Half-term Holiday Session Dates

Holiday Pre-School and Primary Sessions:

Half-term Holiday Session Dates

  • Tuesday, 1st June, 10:00am – 12:00am – Elliot Pits wood, Blackheath     £30 (£25 for siblings)
  • Tuesday, 1st June, 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Elliot Pits wood, Blackheath     £30 (£25 for siblings)
  • Thursday, 3rd June, 10:00am – 12:00am – Manor Park     £30 (£25 for siblings)
  • Thursday, 3rd June, 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Manor Park     £30 (£25 for siblings)

Can be booked separately, so children can attend one or both sessions.

We will play lots of games, build dens, make some environmental art, make things using our wide range of tools and just have fun!

IMPORTANT: Read our Forries Covid-19 Policy here

Children need to be dressed for the weather (layers, waterproofs and wellies or stout boots for cold weather) and are required to bring their own packed snack and a drink.

To book via our secure booking system, click here or use the ‘Book Now’ button at the top of the page.

Sessions for Summer Term 2021

Sessions will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting from 19th April until the 23rd July 2021.  (Half term sessions will be posted separately). The Forest Sprite/ pre-school sessions are now 2 hours in duration, in line with Forest School requirements.

Monday

  • Pre-School ‘Forest Sprite’, 10.00-12.00, starts 19th April, Eliot Pits wood, Blackheath   – £240
  • After-School, 3.30 – 5.30, Eliot Pits wood, Blackheath   – £325
    – pickup available from John Ball and All Saints schools.

Wednesday

  • Pre-School ‘Forest Sprite’, 10.00-12.00, starts 21st April, Hilly Fields   – £260
  • After-School, 3.30 – 5.30, Hilly Fields   – £350
    – pickup available from Gordonbrock school.

Friday

  • Pre-School ‘Forest Sprite’, 10.00-12.00, starts 23rd April, Manor Park   – £260
  • After-School, 3.30 – 5.30, Manor Park   – £350
    – pickup available from Trinity school.

Parents/carers running late can let us know and will be able to pick up until 6.00 while we pack up the site.

Sibling discounts are available for this term at £20 off for pre-school and £25 off for after-school sessions.

To book via our secure booking system, click here or use the ‘Book Now’ button at the top of the page.

IMPORTANT: Read our Forries Covid-19 Policy here!    General Tier 4 rules here

COVID Update: In order to be able to continue running Forest School during the ongoing pandemic, we have to limit the number of adults in base camp during Pre-School sessions to 6. Parents who cannot be in the circle are welcome to be in the parks with their children in their sight. I.e. when we play ‘1,2,3, where r u?’, they are encouraged to link up with their children for this game. We are aware this is not easy for anyone, but it is what we have to do to continue Forest School. Fine tuning these arrangements will be done by consensus and on an ongoing basis.

Easter Holiday 2021 Session Dates

Holiday Pre-School and Primary Sessions:

Easter Holiday 2021 session dates

  • Wednesday, 7th April, 10:00am – 12:00am – Manor Park     £30 (£25 for siblings)
  • Wednesday, 7th April, 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Manor Park     £30 (£25 for siblings)
  • Wednesday, 14th April, 10:00am – 12:00am – Hilly Fields     £30 (£25 for siblings)
  • Wednesday, 14th April, 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Hilly Fields     £30 (£25 for siblings)

 

Can be booked separately, so children can attend one or both sessions.

We will play lots of games, build dens, make some environmental art, make things using our wide range of tools and just have fun!

IMPORTANT: Read our Forries Covid-19 Policy here   General Tier 4 – High Alert rules

Children need to be dressed for the weather (layers, waterproofs and wellies or stout boots for cold weather) and are required to bring their own packed snack and a drink.

To book via our secure booking system, click here or use the ‘Book Now’ button at the top of the page.

 

CANCELLED – Christmas Holiday 2020 sessions

Hi everyone,

With a heavy heart, and after carefully checking the Government guidance, we sadly will need to cancel our lovely Christmas sessions for today and tomorrow.  As much as we would have loved to end the year meeting up together it would not be in the spirit of the guidance that tells us not to meet – however lovely it would have been!

But in the true spirit of Forest School and making do with what is available – we’ve pulled out all the stops and Anna has agreed to do a Zoom session with us on Tuesday morning.  This will just be a short session for approximately 30 mins beginning at 11am.  To join, please reply to this email and we will send you the Zoom link. This session is open to all who booked for either of our Christmas sessions.

We are hoping to be able to come on line later today and are busy organising a Zoom version of the spiral session.  Please stay tuned to Mailchimp and our social media where there will be an update. If anything does happen, it will be at 5pm this evening, and again, will be open to anyone who booked for Christmas sessions.

As you will appreciate the Tier 4 ruling has happened at a very late notice and we have been working very hard to try and keep things as normal as possible.  We would ask that you please allow us to extend to you a credit for this session to be used in 2021.  Alternatively, if you do require a refund we would ask that you please contact us within 5 days to confirm this so that we can arrange this for you.

Remember – please check your mails and our social media for updates regarding a session later today and to also let us know if you can join us for a short session tomorrow at 11am.

Many thanks for your patience and as always, your support.

James and the Forries team

New Sessions for Spring Term 2021

Sessions will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting from 11th January until the 26th March 2021.  (Half term sessions will be posted separately). The Forest Sprite/ pre-school sessions are now 2 hours in duration, in line with Forest School requirements.

Monday

  • Pre-School ‘Forest Sprite’, 10.00-12.00, starts 11th January, Eliot Pits wood, Blackheath   – £200
  • After-School, 3.30 – 5.30, Eliot Pits wood, Blackheath   – £270
    – pickup available from John Ball and All Saints schools.

Wednesday

  • Pre-School ‘Forest Sprite’, 10.00-12.00, starts 13th January, Manor Park   – £200
  • After-School, 3.30 – 5.30, Hilly Fields   – £270
    – pickup available from Gordonbrock school.

Friday

  • Pre-School ‘Forest Sprite’, 10.00-12.00, starts 15th January, Manor Park   – £200
  • After-School, 3.30 – 5.30, Manor Park   – £270
    – pickup available from Trinity school.

Parents/carers running late can let us know and will be able to pick up until 6.00 while we pack up the site.

Sibling discounts are available. £180 per this term for pre-school and £240 for after-school sessions.

To book via our secure booking system, click here or use the ‘Book Now’ button at the top of the page.

IMPORTANT: Read our Forries Covid-19 Policy here!    General Tier 2 – High Alert rules

COVID Update: In order to be able to continue running Forest School during the ongoing pandemic, we have to limit the number of adults in base camp during Pre-School sessions to 6. Parents who cannot be in the circle are welcome to be in the parks with their children in their sight. I.e. when we play ‘1,2,3, where r u?’, they are encouraged to link up with their children for this game. We are aware this is not easy for anyone, but it is what we have to do to continue Forest School. Fine tuning these arrangements will be done by consensus and on an ongoing basis.

Christmas Holiday 2020 Session Dates

Holiday Pre-School and Primary Sessions:

Winter Solstice Christmas Spiral session

  • Monday, 21st December, 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Manor Park     £35 (£30 for siblings)
  • Parents to join us with lantern at 5:30pm for singing!

Drumming and decoration-making session with Anna Katama-Atkinson of Africa Experience

  • Tuesday, 22nd December, 10:00am – 12:00pm – Manor Park     £35 (£30 for siblings)

IMPORTANT: Read our Forries Covid-19 Policy here   General Tier 2 – High Alert rules

Children need to be dressed for the weather (layers, waterproofs and wellies or stout boots for cold weather) and are required to bring their own packed snack and a drink.

These sessions are usually drop-off. In case any parents would like to stay we have to limit the number of adults in base camp during these sessions to 3 in order to be able to continue running Forest School during the ongoing pandemic.

To book via our secure booking system, click here or use the ‘Book Now’ button at the top of the page.

Autumn Half-Term Sessions

26th October, 10.00-12.00am – Manor Park     

27th October, 10.00-12.00am – Eliot Pit Wood   

28th October, 10.00-12.00am – Hilly Fields  

£30 per session / siblings £25

IMPORTANT: Read our Forries Covid-19 Policy here!

Update 24/10/20: In order to be able to continue running Forest School during the ongoing pandemic, we have to limit the number of adults in base camp during sessions to 6. Parents who cannot be in the circle are welcome to be in the parks with their children in their sight. I.e. when we play ‘1,2,3, where r u?’, they are encouraged to link up with their children for this game. 

We are aware this is not easy for anyone, but it is what we have to do to continue Forest School. Fine tuning these arrangements will be done by consensus and on an ongoing basis.
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To book via our secure booking system, click here or use the ‘Book Now’ button at the top of the page.

New Sessions for Autumn Term 2020

New Sessions for Autum Term 2020

 

Monday

  • Pre-School ‘Forest Sprite’, 10.00-12.00, starts 14th September, Eliot Pits wood, Blackheath   – £260
  • After-School, 3.30 – 5.30, Eliot Pits wood, Blackheath   – £351
    – pickup available from John Ball and All Saints schools.

Wednesday

  • Pre-School ‘Forest Sprite’, 10.00-12.00, starts 16th September, Manor Park   – £260
  • After-School, 3.30 – 5.30, Hilly Fields   – £351
    – pickup available from Gordonbrock school.

Friday

  • Pre-School ‘Forest Sprite’, 10.00-12.00, starts 18th September, Manor Park   – £260
  • After-School, 3.30 – 5.30, Manor Park   – £351
    – pickup available from Trinity school.
     

Parents/carers running late can let us know and will be able to pick up until 6.00 while we pack up the site.

Sibling discounts are available. £240 per for pre-school and £324 for after-school sessions.

To book via our secure booking system, click here or use the ‘Book Now’ button at the top of the page.

Update 24/10/20: In order to be able to continue running Forest School during the ongoing pandemic, we have to limit the number of adults in base camp during Pre-School sessions to 6. Parents who cannot be in the circle are welcome to be in the parks with their children in their sight. I.e. when we play ‘1,2,3, where r u?’, they are encouraged to link up with their children for this game. 
We are aware this is not easy for anyone, but it is what we have to do to continue Forest School.
Fine tuning these arrangements will be done by consensus and on an ongoing basis.

New sessions for August 2020!

Hooraaay!! We’re back!!
We are running short sessions throughout August:

  • 1st and 3rd weeks in Manor Park.
  • 2nd and 4th weeks at Hilly Fields.

  • Morning sessions (10 – 12am)
  • Afternoon sessions (1:30 – 3:30pm)

£30 per session (discounts available)

Mix & Match discounts
Sibling discounts will apply. Full week discount available. (only 1 discount per family)

IMPORTANT: Read our Forries Covid-19 Policy here!

To book, click here