In the school holidays there are Woodland Activity days where kids from 0-6 can play, learn, make friends and have fun in nature.
Morning (9.30am to 11.30pm) or afternoon (1pm-3pm) sessions are available with trained forest school leaders, or Duke of Edinburgh leaders who will facilitate child led play based on what is happening on the farm that day, seasonal changes and the interests of the children. We can do some basic campfire cooking and Woodland crafts.
Staff are DBS checked. Parents stay with children 3 and under and at hand for 4-6 year olds.
Bring your own snacks, suncream and suitable clothing for the weather.
Discounts available for siblings, people that have been before when you bring a friend, low income families and people that sign up for 4 or more sessions.
General admission: £11 per first child, £4 per sibling (siblings under 1 are free)
Been before bring a friend: £6 per first child (£4 per sibling) every time you bring a friend.
Low income families: £6 per first child, £4 per sibling
Booking 4 or more sessions: type discount code "4ormoresessions" for 20% off the total.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you DBS (prev. CRB) checked?
Yes. All staff are DBS checked.
Are you first aid trained?
Do Parents need to stay?
Ages 0-6 yes.
Should the children bring food?
Bring some food, though we will cook a little on the campfire.
Do the children need to bring a change of clothes?
This is a good idea. We do not envisage the need for a change of clothes, but just in case.
What clothes should they wear?
Clothes for the forest. Sturdy shoes. Hat. Sun cream.
Democratic learning communities
The Future of Black Grove Woods
Inspired by the joyful approach to learning in Finnish schools. We would like to build a learning community at Black Grove Farm where kids have the experience of design and control over their own learning time.