Free Summer Sessions for your Budding Bear Grylls at Dewsbury Country Park

16th July 2015

The sounds of intrepid forest school explorers will echo through the large woodland and green space between Heckmondwike, Dewsbury Moor and Ravensthorpe this summer as social enterprise Get Out More continue their free sessions for young people.

The sessions at Dewsbury Country Park offer lots of active and adventurous activities with qualified and experienced forest school leaders.  The sessions are for young people aged 8-12 years from the Heckmondwike, Dewsbury Moor and Raventhorpe areas

This programme is funded by Kirklees Council and has been running for the past 2 years.  Director Annie Berrington thinks that the popularity of the sessions hinges on people wanting to connect more with nature.

“We know that being outdoors even for a short period of time can have a huge impact on emotional, mental and physical well being and is a healthy alternative to staying indoors playing computer games . The sessions in Dewsbury are in an amazing space that some local people don’t even know is there. Activities planned such as den building, woodcraft, outdoor games and campfire cooking will encourage children’s natural curiosity and develop their skills. We will be there whatever the summer weather throws at us.”

Due to the growing popularity of the Dewsbury Country Park programme, Get Out More has introduced a booking system for the sessions.  Parents wanting to book a free place for their children should now go to Get Out More’ website events page to book a place.

Get Out More runs other sessions across West Yorkshire; more details can be found at