* Sessions run 10am-2pm on alternating term-time Saturdays and cost £22
* Sessions are booked in termly blocks
* Children access the sessions unaccompanied as a rule, but if there is a need for you to be with your child on session, do get in touch so we can discuss it further.
* Our community is consent-based, and so each session begins & ends with a brief meeting to give the opportunity for everyone to check-in/out, make plans & agreements for the day as needed.
Forest School brings together the brilliance of children’s curiosity, the abundant possibilities offered by a natural woodland setting and the attention and care of trained adults to create a unique opportunity for fun, play, adventure, personal growth, connection to the world and friendship.
In Saturday Forest school at Bramblewood children are supported to follow their own direction in exploration and play. Based on what we learn from watching and listening to the children about their interests, skills and enthusiasms, we offer new activities and offer chances for them to learn new skills which may take them onwards in their interests and beyond into new ones. Children and adults in forest school can play on the edges of their own adventuresomeness, and there, grow in self-esteem, self-belief and sense that they truly belong in this beautiful world.
For more information about the principles that guide forest school staff at Bramblewood, check out The Forest School Association.
What actually happens at each session depends a great deal on what the wood and weather are doing that day, who will be arriving and how they feel when they get there…
Saturday Forest School runs through the term time bookable, half-termly blocks, see below for the age ranges, times and more details.
Parents whose children are new to forest school are invited down to the wood towards the end of the first session to see what we have been doing and have a look around.
A team of our brilliant Forest School staff run each Forest School session supported by volunteers. All our staff are suitably supported, supervised and vetted via the DBS and a copy of our safer recruitment policy is available on request.