Okehampton Forest School

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

Okehampton Forest School


Play, explore, discover and learn outdoors in beautiful woodland

The Outdoors Group are proud to open Okehampton’s first Forest School set in a beautiful semi ancient woodland, a short walk from the town centre.

We’ll be offering a number of fun groups and activities for the local community, including our Tree Tots Toddler Groups for parents and little ones and Home Education groups for children aged 6 and up. We want to get as many children as possible into the woods to play, explore, discover and learn.

Debbie Miller will be looking after our Okehampton site. She’s lived in Okehampton since 1990 with her husband, Ian. She has grown up children now in their twenties.

Debbie has worked as a childminder for more than 22 years. Over the years, she’s been a Brownie Guide Leader, a play leader at local toddler groups and a governor of the local primary. She’s currently doing her Forest School Leadership Training. 

“I’m passionate about children playing and exploring outdoors and want to give them the opportunities to develop their confidence, independence, creativity and risk taking, appropriate to their environment and to themselves.”


Home Education Groups

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


Toddler Clubs

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


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.


How to find us

Okehampton Forest School
Moyses Lane
EX20 1JS
At the moment, we don’t have a car park – but it is easy to find on-street parking in the residential area along, and off, Moyses Lane. 
If you take the orange route onto Moyses Lane (see pic, this is along New Rd, rather than coming from High Street), halfway up the hill there is a gate on the left with an Okehampton Forest School sign outside (this leads to path you’ll walk down). Keep driving on road (past gate) and park in the residential area at top of hill. Then you’ll need to walk back down to the gate. Go through the gate and follow the lane until you reach the camp. (It’s about a 5 min walk up the lane through woods. Just keep left, following the path, and you’ll arrive in camp. It is buggy-friendly if your buggy is ok on tracks).
If you come from the high street [yellow route], find on-street parking in the residential area, then walk down the hill (past big house on left/Prospect Hill turning/sign saying ‘Watch out for Children’). Look out for The Okehampton Forest School sign on the right and the gate which takes you down the path to the Forest School (5 min walk along path through woods, see above).

We’ll soon fill this page with photos from our Okehampton site – for now, please take a look at what we get up to at our Exeter and Exmouth Forest Schools.

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