Everyone is excited here at Forest Explorers, it’s all about our After School Club!
How do we book a place?
We have currently suspended our After School Club until Spring 2017. It is hoped, if we receive enough future interest, that we will continue to run the club seasonally, in Spring and Summer. We will continue to take your details for our waiting list and will contact you when the club is due to restart.
If you would like more information or would like to book a place on the Spring 2017 programme please email [email protected] or call 07808 506308.
If your child is not yet 5 years old please contact us to add their name to a waiting list for a place.
Does your child love the outdoors? Do you want your child to have fun in the great outdoors? Do you want your child to learn about the environment? Our After School Club will ensure all this and much more!
What will the children be doing?
Our weekly club is full of a great variety of exciting outdoor activities. Each week is different, however activities may include building dens, hunting for mini beasts, food preparation and camp fire cooking, arts and crafts, woodland games, outdoor first aid and much more including seasonal crafts. Every session includes refreshments and a snack cooked on the fire.
Learning about the environment and nature is an important part of our club.
The children loved walking the Stick Man trail in the dark!
‘There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!’
It is a great place to have fun, learn new skills and make new friends. Over time children will grow in self-confidence, independence, self-esteem and develop communication and problem-solving skills and a love and appreciation of the outdoors.
When, who for, where and how much?
Our After School Club runs every week on a Thursday 4.30-6pm for reception children and older. Each session costs £7, payable on a termly basis. We meet at our education classroom which is located behind TRACS cycle hire. We ask that children are not accompanied during the sessions.
What do the children need to bring?
We are outside for the majority of the sessions and will inevitably get muddy so please ensure your children come dressed for outdoor weather. We do have an indoor, heated classroom which we do use for some crafts or if the weather is too extreme to be out in the forest. Essential kit includes full waterproofs including a coat with a hood (no fashion coats please!), boots or wellies and long sleeved trousers and tops all year round.
Most importantly – what the children say
‘We love sitting outside in the dark around the fire. The best part is cooking food on the fire.’
Children prepare and cook food on the fire each week. Chocolate chip bannock bread is a firm favourite!