We have teamed up with Birkheads Wild to offer a series of outdoor events during school holidays for children who would benefit from a Forest School Experience but may not otherwise have the opportunity.

Thanks to players of The National Lottery we can offer this service for FREE! We also have limited funds to support travel to and from the site.

If you know a child or children who you would like to nominate, it’s really simple.

Just click bookwhen.com/stompinggrounds and choose the relevant Gift of the Wild date. You are welcome to apply for more that 1 date. Complete the nomination details. It helps if you have spoken to the parent or carer but if not, you can still nominate. You will need to gain consent from parents/carers before we can confirm the place though. If you are having problems with our booking site please email or ring…… 07950118816.

Each session takes place at Birkheads Wild near Marley Hill and will be faciliated by 2 qualified Forest School leaders with full DBS clearance out Paediatric First Aid training.

We are also working with a group of volunteers to support this programme who will also have full DBS clearance. If you are interested in volunteering please email forestschoolne@gmail.com for more info. We can cover expenses.

We do not expect teachers, parents of carers to stay with the children. Once they have arrived on site we will provide everything they need to have an amazing wild experience, including games, crafts, a campfire lunch, snacks, a listening ear, and new friends. If you think your child would require a ‘known adult’ to stay with them in order to engage with the programme please get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you! Dates are listed below on the leaflet. Please share with as many professionals and parents as you can!

Thanks for your continued support