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 5-13 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. 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?

Sessions need to be booked in blocks so that we can form bubbles as per the government guidelines in regards to COVID-19. Children are more than welcome to attend sessions at both locations.

Salcey Block A:

  • Monday 5th October
  • Monday 19th October

Salcey Block B:

  • Monday 2nd November
  • Monday 16th November
  • Monday 7th December

Cold Harbour Block A:

  • Friday 2nd October 
  • Friday 16th October

Cold Harbour Block B:

  • Friday 6th November
  • Friday 20th November
  • Friday 11th December

All sessions start at 12.30am and finish at 3.30pm


How Much?

  • £13 per child per session

Hot snack and drink provided. 

Please note, parking is free at Cold Harbour, but only free for 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. 


How to Book?

Please download and complete the booking form below and return it to us by email no later than Midday Monday 21st September:

If you are unsure whether you can commit to any dates in Block B as of yet, please feel free to return the booking form highlighting your chosen sessions for Block A alone by Midday Monday 21st September.

In this instance we would then require Block B to be confirmed by 5pm Friday 16th October and we will confirm your place by Midday Thursday 22nd October.

If you would a copy of our full risk assessment including our COVID-19 measures, or have any other queries, please email us on [email protected] or call 07872 470266.