What is a Forest School?

 

The Forest School ethos focuses on a child-centred approach to learning that maximises the emotional, social, and developmental benefits of education and promotes holistic learning. Forest School works with children and young people in the outdoors over a period of time, introducing responsible, risk-taking and setting participants up to achieve through hands-on experiences in a natural environment.

 

Research now backs that children and young people are stimulated by the outdoors and typically experience, over time, an increase in their self-belief, confidence, learning capacity, enthusiasm, communication and problem-solving skills and emotional well-being.

 

WILDlings run weekly Forest school sessions all year round for pre-school and home educated children and termly Forest School for schools. We also run Family Fun Days with Forest School type activities throughout the school holidays.

Weekly Forest School

 

Little WILDlings sessions are every Monday and Thursday 10-12 am, aimed at children from walking to school age, but all ages are welcome.

WILDlings Home Education Group is every Monday and Thursday 12.30-2.30pm, for all ages.

 

Each session you and your children will be given the freedom to explore and play in the woods, the site is filled with opportunities for children to learn, create and imagine. There will also be woodland activities and crafts provided and a snack around the campfire.

Sessions cost £5 per child

Forest School for schools

WILDLings can run sessions with schools either within school grounds or at the WILDlings woods in Snettisham. Weekly session must be booked for minimum of half a term. We are happy to do outdoor explorers’ sessions which are one off sessions with forest school type activities.

 

Family Fun Days

These are themed fun days with Forest School type activities throughout the school holidays. There will be lots of activities and crafts to keep you all busy. You can also build dens, look for bugs, play on the rope swing, make pies in the mud kitchen, try some mud sledging, relax in the hammock and cook around the fire. Keep an eye on our facebook page near holidays for booking and information.

Important information

 

Sessions will only be cancelled in extreme weather. Please come dressed appropriately, old/warm clothes, waterproofs, gloves, hats, sun cream, sun hat, try to keep arms and legs covered to prevent bites and stings. Expect your children to get muddy and dirty!!

Children must bring an adult to sessions.