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Kidderminster and Stourbridge

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The World Outside - Forest School

We will be providing Forest school activities for all ages including the under fives and teenagers.

19_forst-school.jpgForest School at Bodenham Arboretum gives children freedom to enjoy the natural world in way we would have done ourselves as children, within a safe and secure environment.   In the form of bespoke sessions and regular events, individuals, families, youth organisations, and educational establishments can learn, play, explore, and get close to nature in a fun and interactive way.  Our aim is to give children independence to make their own choices, to take risks, to be imaginative, to discover and to learn about their world








Forest School helps to develop:
 1. confidence and self-esteem;
 2. communication and social skills;
 3. physical skills;
 4. greater understanding and awareness of the natural environment;
 5. natural motivation and a positive attitude to learning;
 6. the ability to recognise and manage risk;
 7. Healthier lifestyles.

ACTIVITIES:-
Den building
Fires and outdoor cooking
Story Time
Natural Art
Mini beasts/pond dipping
Stream Damming
Natural Musical Instruments
Sculptures with Clay/ Natural materials
Biving/Backwoods
Backwoods cooking
Forest school

 
To view a video to see exactly what goes on at Forest School, click here.

Sessions take place each Friday for Under 5's. See website for times of sessions.

Forest School sessions are also run during the school holidays.

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

The world Outside will also come to school/nurseries premises etc.

Birthday Parties: 
A Forest School party is something really different and great for children of any age as we tailor the activities to suit their abilities, interest, and age groups. 

Activities can include amongst others:-

Fire lighting
Campfire cooking
Learning about nature
Wild woodland games
Den Building
Bug hunting


Parties run for two hours (unless otherwise requested), starting 11.00 am until 13.00 pm, or 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm.

During the months of May through to September, weekday evening parties are available. They commence at 5.00 pm finishing at 7.00 pm.

At least two parents/guardians are required to attend the session and be responsible for the behaviour of the children.

Groups are limited to 15 children.

Prices start from £8 per a child with a minimum charge of £80.

Home Educators:
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in term time, forest school runs for home educators from 10am til 1pm.

Price

Varies depending on the sessions. Prices start from £3.50
Please check the website for details. Does not require admission to the arboretum.
Does not include admission to the arboretum
No admission charges for access to the restaurant and visitors centre

Directions
FOR SAT NAVS PLEASE INPUT DY11 5TB
Bodenham Arboretum is situated 20 miles west of Birmingham, 19 miles north of Worcester and three miles north of Kidderminster. Follow the brown signs "Bodenham Arboretum" westwards from Wolverley Church island along the B4189

Contact

Bodenham Arborteum, Wolverley, Worcestershire, DY11 5TB

2.73 miles     07765 394456    

Autumn Activities

Autumn Activities

Now that we are in autumn everyone is looking for things to do with the kids to celebrate this lovely colourful season. Here we have some great ideas, and they don't all involve being cooped up indoors! Get out and enjoy the cooler, fresh air and the crunchy leaves under foot - you can always return home afterwards for a hot chocolate and a snuggle

Be safe this Bonfire Night

Be safe this Bonfire Night

Be safe this Bonfire Night by making sure that you, pets and your family know and follow the very important Fireworks Code. Have fun if you are going to an event or having friends and family round at home. It includes safety rules for sparklers too! You will also be able to download our Fireworks Code poster to display if you are hosting an event.