Our Forest School Programme for home-educated children is the perfect opportunity for primary aged children to interact with other children and form friendships, whilst participating in a range of engaging activities that develop essential life skills. Children will benefit from improved confidence, self-esteem, teamwork, communication skills, gross & fine motor skills, problem solving skills, and some academic concepts (such as shape & measure). 


Who?

These sessions are aimed at children that are home-educated from 4-13 years old, whose parents want to provide them with regular access to an alternative form of education. 


What?

Sessions are 3 hours and include a hot chocolate and snack usually prepared by the children themselves. The sessions are generally child-led, but a range of activities will be offered over the course of the programme, including:

  • Fire lighting, maintenance and safety
  • Cooking skills
  • Team activities, such as building dens, bridges or tree-houses
  • Tool use and tool safety
  • Arts, crafts and activities using natural resources
  • Basic knots and lashings, and their uses
  • Tree climbing and building obstacle courses
  • Among many others


Where? 

Salcey Forest (Northants)

Cold Harbour Outdoor Learning Centre (Bletchley, Milton Keynes)


When - What Time?

Our Spring/Summer 2022 sessions will run from Monday 25th April at both Salcey Forest (NN7 2HX) and Cold Harbour (MK3 7PD). Sessions will take place weekly, and places can either be booked as a half-term block at a discount, or for individual sessions at full price. 

Salcey Forest

Salcey Forest Block B:

  • Monday 20th June
  • Monday 27th June
  • Monday 4th July 
  • Monday 11th July 

All sessions start at 12pm and finish at 3pm

    Cold Harbour

    Cold Harbour Block B: 

    • Friday 17th June 
    • Friday 1st July 
    • Friday 8th July 
    • Friday 15th July 

    All sessions start at 12pm and finish at 3pm


      How Much?

      • £14 per child per session (if booked as a half-term block)
      • £17 per child per session (if booking individual sessions)

      Hot snack and drink provided, usually cooked by the children themselves. 

      Please note, parking is free at Cold Harbour, but only free at Salcey Forest for those with a Salcey Forest Membership, otherwise there is a parking charge of £2 for 1hr, £4 for 2hr, and £6 all day, payable to Forestry England - however, drop off & collection only (10 min stay) is free at Salcey Forest. 


      Private Home-Ed Sessions

      We can offer private home-ed sessions to your group - for more information, or a bespoke quote, please get in touch on [email protected] or 07872 470266


      How to Book?

      Please visit our booking page, change the category to 'Forest School for Home-Educated Children'. 

      To book a full block of home-ed sessions to get the reduced rate, please find the first/next day of the block on the calendar, and click 'book now' next to the relevant option. Select how many places you would like to book before clicking 'continue', and you will be taken through to a booking page with all sessions in the block showing as reserved. Please complete both pages of the booking form, and then make payment online when asked to do so via email. 

      To book a single home-ed session, find the relevant session date on the calendar. Select how many places you would like to book before clicking 'continue', and you will be taken through to a booking page with all sessions in the block showing as reserved. Please complete both pages of the booking form, and then make payment online when asked to do so via email. 

      For more information, please email us on [email protected] or call 07872 470266.