About our Holiday Club 

Olney Road, Emberton, MK46 5BX

The centre offers fun, active childcare for children aged 4-13 during the school holidays, delivered by our team of experienced forest school leaders. Taking place completely outdoors, children will participate in a range of activities from mini beast hunting, den-building, natural crafts and cooking on a campfire. 

We have also planted more trees to develop the outdoor environment and built our first outdoor shelter. Over the next couple of years we aim to plant over 500 trees and shrubs, build several outdoor shelters and other wooden structures and sculptures, develop an orchard and allotment area, and develop a range of other outdoor provisions that will enhance the activities and sessions on offer.


2024 Holiday Dates 

Dates for Summer to be confirmed.

Time: 8.30am - 4:30pm

Price: £42 per session

These are now available to book on our website here. 

If you have any questions or problems please email us on [email protected] or call us on 07872470266. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!


The children need to bring their own pack lunch and snacks for throughout the day, however, a hot snack (such as crumpets, vegetarian chilli with nachos, vegetable kebabs, s'mores, cheese fondue, damper bread, muffins, pizza wraps, cheese toasties and soup) along with hot chocolate is provided as part of a lovely activity where children can gather around the campfire to help cook their own snack in the company of the other children and our forest school leaders. 

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
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Pond dipping 


Meet Lucy Barber - Senior Forest School Leader and Outdoor Practitioner 


Lucy has been with Acorn for over six years working across various Acorn nurseries, and is very excited to have taken the role as Senior Forest School Leader and Outdoor Practitioner at our Nature Kindergarten and Forest School Holiday club at Emberton. Lucy achieved her childcare Level 3 qualification whilst working at Acorn and fell in love with Acorn's approach to Forest School and all things outdoors! Lucy has also completed her qualification in Forest School and loves being able to apply all that she has learnt into the Nature Kindergarten at Emberton.

Lucy has a passion for the outdoors and loves seeing children's excitement when exploring the great outdoors. Lucy loves being able to encourage and support children's innate fascination with the natural world and finds joining them on their learning journey is nothing short of amazing.


 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 on 07872470266 and ask to speak to Gemma or Donna directly - alternatively, contact Laura Tingey (our Head of Early Years & Compliance) on 07889540737.