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Holistic. Accessible. Regenerative. Education

Nurturing Families in Nature

HARE aims to improve the well-being of families in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, through mindful engagement with nature and building community.

We run workshops and courses incorporating Forest School, yoga, mindfulness and traditional crafts.  All our services are SEN and neurodiversity friendly.

Gift Vouchers now available.

HARE, nestled in the heart of the Forest of Dean, is dedicated to nurturing the physical and mental well-being of families through holistic experiential education and community. Our innovative approach draws inspiration from Montessori, Steiner, and Reggio Emilia, weaving together Forest School principles, yoga, mindfulness, traditional crafts, and nature engagement. Our intergenerational workshops, courses, and events, prioritise connecting with the natural environment and fostering mental health support for all. We ensure inclusivity by offering autism and SEN-friendly services, along with bursaries for families on low incomes. Our diverse weekly sessions include Forest Play, Home Educator Workshops, After-School Clubs, Yoga, and Nurture in Nature group walks. We extend our impact through family workshops, school gardening clubs, and a welly library. As we look ahead to 2024, we're developing new services designed to enrich the lives of families in our community.

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Nurture in Nature


Weekly pushchair friendly walks for parents, babies and young children.

Meet like-minded parents while improving your well-being.

Forest of Dean

image of a toddler in the woodland, wearing brightly coloured waterproof clothing and holding a leaf.  There are celandine flowers on the woodland floor

Forest Play 0-5 yrs

Parent & Toddler style outdoor group for parents and babies/children aged 0-5 years

Mondays 9:30-11:30am

Outdoor sensory play, mud kitchen, crafts, circle time, tea/coffee.

Beaver Lodge, Parkend, Glos

 Home Education

Forest School for home educating children 8-12 years.

Mondays 12:15pm to 3:00pm during term time

Bursary places for families on very low incomes.

Beaver Lodge, Parkend, Gloucestershire

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After School Workshop

Forest School Workshop

for children 8-11 years

Every Monday during term time from 


Whittling, den building, crafts, games, cooking on the fire.

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Boy and sister

Welly & Waterproof Library

Wellies & waterproofs for long and short-term loan in the Forest of Dean. Bring your old wellies and swap for the next size up.

Yoga Stretches

Yoga for Women's Health

Slow Flow - Cinderford

Accessible, non intimidating yoga classes for ALL women.  Reduce stress and anxiety.  You'll leave feeling calm and rejuvenated.

School Holiday Workshops

Children's Forest Craft Workshops

3rd-5th January 2024

FREE places for children in receipt of Free School Meals

Lunch included

Beaver Lodge, Parkend, Gloucestershire


Family Forest Gathering

Bring the whole Family to enjoy Forest School.  Our next workshop will be in Spring 2024. Subscribe to newsletter to recieve dates.

FREE for families in receipt of free school meals.

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About HARE

Holistic. Accessible.

Regenerative. Education.

Read about HARE, our approach, aims, ethos and educational theory.

What is Forest School?

Find out more about the amazing benefits of Forest School, the theory and principles, the aims and purpose of Forest School, and why we choose this pedagogy.

Meet our Team

Find out more about who we are, why we love being outdoors and why we are so passionate about nature and well-being.

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Read our blog posts about forest school, nature, education, mindfulness and well-being.

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