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.
§ 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
TYPES OF ACTIVITIES:
Curriculum linked day trips for schools and groups
Fires and outdoor cooking
Mini beasts/pond dipping
Natural Musical Instruments
Sculptures with Clay/ Natural materials
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:
Forest Fridays for the Under 5s
Sessions take place each Friday for Under 5's. See website for times of sessions.
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in term time, forest school runs for home educators from 10.30am til 12.30pm.
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
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.