Parent and Toddler Groups in Exmouth, Okehampton and Ilfracombe.

Explore The Woods

With our Parent & Toddler Clubs.
We provide outdoor fun and activities for toddlers and parents at all our Forest Schools:

Run by an experienced forest school leader, the sessions are aimed at engaging the toddlers and their grown ups. Every session is different and might include games, free play, stories and songs. In the words of Chris, our Forest School Leader at Exeter…

‘With various ‘play-stations’ dotted around the woods, the children get to lead their own learning and follow their own interests. Each session we have one activity that everyone is welcome to join in with, and a little sing song at the beginning and end. Parents are also well catered for, with campfire tea, coffee and mochas! It’s a great place to make new friends and have a chat about the wonders of parenthood!’

Please note that we are unable to run sessions in Exeter at present but as soon as this changes, we will let you all know!)




21st, 28th April & 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th May

22nd, 29th April & 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th May


9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June & 7th, 14th, 21st July

10th, 17th, 24th June & 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd July


Summer 1
26th April & 10th, 17th, 24th May

Summer 2
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June & 5th, 12th, 19th July


Summer 1
10th, 17th, 24th May

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May

Booking Information

Sessions run in half termly blocks and cost just £8 per session. You can only book for a full half term, unfortunately we do not accept bookings for single sessions. Prices are per family.

Please see our payment policy regarding bookings and cancelled sessions/bookings.

Coronavirus Information
Due to the government guidelines surrounding businesses being covid-secure, we have had to introduce some additional measures to ensure the safety of the children attending and of our staff: 
  • Due to official guidance, only one parent/carer/grandparent can attend per booking 
  • There will be increased handwashing and regular cleaning of surfaces
  • Parents are asked to bring their own metal or plastic cups for their families hot drinks
  • Parents/carers will be asked to remain in their cars upon arrival until indicated otherwise by a member of staff
  • No child or parent should visit the woods if they have, or have been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms of covid-19 (without a negative test result or two weeks isolation)
  • Staff will be vigilant in recognising symptoms of covid-19 and have the right to to ask a family with a child displaying symptoms to leave the session early
  • There will be increased space between the children at hot chocolate time and children will not be allowed to share food
  • Leaders will be choosing activities that promote social distancing but parents will be responsible for their own children and how they interact with other attendees. As such, The Outdoors Group cannot guarantee that all attendees will adhere consistently to the 1-2m rule
  • The Outdoors Group will be actively partaking in the NHS Track and Trace system (although families can opt out if desired, please email us if you’d like to do so)

What to bring

  • Please bring any snacks and drinks that your child might want.
  • Children need to be suitably clothed: layers with waterproof clothing and wellies in the winter and on wet/cold days; long trousers and wellies in the summer.

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