Young Friends

Fun-filled activities encouraging a love of nature and the environment

The Young Friends of Rowntree Park run a range of events for children of all ages. These events are open to members and non members of Friends of Rowntree Park.

The Very Young Friends of Rowntree Park is aimed at children aged 1-5 years olds. The Young Friends of Rowntree Park is aimed at children aged 5-12 years old approximately. We often do joined events that span a range of ages.

Regular Events – Young Friends of Rowntree Park

The Very Young Friends monthly meet ups

A nature based craft group for 1-5 year olds. The group meets the first Thursday of each month 10-11am at the Story Circle in the woods. Free to members and £1 a family otherwise. All welcome.

Forest School Rowntree Park

Weekly Forest School 2-5 year olds

Forest School is much more than outdoor sessions, it’s a holistic approach to learning that builds skills including resilience, problem solving and confidence. These sessions run in 6 week blocks and must be booked in advance.

Forest School Rowntree Park

Monthly Saturday Forest School 6-12 year olds

Full on Forest School fun for the older children. An opportunity to learn a range of skills including use of tools, survival skills, cooking and much more. These sessions must be booked in advance.

Other events that run through the year include:

Easter Egg Hunt
Bird and Bat watching events
Art sessions
Craft sessions
Gardening activities
Orienteering
Nature trails/bug hunts
Halloween special

To find out what is coming up, check out our calendar of events. Some events are drop in and others need booking in advance – please check.