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FUN DAYS 

Sessions generally run weekly with a limit of 24 children, 10am to 2pm on most weeks during school holidays. Most suited to primary aged children (4-10yrs). Children in their Pre-school year would normally be 4 and well known to us to be left. There may be spaces available for accompanied younger children depending on numbers.

A big "Thank You" for your support of the Fun Days over the holidays in 2023. We raised over £1500  for the Kemerton Conservation Trust last year and hope to do the same this year.

 

  • Tue 23-Jul-24 (3 places left)
  • Thu 25-Jul-24 (2 places left)
  • Tue 30-Jul-24 FULL
  • Thu 01-Aug-24 (3 places left)
  • Tue 06-Aug-24 FULL
  • Thu 08-Aug-24 (2 places left)
  • Tue 27-Aug-24 FULL
  • Thu 29-Aug-24 (4 places left)

These initial dates are limited until I am able to confirm my volunteer helpers so the number of available places will increase to max 24 a.s.a.p, so dates that show as FULL may change if helpers become available. If you would like to volunteer to stay and play (your children will play for free) please message me.

To book a place on one of our Fun Days, please use the online booking form, this will generate your booking request. Please make payment after we have confirmed your place, and do not rely on booking by social media messages or direct emails for getting a place! We also ask that you share the Rules with your children before attending.

Payment - payment details are on the Booking Form.

Please note - Forest Fun days will not take place in very wet weather due to damage to the forest floor or high winds in case of falling branches. Winter sessions 5 degs and above.

Rules - please share these with your child.

Woodland skills are for adults, and children aged 10 or over.

Please see 'Downloads' section for more information.

BABES IN THE WOODS

Monday morning term time sessions (Babes in the Woods) 9:30am-12:00pm accompanied under 5s. £2.50 per family. Max 4 children with any one adult. Story and song at 11:30. Please fill in online personal record form before attending. Payment by BACS please, as detailed on our About Us page. Many thanks.

Babes will run during the holidays but there will be a few breaks. No session on 11th or 18th August.

Please text or call 07825 749201 if you are attending, email deb@djmanns.com or WhatsApp.

Join the Babes in the Woods WhatsApp group for upto the minute news on when we are playing out. If temperature is forecast less than 7degs, very wet or windy (wind from N, NE or NW also a factor) we will not run.

Facebook Visit our Facebook page for updates too.

 

What is Forest School?

Forest School is based on an idea that originated in Scandinavia, using the outdoors as a play based learning environment. Bredon Forest School has been running since 2002 and provides exactly that learning environment in a safe, outdoor 'classroom', located in a secluded private woodland just outside Bredon.

Activities include rope swings, climbing, hide and seek, den building, digging, water play, picture making, bug hunting, collecting and sorting, singing, listening, observing growth and decay, noting changes in seasons, leaf printing, tree rubbing and many more.

Ropes, swings, slides & climbing frames along with wooden houses for the 3 Bears, Goldilocks & Red Riding Hood's Granny all add to the imaginative and physical play of the children.

Materials can include mud, sticks, logs, leaves, stones, twigs, string, collecting boxes, magnifying glasses, tarpaulins, books, pictures, paper, charcoal, sand, water... and plenty of imagination!.

Sessions are provided on a regular basis for local schools, playgroups and child-minder groups. Other groups arrange visits on a more casual basis.

Holiday 'fundays' are not structured activity sessions by adults. Primary aged children are encouraged to make new friends and play and explore using resources provided. They can build dens, climb obstacle courses, play on ropes & swings or create art with natural materials etc. Adult supervision of tools and crafts available when needed.

Bredon Forest School is not a business but is run by volunteers for the benefit of local children and nature conservation. Funds raised are mainly used to support Kemerton Conservation Trust, as well as covering our insurance, training & resources. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Owl.