October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm£2 – £10
Back by popular demand, our forest play sessions for little ones have returned! These sessions are aimed at children up to 4 years of age. Parents and carers love relaxing in our woodland camp whilst their children explore our forest school space. Quality time in nature is so important for us and our kids, fostering healthy, curious minds for them and some time out for you. Our aim is to create a space where families can socialise whilst their kids have the opportunity to learn at their own pace, in their own way, with both guided and child-led activities available. You’ll discover a range of sensory and explorative activities designed to stimulate and engage your child with nature. Your session is all set against the backdrop of mixed woodland, wetland and open meadows of Park In The Past, with 120 acres of wild space to explore. You can explore this country park after your session as entry to the site is included, so why not stay for a picnic, or visit the cafe to check out their cakes.
“Lea and James are really down to earth and inspiring people, great with the children and very knowledgeable. We always enjoy the sessions and can’t wait to be back after half term.” Leah Pugh (parent)
Our sessions take place over 2 hours, but you can arrive late or leave early to suit your child’s daily routine. In case of wet weather we have shelters which go up over our camp circles. Our Forest Babies sessions include all this…
- Entry to Park in the Past included (usually £3.50 per adult)
- Kids can get creative in our mud kitchen
- Go hunting for mini-beasts
- Make music with our musical instruments
- Relax in our tree hammocks
- Adults can enjoy teas and coffees from our campfire kettle
- Sing songs around the campfire to James’ mandolin
- Make wild art using chalks, paints, charcoal & more
Professional childminders are also welcome to attend our sessions. And before you ask, yes you can get (most) buggies up to site. If you have any questions, just get in touch.
Meet Your Activity Leaders: Lea & James Kendall
James is the Head Forest School Leader at Woodland Classroom, having worked in environmental education & conservation for over 10 years. James enjoys leading outdoor education sessions for schools to inspire a love of nature in children, where his enthusiasm for wildlife and bushcraft comes through.
Lea is a qualified Counsellor, Mindfulness in a Woodland Setting practitioner and experienced outdoor activity leader. She is a firm believer in the power of nature to be therapeutic for everyone. Lea is an active forager, passionate about how we can use common plants for both food and medicine. She enjoys making her own tinctures and medicinal remedies for treating common ailments.
Skills you and your kids will learn
During our Parent & Toddler sessions, you and your children could get involved in learning a range of skills, including…
The cost to attend Forest Babies varies depending on how many of you are coming…
1 adult accompanying 1 child (aged 4 or under) £8
1 adult accompanying 2 children (aged 4 or under) £10
Additional children can be booked in at an extra cost of £2 per child
Additional adults can be booked in at an extra cost of £2 per adult