Our toddler group is a great place to introduce children to the magic of forest schools.
PLEASE NOTE – If you can’t see anything in this section it probably means our toddler groups are sold out for the half term. If you are interested in attending please get in touch with your mobile number and we can let you know if there are any last minute cancellations. Tickets for the next half term usually go on sale in the last week of the half term. Thank you 🙂
We currently run 3 weekly sessions at our Brinscall site: Tuesday mornings (Tree Tuesdays), Wednesday mornings (Wild Wednesdays) and Friday mornings (Forest Fridays). The groups are aimed at walkers upwards and are very relaxed and informal. We always begin with a brief welcome & safety talk and then introduce the activities. The mornings run from 10 to 11:30.
You can either book on to a half term block of sessions (which is £7 per child per session) or book pay-as-you-go sessions (£8) when available. The morning sessions usually sell out in the summer months. Additional adults are welcome to attend but must be booked in (£2) and additional children are half price.
There is a different theme each week – from mini obstacle courses to bug hunting, environmental art to dinosaurs. All the activities are optional and if your child wants to spend the whole session playing in the mud kitchen sink that is absolutely fine. There is always lots to do on site – we have a tunnel, rope swing, digging area, garden toys and the mud kitchen to explore – as well as whatever extra activities we’re doing. Half way through the session we stop to have a snack (fruit/crackers/biscuits and squash or hot chocolate for the children and hot drinks and cake for the adults). Most of the activities we do are free-flow and self-led so that your child is free to explore the environment at their own pace but if you’re not sure what to do then please ask and we’ll help you to feel at home.
Our Upcoming Toddler Groups
Start Date : March 5th, 2024
End Date : March 26th, 2024
Start Date : March 6th, 2024
End Date : March 27th, 2024
We have a composting toilet on site with a toilet seat and a potty available. Parking is also available on site. There are hand washing facilities and a shelter. We always run the group whatever the weather (unless there are gale force winds!) – if it is raining we have a large parachute tarp to go over the fire circle, an additional tarp and the shelter so there are plenty of areas to keep dry. We also have lots of spare waterproofs to borrow. You are welcome to bring a pram but please be aware that much of the site can be muddy and uneven so it is usually easier to have a sling for younger siblings. In summer we do put down a picnic rug and some baby toys but this isn’t practical during the winter sessions.
If you haven’t been before then please message us for directions as we are quite hidden away!