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ILFRACOMBE FOREST SCHOOL

Introducing our forest school in Ilfracombe offering termly toddler groups and sessions for home-educated children.

WELCOME TO ILFRACOMBE FOREST SCHOOL

Play, explore, discover and learn outdoors in beautiful woodland
A brand new site for the Outdoors Group, Ilfracombe Forest School is situated a couple of miles from Combe Martin Bay on the beautiful North Devon Coast, and a short distance from Barnstaple. 
 
When our team went to visit this site early 2021, it was decided there and then that we had to take it on. As a site that has been enjoyed by the community for several years under its former title ‘Quarry Fields Forest School’ we wanted to do all we could to ensure the site continued to offer the learning opportunities we believe in. A relatively young Woodland site that lends itself perfectly to Forest School, our new Ilfracombe site consists of Willow, Birch and Hazel encompassed by surrounding Oaks, and has a coastal vibe that our other sites lack. Running through the woodland is a little gem of a natural-spring that pools to create a perfectly relaxing little spot for water play and exploration. Another fantastic feature this site offers is a meadow area….waiting to facilitate learning through planting and growing which will change and develop as seasons shift. 
 
Forest School is all about learning through exploring and discovering new interests with peers in the natural environment. Our Toddler Clubs, Home Education sessions, Holiday Clubs and Birthday Parties at Ilfracombe Forest School are the perfect way to get children outdoors in all weathers, harnessing their imagination and curiosity to Play, Explore, Discover and Learn.   

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Home Education Groups

For an alternative take on education, join one of our Home Education Groups every Wednesday during term time. 

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Toddler Clubs

Termly outdoor parent and toddler groups on Mondays and Thursdays, full of fun and games for little adventurers. 

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Holiday Clubs

Need some childcare in the school holidays? Sign your children up for a Forest School adventure. Our clubs run from 10am-4pm on selected days.

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Meet the Ilfracombe Forest School Team

Sarah Hawse
MANAGER, ILFRACOMBE FOREST SCHOOL

How to find us

Ilfracombe Forest School
Quarry Fields Forest School,
Pine Lodge,
Thornlands,
Combe Martin
EX34 0NT
 
Directions
 
From Ilfracombe
Leave Ilfracombe on the A361
At Mullacott Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A3123
After 4.5 miles turn right onto Wheel Ln
Immediately turn left onto partial restricted-usage road
Once off wheel lane, follow track for 1/4 mile. 
Turn left down the slope and you will find the main car park. 
Overflow parking is available further down the track.
 
From Barnstaple
Leave Barnstaple on the A3125
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Belle Meadow Rd/A3125

At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Alexandra Rd/A39

Go through 1 roundabout and at the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Pilton Causeway/A39
After a mile turn left onto B3230
After two miles,turn right onto Whitefield Hill
After nearly four miles, continue onto A3123
After almost a mile, turn right onto Wheel Ln
Immediately turn left onto partial restricted-usage road
Once off wheel lane, follow track for 1/4 mile. 
Turn left down the slope and you will find the main car park. 
Overflow parking is available further down the track.
 
From Lynton
Leave Lynton on the B3234
After 1.5 miles, turn right onto A39
After 6.5 miles, turn right onto Long Ln/A399 
Two miles later, turn left onto Long Ln/A3123
After 2.5 miles, turn right onto Wheel Ln
Immediately turn left onto partial restricted-usage road
Once off wheel lane, follow track for 1/4 mile. 
Turn left down the slope and you will find the main car park. 
Overflow parking is available further down the track.

Contact Ilfracombe Forest School

Email hello@outdoorsgroup.co.uk or contact us using the below form to discuss activities at Ilfracombe Forest School.

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