Fern Forest School

Hello! I live in Old Winsley and I have been running my own forest school since 2012. I am Ofsted registered, fully trained and insured. I take children on amazing adventures into our beautiful local country-side, around Winsley, Turleigh and Murhill…older ones can walk to Conkwell too.

We go on adventure walks, discovering many things along the way…snacking along the way and sometimes making things along the way too! We usually build a temporary camp “when we get there”, where we then base our activities for the session: rope swinging, mini abseiling, camp fire, outside cooking, green woodworking, shelter building, mini-beast hunt, animal tracking, mud slides, trails, scavenger hunts and lots of games.

The children are so engrossed they don’t realise how much they are learning, but at the end of it all they know they have had a great time and their love of outdoors and nature has deepened. The aim is to help children grow in self confidence as they hear positive language and are enabled to keep themselves safe, work with others, understand boundaries, successfully master a skill and complete a task.

I run after school clubs…at Winsley School on Mondays, from Fern’s base on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I run a school session in Bath on Wednesday afternoons. I also run 3 hour Saturday clubs and 5 hour holiday clubs, starting at 10am from Fern’s base (see my specific info for dates for these…this websire, local posters, school newsletters and facebook and instagram).

I can run bespoke nature walks for any age, children’s birthday parties, home ed groups, pre-school sessions, end of year celebrations, team-building exercises for all ages! Please ask me what I can do for you! I can travel to you and your local countryside or you can come to me.

Forthcoming Events & Programmes can be read and downloaded here:

Saturdays & School Holidays
Tuesdays & Thursdays