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The World Outside – Forest School

Childrens Classes, Holiday Clubs

At ‘The World Outside’, 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 through 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 provides 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  a 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
Minibeasts / pond dipping
Stream Damming
Natural Musical Instruments
Sculptures with Clay / Natural materials
Backwoods cooking



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

Current term dates confirmed:
8 Sep – 27 Oct, 10am – 11am.
10 Nov – 15 Dec, 10am – 11am.
Look out for the next term starting in January!

Cost for a 6 week block: from £48 per adult and child – Discount for siblings

Booking essential


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

Look out for details each school holiday here


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.

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, interests, 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.

A woodland party costs from £185 for 10 children, then additional children are charged at £12 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:


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