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Holiday Forest Schools

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Established in 2010, we run a popular programme of holiday forest schools in woodlands in the Bradford district. We are the longest-running programme in the area and work hard to continuously maintain high standards.

 

Every school holiday, our skilled and experienced forest school practitioners run programmes in woodlands or natural environments across the Bradford district.

Our locations

  • St Ives estate and Blackhills scout camp, near Bingley
  • Middleton Woods in Ilkley
  • Hirst Woods in Saltaire.
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What you’ll do

  • Den building

  • Teamwork

  • Woodland crafts

  • Campfires

  • Wild cooking

  • Tree climbing

About our Holiday
Forest Schools

Our play-based, child-led programme includes outdoor games, woodland crafts, fun activities and campfires in stunning woodland settings.  All of our programmes are led by qualified Level 3 forest school practitioners who have up to date first aid certificates, enhanced DBS checks and insurance.  Our holiday forest school programmes are aimed at primary school-aged children. Older children are also welcome at our forest school sessions.

Hands-on learning

Nature-based learning provides inspiring, positive experiences allowing children to learn and develop new skills while having fun in an outdoor environment. Get Out More forest school sessions include elements of problem solving, managed risk taking, creativity and co-operation through diverse activities such as woodland games, art, den building and campfires.

Holiday Forest Schools Events

  • Saltaire Spring Bank Holiday Forest School

    2024-05-28, 10:00 - 15:00

  • St Ives Spring Bank Holiday Forest School

    2024-05-29, 10:00 - 15:00

  • Ilkley Spring Bank Holiday Forest School

    2024-05-31, 10:00 - 15:00

  • St Ives Family Taster Day

    2024-06-08, 11:00 - 15:00

  • Ilkley Summer Holiday Forest School

    2024-07-25, 10:00 - 15:00

  • Saltaire Summer Holiday Forest School

    2024-07-30, 10:00 - 15:00

  • Otley Summer Holiday Forest School

    2024-08-01, 10:00 - 15:00

  • St Ives Summer Holiday Forest School

    2024-08-06, 10:00 - 15:00

  • Ilkley Summer Holiday Forest School

    2024-08-06, 10:00 - 15:00

  • Ilkley Summer Holiday Forest School

    2024-08-13, 10:00 - 15:00

  • Saltaire Summer Holiday Forest School

    2024-08-20, 10:00 - 15:00

  • Saltaire Summer Holiday Forest School

    2024-08-27, 10:00 - 15:00

Get involved!

Join our next holiday forest school programme