Forest School Events

Sam B King Alf cake

“It looks like King Alfred burnt most of his cakes!”

What are your children doing in the Easter Holidays?

Easter Holiday Forest School

The woods are calling. It’s almost time to escape the classroom, eat marshmallows and go a little bit feral. Our Forest School days are child-led but often include activities such as shelter building, whittling, fire-lighting, campfire cooking, natural cordage, nature awareness, sensory exploration, games and above all play!

Thursday April 12th and Friday April 13th;
9.30 a.m.till 3 p.m.
Where: Sladebank Woods; just behind Summer Crescent
Cost: £30 per day (£50 for two siblings)
Age: 6 – 12
Facilitators: Zoë Beaudro (Level 3 Forest School Leader) and Martin and/or Kesty Jakes.


To book your place or if you have any questions, please ring Zoe on 07443606699 or email
Or find the event at Woodland Childhood on Facebook
(The days will go ahead rain or shine and will only be cancelled due to high winds or lightning)

Limited places 12.
Children need to bring suitable clothing, footwear and a packed lunch

See you there!


For more information about how your child can have a great time in the holidays…..

Tel: 01453 766519 or 07968 051082

Shelter building

Shelter building

 ” Alice thoroughly enjoyed her day at Forest School and has said she would love to go again. She particularly enjoyed all the wood carving and is very proud of her butter knife, hammer (which she has already used to crack almonds) and two prayer sticks, which she plans to decorate. Alice is a child who thrives on new challenges and Forest School successfully gave her the opportunities to stretch herself technically and creatively. She brought her sandwiches home with her saying she had been ‘too busy’ to eat – most unusual for her she loves food.”  JoJo – Mother


Den makingDen making

“Thank you so much for the day Dannish  spent with you. It boosted his confidence and he had loads of fun. He raced home to try his wooden butter knife! And can’t wait to go to forest school again. (He’s even invited a friend for next time)!!”  Anna, Mother









Kesty Jakes Forest School Leader and Martin Jakes Qualified Teacher

Learn new skills, make new friends, enjoy freedom to explore in nature and most importantly have lots of fun outdoors! Here at Stroud Forest School.

Stroud Forest School is set in 5 acres of diverse secondary woodland only 15 minutes walk from the centre of Stroud, on the south side of the picturesque Slad Valley.

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