Forest School

We offer our York Forest School sessions in the beautiful setting of Rowntree Park. For 2-5 year olds we offer weekly sessions (booked in 6 week blocks) and for 6-12 Year olds we run a Saturday Forest School each month.

Forest School in York – it is much more than just outdoor learning…

It is so important for children, and adults, to spend time outdoors in nature. 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.

Magical moments being nurtured in nature

Rowntree Park Forest School in York will be themed around a nature topic but essentially child-led so they will evolve naturally according to individual children’s interests and abilities.  There will be lots of time for free play and exploration of the individual’s interests as well as focused activities.

We will provide resources and themes. Sessions may include things like led Den building, foraging, campfire cooking, survival skills, mini-beast hunts, fire lighting, woodland crafts, storytelling and natural paint making and more – all run by our fully qualified Forest School Practitioner, Christine.

All Forest School sessions need to be booked in advance. To find out about up and coming sessions and book your place:

Big Kids Forest School here

Little Kids Forest School here

We can’t wait to see you at our York Forest School