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Forest School for Home Educating Children

Holistic. Accessible. Regenerative. Education.

HARE runs Forest School sessions in Parkend, Gloucestershire.

Our home ed forest school for 8-12 years runs on Monday afternoons 12:15-3:00pm.

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Forest School for Home Educating Children

Our Forest School Workshops for Home Educating children open in September 2023 for children aged 8-12 years. Starting on the 4th September these sessions will run every Monday during term time 12:15-3:00pm at Beaver Lodge, Whitecroft road, Parkend, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4HG. Bursary places are available for families on low incomes.


Our Forest School sessions include whittling, fire lighting, den building, cooking popcorn and marshmallows on the fire and other bushcraft skills.  Art and crafts, such as painting and sculpting with clay.  Willow crafts, wood crafts and other traditional woodland crafts.  Group circle and group games. We will provide drinks, please bring a packed lunch.

Booking is through our website in half term blocks.  You can also book a one-off taster workshop. If you can't see a taster session you can make, please get in touch and we will open one for you.


Please subscribe to our mailing list (at the bottom of the page) to be the first to hear when booking opens for a new half term, and to find out what else we re doing.

Forest School Principles

Forest School is an atmosphere created by community within the woodland, facilitated by Forest School trained professionals.  Forest School is designed to build confidence, self-esteem and emotional resilience.  ​Forest School works brilliantly with learners who are anxious or have low self-esteem, and can help others find their voice.  It creates a positive road to mental well-being, through understanding problems and working them through to solutions.  This resilience is so important especially as mental health problems in both children and adults are increasing.  


You can read more about Forest School and it's 6 core principles on our Forest School page.

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