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Forest Schools

Woodlands are magical places which provide a wealth of resources for discovery, learning and play. At forest school positive experiences in the outdoors inspire children and adults to develop new skills, have fun and (re) discover their love of learning.

Get Out More forest schools includes elements of problem solving, managed risk taking, creativity and co-operation through diverse activities such as woodland games, art, den building and campfires.  All Get Out More forest school programmes include a mix of games, creative and adventurous activities, learning and reflection. When appropriate we will include use of tools and fire , all undertaken according to carefully managed and risk assessed policies and procedures.

By taking part in forest school over a series of sessions, participants develop an understanding and love of the outdoor environment and a range of social, physical, creative and intellectual skills.  They are lead by trained professionals and take place over a programme of at least 6 sessions, although taster sessions are available.

Get Out More is available to run forest school programmes in schools for pupils in foundation Stage – key stage 3 and can offer programmes for after-school groups, youth groups and adults.  To discuss forest school programmes please get in touch via the Contacts page

Get Out More also runs popular holiday forest school programmes for 5-11 year olds at:

  • St Ives estate, near Bingley
  • Middleton Woods in Ilkley
  • Hirst Woods in Saltaire.
  • Dewsbury Country Park (funded by Kirklees Integrated Youth Service)

We also have the following monthly forest school programmes:

  • First Friday forest school for home educating families
  • Second Saturday forest school for young people aged 10-15 years

To see what bookable events are coming up, visit our Events page.