Douglas Tree provides a range of forest school sessions for children aged two to eleven years. The aim of these sessions is to provide children with regular contact with nature, offer them the opportunity to take risks, promote holistic development and foster resilient, confident and independent learners in an enabling environment. See below for a brief outline of the type of sessions we offer.
Stay & Play – We offer stay and play forest school sessions every Saturday. During these sessions children are encouraged to be imaginative as they explore through free play and structured activities, using their senses and developing their confidence and creativity. The activities and experiences change weekly and at the end of every session the fire is lit for marshmallows to be toasted and s’mores to be made.
Mini Stay & Play – A short version of our weekend stay & play session for those who may not be able to make it on the weekend or just fancy a shorter session.
Forest School Fledglings – This adult & child course is aimed at sharing early childhood inspiration and forest school know how. Providing parents/carers with an exciting 6 week experience, with new tasks and activities every week for you and your child!
Family Fun Days – The last Sunday of every month we will be holding family fun days! These will be themed each month and will cover topics such as pirates, fairies and elves, treasure hunting and family survival! Families with children of all ages welcome.
Forest Tots – Children under 2 years are invited to the woods to experience an incredible outdoor sensory experience. We all know that children learn best from calm environments that support their senses. Our sessions in the great outdoors provide wildlife as the background noise and natural resources for your children to mouth, transport, play and explore. The class will provide stations for your little ones to experience and each session will end with a song around the campfire. £5 per child, with babies under 12 months free.
Childminder Sessions – Childminders can join us every Tuesday 9:45-11:15 for natural play and exploration at our site, themed activities and resources. All that for £6 for the first child and £2 for each child after (per childminder). Booking essential – limited availability.
Birthday Parties – We offer birthday parties every weekend and during school holidays for children aged 2-8 years, soon to expand to 11 years. Our birthday parties offer exclusive use of the site, access to a variety of resources, your own designated team who will deliver games and activities tailored to your child’s interests. We have a range of packages and can even offer a delicious meal cooked over the fire.
Holiday Club – Our holiday club runs during the Wirral school holidays and is aimed at children aged 4 to 11 years. children are dropped off and spend the day at our woodland site, where we offer a host of nature based activities and experiences, all at the children pace. Children’s resilience and risk taking is supported whilst children have access to projects involving tools and fires.