Held at Foxbury in the New Forest

Part of the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 initiative.

         

Playgroup:

For accompanied children aged 0-5.

This group runs every fortnight from 10.00am – 12.00pm (term time only!)

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – call 07508019221 or check for dates and book here

Individual child £8.50 , adults are FREE

Family Fun Day:

For all ages and abilities.

We have a Family Fun Day once a month on a Sunday from 11am-1pm.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – call 07508019221 or check for dates here

£6.50 per person (under 1’s are free)

 

Alternatively, you can follow us on facebook and book your tickets here

 

Foxbury Family Christmas Special

Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Join us for a pre Christmas Special and make your very own Christmas presents.

Wooden Reindeer, Christmas decorations, Wrapping paper, Candle holders and much more.

Enjoy a mince pie and hot drink around the cosy campfire.

£ 8 per person (this includes all the material for your presents) Booking essential.

Find all the dates and tickets here

Location

Visit this page to find out more about Foxbury. We meet at the Half Moon car park, Blackhill Road, East Wellow, Romsey, SO51 6AQ.

More about Foxbury here.

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.

Structure

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,games and stories
  • cooking over the fire
  • chatting about our adventures and achievements around the camp fire

Activities

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!