Visit the Dorset Forest School website for further information about this Whittle Stix Collective partner.

Holton Lee session

Currently we have a monthly playgroup session in the beautiful grounds of the Holton Lee Estate (near Wareham).

We also run a Dementia friendly Greenwood Club every Friday for people living with Dementia and their carers.


For accompanied children aged 0-5, every THIRD Friday of the month/ term time only.

10.30am – 12.30am


Greenwood Club (Dementia friendly):

This group meets every Friday 10am – 2.30pm.

The group is very welcoming and supports people living with Dementia and their carers.

Our facilities are easily accessible with parking on site and a nearby toilet. Mobility scooters available on request.

For more details, please contact Jill from Dorset Forest School 07957 390087.


See the location page for more details about Holton Lee.

What to wear/bring

Visit this page to find out all about what you need to bring to your first Forest School session, and for future sessions once you are a seasoned forester!

What we’ll be covering

This will depend on what nature has to offer during the current season.


The sessions are usually structured in a similar way

  • a warm welcome, including a little warm up and a short introduction to the ‘theme’ of the session
  • walking to ‘base camp’ whilst foraging or looking for things we need
  • snack/drinks
  • lots of different activities, crafts and games
  • cooking over the fire
  • chatting about our adventures and achievements around the camp fire
  • storytelling


Our activities are small achievable tasks, designed to give everyone a sense of achievement (there is no right or wrong). These may include

  • Wild Art
  • Foraging and cooking
  • Safe tool use
  • Den Building
  • Games
  • Bush craft

All our activities tie in with the National Curriculum and can be adapted to all ages and abilities.

Find out more about the activities that your mini-adventurer will experience at our sessions.

If your mini-adventurer gets distracted by a mini beast or is curios about discovering other things during our activities, please support them in their discovery and feel free to share it with all of us. We highly encourage self directed learning!