults.
These sessions have evolved into one of our favourites at Exmouth! They’re for children over 6 years old, and can be booked as a half day or full day. Our experienced leaders are on hand to help encourage the children to have fun in a relaxed environment, learning through their own exploration and intrigue, embarking upon forest school activities in a child-led fashion. It gives them the opportunity to thrive as part of a group, embarking upon challenges and games, learning new skills, developing socially and emotionally along the way. We also 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.
Aimed at children aged 8 and above. They will have all the same opportunities as our Monday group, only with more of a focus on project based learning. As a trial, with the intention to eventually run across term time throughout the year, these sessions will allow children to continue to learn and engage in activities at their own pace. We’ll be collaborating with the group to develop some ongoing projects and learning journeys that will become a part of each week. As experienced Forest School Leaders, we’ll have suggestions and options for the group to get stuck into, however we want to encourage the group to work together to create their own ideas and agendas to focus upon.
Okehampton Forest School offers sessions for home educated children aged 6 and over. The sessions will have pre-planned activities which will include traditional forest school activities from fire lighting, den building, woodwork, campfire cooking; to tool usage and crafts using the natural environment, together with a range of other activities. 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. To develop good listening and communication skills, children will be encouraged to come up with ideas for activities which they will take turns to deliver as leaders in the afternoon.
**NEW FOR 2018**
We are excited to be offering home education provision at Tiverton Forest School on Tuesdays starting after Easter.
Watch this space for more information.
We’re delighted to offer provision for home educated children at our Exeter, Exmouth, Tiverton and Okehampton Forest Schools. These run on different days dependent on location. Please see below for details.
Mondays @ Exmouth (full or half days)
Tuesdays @ Exmouth (full days)
Tuesdays @ Tiverton (full or half days)
Wednesdays @ Okehampton (full or half days)
Thursdays @ Exeter (full days)
Fridays @ Exeter (full or half days)
Mornings : 9am – 12midday
Afternoons : 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Full day : 9am – 3.30pm
Please note that we work to the Devon County Council Term dates.
Term starts: Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Half term: Monday 12th – Friday 16th February 2018
Terms ends: Thursday 29th March 2018
Term starts: Monday 16th April 2018
Half term: Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June 2018
Term ends: Thursday 26th July 2018
Aimed at children over 6 years old, our Home Ed 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 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.
Please get in touch by email or using the ‘contact us’ button below to check what places we have available and what session/s would suit your child best. Once a child’s place has been confirmed by email, parents will be invoiced on a monthly basis and a registration form will be sorted at the first session.
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, this is in addition to the sibling discount. Additionally, we are set up to receive payment via a number of childcare voucher schemes as well as the new government scheme – Tax Free Childcare. https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/
We are happy to offer a free taster session for each child/family, giving you the opportunity to come along and see how our sessions run before committing to booking in for a full run of sessions. However, please note that we can only offer these where there are spaces available.
In the event of a cancellation due to circumstances within our control a refund will be given.