We offer a variety of public sessions for children, young people and families to enjoy forest school activities at Itchen Valley Country Park.
The ethos behind Forest School is for children to improve their confidence, language, social skills and self-esteem through regular, fun activities in the outdoor environment.
All the time will be spent outside and there will be opportunities to take part in building dens, campfire cookery, Kelly Kettles, woodworking, games, stories, seasonal activities and much more.
Please ensure you and your children are dressed appropriately for the weather and terrain. The children run around and keep warm but the adults may feel the cold if they are sitting and watching.
Please note that dogs are not allowed in our forest school areas.
Forest School sessions for parents and children aged 2 - 5. These are weekly woodland sessions focusing on a different theme each week including books, festivals or celebrations. Sessions are booked in 6 week blocks.
Price: £48 for 6 weeks
Time: Friday 9.45-11.45am
**Please note that these sessions are currently cancelled due to Covid-19.**
Bring your child for an exciting and fun, forest party! All parties include den building and a campfire with marshmallows. You can also on of the following themes:
- Teddy Bear Picnic - bring along your teddy and make a wooden medallion for him, flag and den
- Camouflage - try to disappear into the undergrowth with yourface paint and capes then play hide'n' seek
- Pirates - make a pirate ship and flag, hunt for treasure and walk the plank!
- Bushcraft (6 - 10 year olds) - use Kelly Kettles to boil water for a hot chocolate or damper bread making
Parties are for a minimum of 10 children and each session is run by an experienced Level 3 Forest School Leader. For health and safety we require a number of adults to help supervise (1 adult for every 2 children aged 3-6, and 1 adult for every 3 children aged 6-10). With younger children we are happy if all parents want to stay and make it a family party but they will be expected to join in the fun - face paints and all!!
Price: £12.50 per child. A deposit of £30 is required. The cost includes all activities, use of tools, materials, marshmallows and a drink but no other party food. You are also able to use the sheltered gazebo area after the party.
Time: 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Parties go ahead in all weathers but may be cancelled in strong winds for safety reasons. We will give 24 hours notice if this is the case. In the unlikely event that the party is cancelled you will be offered an alternative date or a refund.
To book please call us on 07787 438839.