Forest Explorers offer a wide range of interactive programmes for primary, secondary schools, colleges, universities and groups including scouts and youth groups. All activities take place outdoors however all assisted group visits include the use of our classroom in the event of bad weather. When not in use our classroom is available to hire to schools wishing to visit on a self-led basis. We offer a range of pre-designed programmes covering a wide variety of topics from minibeasts to plants. Please contact us if you require something more specific and we will be happy to tailor make a programme to suit your requirements. All programmes are closely linked to the National Curriculum. Learning in the forest and the outdoors provides an excellent setting for learning and understanding across all ages by enabling the children to gain practical experience of subjects previously only studied in the school classroom.
NEW! Nature Treasure Trail, a self led trail through the forest looking for nature containers with a hidden message.
Call or email for more information and to book.
The forest provides a perfect setting for our youngsters to get in touch with nature and become aware of the natural world. Choose a full day with a Ranger for your class up to 30 and 2 programmes or bring 2 classes up to 60 and you can have 2 rangers leading your day with a variety of programmes to choose from the following (please note some sessions are not available all year round):
- Scavenger Hunt
- Minibeast Hunting
- Animal Homes
- Forest Art
- Forest School Taster
Key Stage 1 & 2
- Amazing Forests
- Habitat Investigators
- Senses and Literacy in the Forest
- Bush craft
- Sensory Seekers
- Forest Art
- Shelter Building
- Stone Age
- Forest School Taster
Stone Age Programme
Join us on a journey backwards in time, to when the world was different and our ancestors lived in a world without cars, mobile phones and computers. Come with us to learn about how people of the past lived in an ever changing landscape, when the world of human beings was new and intertwined with our environment. Join our ranger, a qualified archeologist and extremely knowledgeable in this era to learn all about the lives, tools & technology of our stone age ancestors. On this day, he will be in character, dressed in full Stone Age costume as “Talan,” an authentic cave man.
This programme can be delivered within your school grounds should you require. We would need a large hall or school field.
(Stone Age programme for Key Stage 2 only)
Secondary Schools, Colleges and Universities
The forest is ideal for GCSE and A-level Geography and Biology field studies. Please contact us if you wish to carry out studies within the forest. We will be more than happy to advise you on suitable areas. Activities such as shelter building and bushcraft are great for teambuilding. We welcome colleges and universities studying a wide range of courses from Tourism to Land Management and Conservation who want to visit the forest for a guided walk and talk.
Please contact us to let us know if you are coming on a self-led visit. This is very important as Delamere is a working forest, we need to be able to inform you of any areas which may be out of use due to forest operations. This will enable your visit to run smoothly.
If you have suitable grounds at your nursery or school, we are more than happy to come out to you. Save you the cost and hassle of booking the coach!
Teacher Training & INSET Days
Is your school looking to do more outdoor learning but you feel you do not have the skills to provide this? Why not book a teacher training course or an INSET Day at Delamere Forest to get ideas and inspiration? The activities you learn can almost always be adapted for use in all settings. At Delamere Forest we provide Forest School INSET Days for whole staff groups. A Forest School area is set up in the forest and is perfect for visualising how Forest School works. If you have suitable school grounds, Forest School INSET days can be delivered at your school so you can see how you can utilise your own setting.