Blacknest Forest School is located in a large, private woodland of immense variety, adjacent to Windsor Great Park.  It offers a secure place to explore nature and engage in an endless series of outdoor activities that encourage the imagination of each child to soar while developing a lasting connection with the natural world.

Blacknest has been my home since 1960 when my parents bought the land to build a family house. Working in the woods is how our family enjoy time together. It is a privilege to be steward of this land and to preserve it for future generations.

Having qualified as a Level 3 Forest School leader, I established my Forest School in 2017 both as a resource for children and as a base from which to encourage and train other local Forest School practitioners. I work with a number of experienced colleagues to organise specific days for groups during the holidays.

Vicki Stewart, Brightwood Training, runs regular development sessions for Forest School practitioners using the unique facilities at Blacknest.

Forthcoming plans include a pre-school programme during 2020

All activities are fully risk-assessed and the site is fully insured for its Forest School activities.  All staff coming on the site are Disclosure and Barring Service DBS cleared and there is always a Forest School trained person on site.  Any user may see a copy of our risk-assessment and hand book of other policies such as emergency routines, lost child procedures.

Contact Me:

If you are interested in any of the programmes we are currently offering or would like to suggest some ideas for the future, please contact me either:

By email

Or by phone 01344874160