About Forest School

What is Forest School?

Forest School is based on an idea that originated in Scandinavia, using the outdoors as a learning environment. The natural world provides a wealth of opportunities to expand young children's learning through multi-sensory exploration, experimentation and adult supervised play.

Bredon Forest School welcomes all children from Cheltenham to Evesham.

Bredon Forest School provides exactly that learning environment in a safe, outdoor 'classroom', located in a secluded private woodland just outside Bredon on the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire border. Supervised by trained Forest School Leaders, the children are encouraged to explore all aspects of the natural world.

What happens at Forest School?

The children's own interests and play ideas are the basis of activities to extend their learning. Our youngest children are taught to be kind to all living things. Our easy to follow Rules of Forest School are taught to all and the sessions follow a simple routine to ensure the health and safety of the children is paramount.

Photographs are used extensively to 'capture' the work being done by the children during pre-school sessions. Written consent is obtained for the use of these photos on the site and parents may request full picture files to be Emailed to them.

Children need sturdy shoes or wellies, a water proof jacket (over-trousers if you have them), old clothes (including a change), a water bottle and small rucksack.

Who uses Forest School?

Bredon Forest School is used by a number of local groups, and is suitable for children up to secondary school age. The activities support 'Birth to Three Matters', Early Years Foundation Stage Learning and the National Curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2.

Used also for training Forest School Leaders,Teachers, Early Years Practioners and students.

  • Mondays 10:30-12:30 - during term time, weather permitting, under-5s with parent/carer sessions.
  • Holiday Fun Days (suitable for unaccompanied children attending school age 4-9).
  • Other school, college, scouting or nursery groups by arrangement.

Contact us

  • More information from Deb Manns (aka Owl)
  • Qualified Forest School Leader
  • Member of Forest School Association
  • 01684 773148
  • 07825 749201
  • deb@djmanns.com

BACS payments preferred for all sessions please.

Bank details - Bredon Forest School 30-91-87 a/c 04566383