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The World Outside – Forest School

Childrens Classes

We are an outdoor activity, bushcraft and forest school provider based at Bodenham Arboretum in Kidderminster.


We provide opportunities for everyone, from families  and individuals, to schools and corporate groups to get outside for fun and curriculum linked activities.   Participants  can enjoy outdoor activities in a relaxed and spontaneous manner though a variety of focused and learner-led activities.  This allows the participant to develop and learn in a way that is beneficial to their development of self-esteem, confidence and respect and provide opportunities for an inquisitive and positive relationship with the natural world.

Outdoor activities:

§  develops confidence and self-esteem;

§  develops  communication and social skills;

§  develops  physical skills;

§  develops  greater understanding and awareness of the natural environment;

§  develops  natural motivation and a positive attitude to learning;

§  develops  the ability to recognise and manage risk;

§   develops Healthier lifestyles.

§  Reduces stress

§  Improves mental health

§  Improves Wellbeing



Forest School

Curriculum linked day trips for schools and groups

Den building
Fires and outdoor cooking
Natural Art
Mini beasts/pond dipping
Stream Damming
Natural Musical Instruments
Sculptures with Clay/ Natural materials
Backwoods cooking

Family Sessions

School Holiday sessions, including drop off and leave

Forest School for the Under Fives

Forest School for the Home educated



Watch this video to see exactly what goes on at Forest School



Regular Sessions

Forest Fridays for the Under 5s
Sessions take place each Friday for Under 5’s. See website for times of sessions.

Home Educators:
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in term time, forest school runs for home educators from 10.30am til 12.30pm.

School Holidays:
Join us for Wilderness Explorers, forest fun during the school holidays. Each age group is catered for.


Groups, such as youth clubs, scouts, brownies and parties
can be catered for please contact us for details

Birthday Parties: 

A Forest party is something really different and great for children of any age from 3 upwards. We turn a forest woodland into a birthday wonderland and tailor the activities to suit children’s abilities, interest, and age groups.

The parties run for 2 hours unless otherwise requested and could include a variety of activities.  If your child has a particular interest or has something they would particularly like to do please let me know when booking.

The children have the opportunity to cook on the fire – sausages are usually popular with and also marshmallows to follow, with biscuits and hot chocolate or squash depending on the weather.

Parties run for two hours (unless otherwise requested), starting 10.00 am until 12.00 pm, or 1.00 pm until 3.00 pm.

Groups are limited to approx. 15 children.

There is a minimum charge of £150 for 10 children. Extra children are charged at £10 per head. There is a £50 deposit which is payable upon booking to secure the date.

Please head to the website for further details on all our activities, times and prices:


We now also run an outdoor Kindergarten at Baxter College in Kidderminster. Click here to find out more.

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