Our Forest School Holiday Club is for children aged 4-13 and is based in Salcey Forest (Northants), Shenley Wood (Milton Keynes) and Cold Harbour (Bletchley). The club runs in every holiday except Christmas, usually for 3-4 days a week, and is delivered by our team of experienced forest school leaders. 

We release the dates, times and booking details for each school holiday roughly one month prior to the first day of the holiday. 

COVID-19 Update - Bookings for Our October 2020 Holiday Club are Now Open!

The guidance for holiday clubs in October has remained largely the same as it did for the summer, so there has been very little change from how we are running our club. To read the guidance specifically for parents/carers please click here.

To read about our October 2020 outdoor holiday club located at Cold Harbour Outdoor Learning Centre, or to make a booking, please download our booking form below. The form provides all the basic information about the club. In order to request a place at the club, simply return this booking form completed by 5pm Friday 18th September to [email protected].  We aim to confirm places allocated by the end of Wednesday 23rd September.

"Superb levels of care shown to children, including those with medical needs. All staff are engaging, friendly and approachable"

Activities Include:

  • Building and Lighting Fires
  • Cooking on a Campfire
  • Tree Climbing
  • Den and Tree House Building
  • Natural Crafts
  • Mini-Beast Hunting and Nature Tracking
  • Tool Use
  • Rope Swings and Rope Bridges
  • Scavenger Hunts

To get an idea of what happens at our Forest School Holiday Club, please watch our video that was filmed with the help of our children:

Gemma Goodchild & Donna Glendenning are the Forest School Designated Safeguarding Leads, so if you ever have any concerns or would like to chat about anything safeguarding related, please visit or call the holiday club on 07872 470266  and ask to speak to Gemma or Donna directly - alternatively, the Central Support Office can provide a direct email address for them. 


COVID-19 Update: due to the current situation we have reviewed our holiday club offering and have put in place a temporary costing of £28 a day. Please see the booking form above for more information.


  • Full Day - 08:30-17:30 - £32 (includes hot chocolate, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and tea)
  • Morning - 09:00-13:00 - £18 (includes hot chocolate, morning snack and lunch)
  • Afternoon - 13:30-17:30 - £18 (includes hot chocolate, afternoon snack and tea)


  • Full Day - 08:30-16:30 - £30 (includes hot chocolate, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and tea) 
  • Morning - 09:00-13:00 - £18 (includes hot chocolate, morning snack and lunch)
  • Afternoon - 13:00-16:30 - £16 (includes hot chocolate, afternoon snack and tea)
  • Halloween Special - prices are £32 & £18, and afternoon times finish at 17:30


  • Morning - 08:30-13:30 - £21 includes hot chocolate, morning snack and lunch)

"I really cannot rate you high enough. From the first time we used forest schools we were so impressed with the staff and activities provided"

What Families Say About Us:

Based on the results of our anonymous family feedback survey:

  • 100% would recommend our forest school holiday club to a friend
  • 94.6% were 'very satisfied' with the children's experience, and none were dissatisfied

"I think the staff are what make forest school so amazing. They are committed to their work and to the children. It wouldn't be the same without Gemma, Donna and the team. Salcey Forest is a lovely location. Big and well established"

"I cannot speak highly enough of Acorn forest schools. I have two boys who can be both energetic and shy and often reluctant to get involved. Both of them absolutely love spending time with you- I can genuinely relax knowing they are having fun and learning new skills. The staff are always friendly, smiley and happy to see us. Forest schools in itself is great, but it is the staff who make this particularly special."

"All staff care deeply about the children and are very keen to develop their understanding of the natural world. The children absolutely love the forest sessions and that is testament to such a fabulous team. Thank you." 

"As a family we have been using Forest school for the last couple of years and we love it. The activities are fantastic and brilliant value for money. Not to expensive which enables families to send multiple kids. Staff are brilliant at communication and friendly- we give 10/10 and look forward to seeing the team again in the summer holidays."