Forest School Events

Feast, Fire and Forest School

The nights are drawing in and the woodland leaves are falling. We’ll be celebrating the last of our Sladebank Woods Forest School sessions for this year with Feast, Fire and Forest School!

Alongside our usual Forest School activities such as whittling, den building, tree climbing and free play, children can deepen their understanding of fire thanks to our guest fire and bushcraft expert.

Jack Stone will be joining us to teach a whole range of creative and unusual fire lighting methods with a chance for children to extend their skills or learn something new from scratch. We’ll be exploring natural tinders, interesting sources of ignition and unusual building techniques, all through expert tuition and hands – on experience.

And if that’s not enough excitement for you, we’ll be feasting on Autumnal delights foraged from our nearby orchard (a love of apples is a must!). What a way to celebrate the end of another fantastic year at Sladebank Woods.

For more information and to book your place, send us a message via Facebook or contact us directly via email: or mobile: 07805876003


9:30 to 15.30 each day

Monday 28th October

Where: Sladebank Woods; just behind Summer Crescent, central Stroud GL5 1PP
Cost: £25 per day
Age: 5 – 11
Led by: Katharine Piper (Level 3 Forest School Leader, Early Years Specialist)

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


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



Fire lighting






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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