Releasing Potential Forest School

We launched our Forest School in September 2012, when we began to deliver one day a week to a nearby primary and nursery school. Since that time our provision has grown, so that we are now in-school provision five days a week, for a number of schools and nurseries in the Hampshire and West Sussex region.

We also run open access holiday activity programmes for 8-12 year olds and 5-11 year olds from our woodland sites at Stansted Park in Hampshire, and Slindon Woods in West Sussex.

Forest school campfire

School Programmes

We offer Forest School in partnership with local schools, nurseries, and other organisations. Forest School gives children the opportunity to play and explore in a local woodland as part of their term-time schooling. The range of activities is enormous, and children are always inventing new ways of playing, and engaging with nature.

Forest school marshmallows

Holiday Activities

From the 2019/2020 academic year we will be running Forest School Holiday Activity Days for children aged 5-11. The programme gives children the opportunity to experience a day in the forest taking part in range of fun activities that encourage independence and social-emotional learning as well as team work and new skills!

Forest Explorers

Forest Explorers is our holiday provision for older children and young people. Available to children aged 8-12, Explorers is the next part of a child's journey in exploring and discovering the outdoors whilst learning new skills in bushcraft. Participants can achieve badges and a stamp in their Forest Explorers' passport as they progress in their skills.

Forest School Tots

Forest Tots

Forest Tots is our parent and toddler group for preschool children aged 0-4 years. We meet at a local park in West Sussex for no more than 2 hours. The group provides an opportunity for parents to explore the outdoor woodland environment with their young children. Sessions include play, woodland craft and story time.

“It’s all adventury………”


Forest School and Forest Explorers offers your child the opportunity to grow in confidence, develop practical and social skills, and work with other children in a safe environment with a small amount of managed risk.

Children love taking part in woodland activities, but don’t just take our word for it – watch our short film to hear from one of our experts…..