Out of school clubs Holiday Clubs Forest School Holiday Club Our Forest School Holiday Club is for children aged 4-13 and is based in Salcey Forest (Northants) 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. 2021 Summer Holiday Club Update With covid-19 still very much present, we are continuing to operate a slightly modified holiday provision that will enable us to maximise all the cleaning and hygiene procedures, in line with government guidance. We are however pleased to be moving away from bubbles, and operating our usual online booking system. Dates will be made available to book online the week commencing 21st June. We are very pleased to announce that we plan to start operating from Salcey Forest again this summer! We will also continue to operate at our Cold Harbour site which has proven very popular. Hopefully, in future holidays, both clubs will be able to operate concurrently, however on this occasion, we will be trialling offering one week at Salcey, followed by one week at Cold Harbour, and so on. Session times: 8:30am - 4:30pm. All day sessions available only, but drop off and collection can take place at any time during this period. Days of the week: Monday - Thursday, Food/Drink: Packed lunches and water bottle to be provided by parents, however we will be offering hot chocolate, and will be offering a snack that will be prepared/cooked by the children themselves, often using the fire (unless it is particularly hot) Price: £30 per child Dates & locations: Salcey Forest: Mon 26 - Thu 29th July (all 4 days) Mon 9 - Thu 12 August (all 4 days) Mon 23 - Thu 26 August (all 4 days) Cold Harbour: Mon 2 - Thu 5 August (all 4 days) Mon 16 - Thu 19 August (all 4 days) Tue 31 August - Thu 2 September (3 days) We will inform our mailing list as soon as dates are available to book - to be added to our mailing list, please email [email protected] To book a place, simply complete our online booking form, and please make sure you enter the child's details on page 2 (guest details) of the form, which is after payment is taken "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. Fees: COVID-19 Update: due to the current situation we have reviewed our holiday club offering and have put in place a temporary costing of £30 a day. "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."