Forest Schools Education with Teamplay Outdoor Activities.
Forest Schools Derbyshire – Our outdoor school in a forest environment
Our woodland adventures are designed to ignite the imagination of children. Exposing them to the countryside’s natural beauty and learn about aspects of nature and geography. Let them track badgers, spot woodpeckers or follow a natural stream.
Our 9 acres of tranquil private natural woodland in the heart of Derbyshire provides a forest-style learning resource for all schools in Derbyshire. Our woodland adventures offer a plethora of learning possibilities. From spotting wildlife to stream walking. Also woodland crafts, shelter building and outdoor cooking. Situated in a peaceful and untouched area it is also quite magical.
Many schools are embracing the forest schools’ philosophy of outdoor learning and the benefits of free learning. We can offer that environment with our woodland adventures and experienced staff. This gives schools the chance to adopt a forest school approach to learning as part of their outdoor curriculum even if they don’t have woodland nearby.
The possibilities are endless for age groups from primary to further education, so we’ve had a few ideas for you
Let’s go on a Bear Hunt
Let’s wade through the swishy swashy stream, stumble trip through the trees and squelch into the boggy mud, foraging for clues of animals that live in the woods. Along the way, you might see some of the bear’s woodland friends and hidden in locations the friendly bear may also have left you some clues and facts about himself. This lovely woodland bear hunt follows the story whilst taking in the sights and smells of the natural habitat of wild animals. Children are encouraged to bring along their own teddy bears and have a teddy bear picnic.
Is there Room on the Broom?
A wonderfully, witchy treat that sees the woodland through the eyes of Julia Donaldson’s story. Look hard and you may find her hat, her bow, or even some of her friends; frog, cat, dog, or bird. As we arrive at a central point within the woodland we will prepare to make our own magnificent broom, Concoct some witchy potions and listen to stories. This fabulously entertaining journey through the woodland really brings the story to life and unleashes the creativity of young children to use what they can find in the woods to create something magical.
Weirdly, Wonderful Woodland Witchcraft
A scavenger hunt through the woodland, wading through streams, clambering over trees, and hunting for signs of bats, owls, and other woodland creatures. Den building, making natural jewelry, or creating a piece of woodland art may be one of the activities we do as well as creating potions and poetry inspired by our surroundings.
Back to Nature
A guided walk throughout the 9-acre woodland provides you with the most informative Geography and Biology session as you discover plants and trees, see unusual birds nesting and see first-hand how meandering water carves out its own path. There are some fascinating finds that change all year round giving you endless possibilities to study the changing seasons too. Many activities are available and can be discussed at the time of booking.
Woodland Assault Course
Rather than simply rambling through the wood, you could make it a little more of a physical challenge as we have designed, let’s say, a more ‘difficult route’ that involves some more climbing, balancing and maybe the odd height challenge or wet experience. Great fun and possibly more Peter Pan than Iron Man!
A fantastic way of learning the sport of Archery in a natural setting. As you wander through the woodland you spot targets, aim, and fire. All Archery is conducted with qualified instructors but this woodland environment makes it a much more memorable outdoor adventure.
Woodland Activities also available
- Jewelry making
- Den building
- Wild Art
- Stream Scrambling
- Pond dipping
- Tree Spotting & Bark rubbing
- Outdoor cooking