Forest Families

Come and explore the forest as a family. Learn new skills, take part in a variety of activities and enjoy wide games in the woods.

Forest School is not just for children. In fact, the grown-ups often benefit more as they support their children whilst learning from each other and enjoying the great outdoors!

Den Building

Build shelters using natural materials, or string a tarp between some trees. Grow in confidence as you create you’re very own woodland hideaway.

Nature and Wildlife

Look for tracks, identify trees, find out about edible plants. Spend time bird watching, or even observing deer, owls and other woodland creatures.

Canopy in the woods

Tool Use

Learn to use a variety of hand tools safely and effectively. Use tools to help build your shelter, or use a knife to whittle a woodland creation.

Fire Lighting

Discover what it takes to successfully light a fire in the woods. Learn responsible fire lighting techniques and how to put a fire out and leave no trace.

Kettle hanging over a fire

Food & Drink

From boiing a kettle to cooking a full meal, we can guide you through various food & drink related activities. You’ll be amazed at what you achieve!

Wide Games

Explore the woods by playing wide games, with games tailored to the environment and group size. This is hide and seek on a whole new level!

Little boy cooking over fire

What and When?

Taster Sessions

We’re in the process of establishing Forest School ‘Taster Sessions’ in Whitby. This will be a regular event for those looking to find out a little more about Forest School activities in the area.

Forest Families

Our Forest Families sessions run throughout the year. We’ll be publishing our 2019 programme soon and you’ll be able to book your place online - sign up for the mailing list to stay informed.

Private Events

Want to organise a private Forest School event or party? No problem! We can tailor a session, or series of sessions, to your specific requirements and offer a variety of locations.