Forest Schools

Wild Kelburn Forest School

Find all you need to know to join in with our Junior Rangers.

With lots of variety in our woodland there will be plenty to enchant our young explorers!

Our aim is to promote learning in the outdoors through activity, exploration, individual and group challenges
while nurturing a relationship with nature.

Please read more or contact the rangers at: 

Our Forest Tots will not run again until 2020, please check in on facebook or on this page for updates.

2019 Dates

Junior Rangers on Wednesdays

Autumn Term 2: 4 week block, beginning 5th November – 27th November

Junior Rangers

Forest School

Our Wild Kelburn gives a great opportunity for kids to be close to nature for extended periods and develop a greater understanding and a positive relationship with the natural environment.


Activities: Bushcraft, nature walks, tool work, minibeasts, bird box building, natural craft and much more. Snack included.


TERM 1: Wednesdays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th September and 2nd and 9th October 2019, at 3:30pm – 5:30pm

TERM 2: Wednesdays 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th November 2019 at 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Price Options:
Due to demand we can only reserve spaces for block bookings. Thank you for your understanding.

Block bookings based on a £5/session

Family deal – additional siblings half price.

The Ranger Centre is our meeting point and gives us an ideal base, providing an indoor area supporting the forest school activities. Kelburn’s Castle and history will also feature as part of the afterschool club and it is hoped they will gain an insight to this amazing estate, which has been owned by the same family for over 800 years.

To participate, we require kids to have good outdoor clothing, including footwear and a change of clothes if arriving in school uniform.

We have changing facilities available and encourage them to be prepared and enthusiastic!

Please email for more info.



Forest Tots

Forest tots

Our sessions are aimed at the younger toddlers and upwards, walking competently and happy to explore.


Activities: Den building, mini beast safaris, scavenger hunts, mud pies, nature walks, exploring, crafts and much more.


TERM 1: Tuesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th September and 1st and 8th October 2019 at  10.15am – 11.30am

TERM 2: Tuesdays 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th November  2019 at  10.15am – 11.30am

Price: £3 per child (1 adult free with every child)

Children are to be accompanied by an adult

Please email for more info.

Our Forest Tots program takes place here at Kelburn every Tuesday 10.15 – 11.30am, dependant on demand. For this term we will only be running one session but may offer more later in the year.

This is all about fun in the forest while the children learn through play and exploration. It is coordinated by Kelburn Ranger, Jo Turner, who is a qualified Forest School Leader.

We provide simple biscuits, milk and hot chocolate for snack and by all means bring an alternative option should your child prefer something different. Adults will be asked to get involved and we will shape the session around the needs of the whole group with rests for all.


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