Forest Schools

Wild Kelburn Forest School

Find all you need to know to join in with our Junior Rangers and Forest Tot sessions.
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:

2019 Term 1 begins Tues/Wednesday 19th/ 20th February and ends 26th/27th March

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.

When: Every Wednesday 3.30pm – 5.30pm during Term Time

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.

When: Tuesday  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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