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The Red Forest School

Childrens Activities

Fun In The Forest At Kinver Edge

Childrens Activities

We have a wide range of children’s activities at The Red Forest School based at Kinver Edge – Sign up below for our newsletter for news of special one day seasonal events.

UNDER 5’s MINI ADVENTURERS

At The Red Forest School Mini Adventurers is designed for children to learn through natural play in the outdoors with their parents/carers. With all sessions following the guidelines of the forest school principles and ethos.

Sessions ideal for children from walking to 5 years – Every Thursday during term time – 10-11am

At the start of the session meet “Bobby the Badger”. This leads into a mixed hour of guided activities and child led activities. The activity themes change each week and are available alongside activities such as den building, mini beast hunting, playing in the mud kitchen, playing games, story telling, pond dipping, climbing, swinging in the trees and more.

Sessions are tailored to develop your child’s self-confidence, self-esteem and social skills.

We start with child initiated activities and as they become more confident with their surroundings the tasks increase in skill level. During sessions, we use specialised tools and skills– bow saws, hand drills and lighting fires.

£4.00 per child – Each session will include a drink and a snack

Please book in advance with Deb on 07973471554 or email theredforestschool@gmail.com

You can book in half termly blocks, (discount available on request) or pay weekly

Please arrive at the tea room 15 minutes before your session with adult to complete paperwork

What to bring

Children should be dressed for the outdoors with a waterproof coat, long sleeve top, trousers, sturdy closed shoes and with appropriate hat and scarf or sunscreen

Consent forms should be completed and brought to the adventure club, please download the consent form below, print it off, fill it in and bring it with you on your first visit.

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HOLIDAY FORESTRY ADVENTURE CLUB

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During the school holidays, The Red Forest School runs the Forestry Club at Kinver Edge for 2-12 year olds. Each session will take the children on a different adventure.

This 2 hour session facilitated

Sessions 10.30-12.30 and 1.30-3.30

This a 2 hour session led by our qualified Forest school leader. During the child led sessions your children will get involved in activities such as

Mud kitchen – Campfires and Cooking Crafts – Mini beast hunting – Fire lighting
Songs and story telling – Clay art – Tool and woodwork skills – And a lot more

Sessions 10-12am and 1-3pm – £5.00 per child (Siblings £4.50) – Each session will include a drink and a snack

Please arrive at the tea room 15 minutes before your session with adult to complete paperwork

Adults must stay with children under 5 but adults are welcome to leave over 5’s in the care of the qualified forest school leader if they wish

Consent forms should be completed and brought to the adventure club, please download a form below.

What to bring

Children should be dressed for the outdoors with a waterproof coat, long sleeve top, trousers, sturdy closed shoes and with appropriate hat and scarf or sunscreen

Adults who wish to continue into the Arboretum and Gardens whilst their child is at Forestry Club or before or after the session may be asked to pay an admission fee.

There is no admission fee into the tea rooms if you wish to wait there. Forestry Club is not included in the kids go free offer

AFTER SCHOOL FOREST CLUB

Does your child no longer do Forest School at school ? Does your child love being outdoors?

This weekly after school forest club is open to 5-14 year olds

Mondays 4.30 – 6pm

Cost £6.00 per child – £5.00 siblings

Each week the children will be involved in different activities. Typically they will include den building, mini beast hunting, campfire cooking, tool use, bush craft skills, pond dipping, arts and craft

Each session will include a drink and a snack

Please book in advance with Deb on 07973471554 or email theredforestschool@gmail.com

Please arrive at the tea room 15 minutes before your session with adult to complete paperwork

What to bring

Children should be dressed for the outdoors with a waterproof coat, long sleeve top, sturdy closed shoes and with appropriate hat and scarf or sunscreen

Consent forms should be completed and brought to the club, please download the consent form below print it off and bring it with you on your first visit.

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FOREST SCHOOL PARTIES

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Do you want a party with a difference? Then this might be for you?

During the 2 hour forest school party, you have exclusive use of the forest school site, with the party hosted by a DBS qualified forest school leader. Weekend parties run throughout the year and evening parties are available from May to September

Bring the cake and we will do the rest. You cook your own party food sausages and more over an open fire and will be entertained by the forest school leader.

A drink is also included, either hot chocolate/squash depending upon the weather

Party themes could include “Forest Fun”, Pirates, Fairies and Wizards, Dinosaurs, Army, Superheroes, Princess, Minibeast hunting, The Gruffalo and Bushcraft for 8-12 year olds

Parties could also include the following activities

Mud Kitchen
Crafts
Fire lighting
Songs and story telling
Clay art
Pond dipping

But if your child has a particular interest please ask whether that theme can be used.

At least two parents/carers are required to be in attendance at all times during the party.

Of course, these parties are not limited to children’s parties, adults why not have a party and bring out the child in you!

Consent forms should be completed and brought to the party, please download from below.

Cost £12.00 per child

£50 deposit required to secure party date

For more bookings and more information contact Deb on 07973471554 or theredforestschool@gmail.com

What to bring

Children should be dressed for the outdoors with a waterproof coat, long sleeve top, trousers, sturdy closed shoes and with appropriate hat and scarf or sunscreen

Adults who wish to continue into the Arboretum and Gardens whilst their child is at the party, may be asked to pay an admission fee.

There is no admission fee into the tea rooms if you wish to wait there.

What others say about us…

“My daughter had an amazing party here with Deb and Dan from the forest school. All the kids had great fun and the forest school staff were great. A stunning place for a party. Highly recommended.”

Richard CMay 2016

“We have just had our son’s fourth birthday party at Arley Arboretum and it was absolutely brilliant! We had 13 children for the party and they all had a lovely time. We chose to have the party in the forest school which is situated away from the main arboretum in a private area with a fire pit, a mud kitchen, a rope ladder and rope swing… Deb, the forest school leader, was brilliant with the kids… Thank you so much to everyone at The Red Forest for making Sam’s party so fun! I would recommend this to everyone.”

Clare B June 2016

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