HALF-TERM EVENTS are NOW FULLY BOOKED

Blacknest Woodland in autumn is a place of excitement and exploration. Book in for a day of activity that has been described by many of our former participants as “The best day ever”. Play energetic games, learn new skills, cook over a campfire, climb trees, meet with our family of deer (when you can stalk very quietly) and engage with the many seasonal changes. Find booking details...
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Half Day of Woodland Adventure & Learning

As the weather warms up and the days grow longer Blacknest Forest School provides holidaying children with interesting “away-day alternatives” to their computer and mobile phone screens. Agility & Artistry Individual and group challenges plus the opportunity to learn real woodland skills like lighting fires without matches and cooking over the hot embers. Leave the iPads and...
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Blacknest Honey for Sale

Blacknest Woodland is incredibly fortunate to have a bee-keeper who sites his hives in a corner of the woodland. The bees do a magnificent job of pollinating the woodland flowers and shrubs to produce a high quality honey. Last year they worked particularly hard so, for the first time, our bee-keeper has enough product to offer it for sale.   A pot of honey is £5 and they can be...
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The Sky’s the Limit at Blacknest Forest School

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education. Forest School offers learners the...
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Ten on A Tree – Fun in Blacknest Forest School

Ten Onto One goes Very Nicely  and these 10 children think that  a 200 year old beech tree (blown over in a gale) makes a perfect climbing frame. At Blacknest Forest School we have two ancient trees that were felled by nature and they have rapidly become everyday elements in the child led adventure programmes that put excitement back into curriculum teaching. If you teach locally and your school...
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