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Forest School Holiday Activity Days


Join us for our May Half Term 2019 Activity Days

at Slindon Woods & Stansted Forest 

Fun packed days from 8.30am – 3.30pm for children aged 4-11


Activities vary each day:

* Campfire making and cooking

* Natural arts and crafts

* Shelter and den building

* Woodcraft activities and games

 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st May 2019

Places are limited; early booking is essential. The cost is £25 per child per day.

Book Forest School online or for more information please contact Theresa Bailey on 023 9247 9762 or email

We want our Forest School to welcome all children. We will do all we can to accommodate wheelchair users and children with other disabilities at our Forest School sites. If your child has a disability please call the office, before booking, to let us know so that we can do everything possible to ensure that any accessibility concerns are managed well.

We run Forest School Holiday Activity Days at our sites at Stansted Park and in Slindon Woods.


Our Forest School Holiday Activity days give children aged 4-11 years the chance to spend a whole day playing in the forest, and to experience a range of woodland activities with children they may not already know.

Our activity days are run by Mikey Pearce, Jackie Cleall and Donna Sewell who are assisted by colleagues from the Releasing Potential School team. All are extremely experienced in working with children in the outdoors. This allows us to maintain a good ratio of staff to young people, and ensure that everyone has as much help and attention as they need.

The range of activities is enormous, and children are always inventing new ways of playing in the forest; it is not unusual, therefore, for children to participate in a number of activity days over the same holiday period and some parents choose to send their children for a full week at a time.

The Forest School Holiday Activity Days run from 08.30am to 3.30pm during half term, summer, Easter and Christmas holiday periods. Children need to bring a packed lunch and are advised to wear appropriate clothing depending on the weather; this should include wellington boots and full waterproofs.

You can book Forest School online here.


He was so pleased with himself at what he had achieved. He returns home calmer and more recharged emotionally. Parent of a Forest School child aged 5

Rowlands Castle

Sophia had a lovely time at the Stansted forest school holiday day. As she lives in a busy city, I was surprised and pleased at how much she enjoyed getting muddy and making things with her hands. We will definitely be sending her back since the fresh air and exercise sent her to bed nice and early too! Grandparent of a child from Stansted holiday activity day


Thank you to Karen and the Forest School team, my son had a great time yesterday. He came home covered head to toe in mud and smelling of a bonfire! Just what boys’ dreams are made of! Susan

Parent of a Christmas 2016 Holiday Activity Day child

I just wanted you to know that my girls had a fab day with you at Slindon Woods. I was a little worried when I dropped them off as most of the children were a bit younger. But the girls had a great day, particularly building a den. They haven’t stopped talking about it. They said that what made it was the staff, who were friendly and helpful, particularly Garry who showed them how to make a den. They tried to recreate s’mores this evening on my gas hob! Thank you for giving them such a great memory. Fiona

Parent of two Holiday Activity day children aged 6 and 7