Woodland Play Centre
 
Woodland Play Centre
Woodland Educational Days
The Woodland 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.

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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.

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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 platform.

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.

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Information
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 children.

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.

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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.

Please contact us directly to discuss.

Educational Activities
Woodland Educational Activities

Our educational activities can include all or some of the following.
  • Fire Lighting
  • Bug Hunting & Identification
  • Wildlife Tracking
  • Shelter Building
  • Tree Identification
  • Campfire Cooking
  • Wild Art
  • Storytelling & Drama

The length of the session, the age and size of the groups attending determine how many activities we are able to do.

Please contact us to discuss your curriculum needs and to discuss which activities you would like your children to take part in.

We also provide professional training for individuals or inset days.

 

Woodland Play Centre
 
Woodland Play Centre