Forest Explorers Holiday Activity Days

8-12 Years


Join us for our Forest Explorer Holiday Activity Days

at Slindon Woods & Stansted Forest 

Fun packed days from 8.30am – 3.30pm for children aged 8-12

22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th July 2019

29th, 30th, 31st July & 1st August 2019

5th, 6th, 7th & 8th August 2019

12th, 13th, 14th & 15th August 2019*

*Week 4 is Stansted only


Under the supervision of qualified Forest leaders, children and young people get to spend a day in the woodland environment and 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.

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

To book please contact Theresa Bailey on 023 9247 9762 or email

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 8

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 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 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 9 and 10