Play Centre welcome school classes
during term time to come and play,
explore and learn in the woods
on our WOODLAND EDUCATIONAL DAYS.
Discover all about the woodland
creatures, the trees and the flowers,
as well as making the most of
nature’s playground whilst
they are here.
We run a Gruffalo experience for
preschools and nursery age children.
Local primary schools can use
the woodland as their outdoor
classroom, where we incorporate
their current curriculum topics
into their outdoor learning experience.
The Woodland Play Centre is the perfect place for school and nursery children. We offer educational day trips to nurseries, pre-school children and primary and secondary schools. The Woodland Play Centre is not only nature’s playground, but it is also nature’s classroom. There is no better way to experience learning outside the classroom, than coming to open, engaging, inspiring and beautiful woodland – whatever the weather!
We can spend a whole day or half
day outside in the natural environment,
enhancing core curriculum skills,
in a fun, hands-on and exciting way.
We collaborate with the schools or
settings in advance to ensure that
our activities slot neatly into their
termly school-based activities. For
example, tree planting and linking
to a class debate on pest control
and traditional tales, folklore and
fairytales reinacted in the woods.
Bringing children out of the classroom
encourages them to use all their senses
and creates lasting memories.
Forest School Programmes
We can provide Forest School programmes
for schools and settings. Forest Schools
for pre-school, primary or secondary
school children are designed to be
attended on a weekly or fortnightly
basis for a term or ideally a full
academic year. Each programme is tailored
to meet the curriculum in an outdoor
environment, along with a host of
holistic development activities.
Forest Schools, a traditionally Danish
concept, are described as a ‘Classroom
without walls’. They are a unique
way of educating children outdoors,
using the environment as a learning
Forest Schools are a growing and
developing notion within the UK, where
research has identified an increased
number of children having little access
to outdoor spaces for structured education
or free play. In this day and age
when children are getting more and
more involved in screen time rather
than green time, the work of those
that are inspired by the Forest School
ethic is becoming more and more vital.
Encouraging children outdoors and
away from playing games online or
watching television, is essential.
Many schools and groups run Forest
School within their own grounds, we
can support those groups too with
occasional trips to support your programme.
Age : All ages and abilities are welcome.
Time : Full day (estimated 09.30 – 15.00hrs) or half day (a morning or afternoon).
Number of people:
We take groups of up to 35 children
at a time. We require 1 teacher to 8
Costs: Start at £240 per day. Each day is tailored to meet your needs.
Food can be provided for an additional £2.50 per head, depending on the food required.
Some of our Educational Packages vary in cost, please contact us to discuss.
There is no additional charge for the teachers.
Educational Overnight / Weekend camps
For smaller groups we offer overnight / weekend camps. These take place during the week, for part of or the whole weekend.