Big Kids Forest School 2020

 Join us for monthly Saturday Forest school/bushcraft session aimed at children aged 6 and over.   The next available dates are:

Saturday 18th of April 1-2.30pm 

Saturday 16th of May 1-2.30pm 


SPECIAL event for 5-8 -year-olds

We are also running a special session for 5-8 year olds: Saturday 16th May 10.30-11am

Those who have been attending 6-12 Forest School can opt into their usual afternoon group OR choose to be with children their own age. Those with siblings can opt into whichever group works best (don’t need to split up). 


We started running these sessions in September 2019 and they have proved very popular.  The sessions have continued to run each month and tend to sell out.  The sessions will get children outdoors and engaging with nature. Sessions will include a mix of:

  • Fire lighting and campfire cooking
  • Bushcrafts – using tools, knives, drills and saws to create
  • Nature based arts and crafts

Each session will have a particular focus.  You are welcome to attend a session as a one-off or come as often as you’d like.

All sessions include hot chocolate and marshmallows (or suitable alternatives) that the children will make on the open fire or using the Kelly Kettle.

The sessions will take a Forest School approach – Forest school is more than just sessions outdoors. It is a specialised approach that is learner-centred and aims to promote the holistic development of the child. Through hands-on practical learning, Forest school fosters resilience, confidence, self-esteem, independence and creativity and encourages- children to take risks within a supportive learning environment set within nature.

The sessions are run by our forest school trained volunteer Christine. All very reasonably priced for experiences that are utterly priceless! All profit goes back into our volunteer work in maintaining and improving the park too!

Only  £6 for members and £7 for non-members.

Not a member? You can join for just £5 a year. Not only would you be helping our volunteer work in the park, but you also get a discount to all our events and 10% off in the cafe for the year. Join before booking your place – it comes straight through, so go ahead and buy a members place!

Places are strictly limited, so book your place using the link below:


Members ticket – 18th April 2020 (£6) Buy
Non Members Ticket – 18th April 2020 (£7) Buy


Members ticket 16th May  2020 – 1-2.30pm (£6) Buy
Non Members Ticket 16th May 2020 1-2.30pm (£7) Buy


Special morning event 10.30-12pm

Special – Members ticket

5-6 year olds

16th May 10.30-12pm

Special – Non Members ticket

5-6 year olds

16th May 10.30-12pm



Important info

Tickets are non-refundable, but you are welcome to sell your ticket if you get the buyer to contact us. If we have to cancel the event then all money would be refunded.

There is no physical ticket – Paypal confirms and we will send you an email within a week of payment. Any questions then please email – (abigail at

The sessions are aimed at children 6+ and they should be accompanied by an adult. No adult ticket is needed.   Your child is welcome to come with another adult who has other children at the event.  If you need to bring a younger sibling along, just let us know.  They are welcome to come but will not be able to use the resources.  If you’d like them to use resources then please buy them a ticket. They would need to remain under your strict supervision as we aim our sessions at older children.

We email all those who have booked on around a week before – check your emails, including junk mail!

When Rowntree Park is closed due to floods, we have access to Danesmead Wood which is 5 mins walk from the park (just across Millenium Bridge).


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