At our Prestwich site we have a fully enclosed forest school which backs directly onto the Kersal Dale woodland. From our base we go out into the woods with our holiday club groups and explore everyday.

We currently run holiday clubs for children aged 4-7 years during the Easter and Summer holidays.

Our core opening times are 8.30am to 4.00pm but there is the opportunity to top up for earlier starts and later finishes.

The club is run by our qualified forest school leaders who have been trained on site at our forest school training centre.

We spend the majority of the time outside and ask that children wear appropriate footwear and clothing with layers so that they are adaptable to conditions.

We will be out in most weathers but if there are high winds we do have buildings on site where we can retreat to. On the whole though, we will build our own shelters and a warming fire to fully experience the outdoors.

Children need to bring a packed lunch and a water bottle each day. We will refill water bottles throughout the day.

We accept all childcare vouchers and offer sibling discounts. Bookings are via Eventbrite – look out for the latest link for bookings which generally goes live here around 5-6 weeks before the holidays.

We run a wide variety of activities with the children being heavily involved in the planning and decision making of what activities we do each day.

Examples of the types of activities we do include:

  • Den making
  • Bug hunts
  • Forest crafts
  • Campfire cooking
  • Mask craft
  • Adventure walks
  • Outdoor games
  • Clay creatures
  • Nature navigation