Forest Explorers


Forest Explorers is an exciting initiative for older children and young people aged 11-16 years.

Under the supervision of qualified Forest School Leaders, children and young people get to to progress in their knowledge of and love for the outdoors. Children and young people have the opportunity to learn bushcraft skills such as: tool use; cooking on an open fire; hunting, and tracking, and gain recognition for their hard work. They are supervised by trained staff with outdoor and bushcraft qualifications, who can help support and guide older children and young people through gaining these amazing outdoor skills.

In association with the Institute for Outdoor Learning, the Forest Explorers scheme encourages older children to collect badges in levels 1-3 when they are able to evidence bushcraft skills in the forest. Each child or young person can also collect stamps in their Forest Explorers Passport which can be signed off by their Forest School Leader.

The Forest Explores badge scheme is available to participating schools, or to children aged 11 who taking part in Forest Explorers through School Holiday Activity Days. If you would like to organise a Forest Explorers passport for your child, just speak to your Forest School Leader or email us at ForestSchool@releasingpotential.com.