9:30 am - 3:00 pm
It’s time to get kids off the screens and into our Forest School these school holidays! Our Forest School teaches children essential bush survival and bushcraft skills through hands on learning and nature based activities that are fun, engaging and promote self esteem, confidence, build resilience and most importantly encourage them to move and strengthen their bodies and connect with nature in a deep and meaningful way.
Each Forest School holiday program is different so no two will be alike. During this school holiday Forest School workshop, the children will learn how to safely use tools and with the loose parts we provide, have the opportunity to construct and build anything they choose. The group will also go on a bush walk learning about the plants and wildlife, learn to track animals, play nature connection team building games, do plenty of climbing and best of all, make some awesome new friends!
Our forest school aims to inspire creativity, a natural curiosity and enriching sensory play experience while following your child’s interests at all times. We also ensure that children learn to use their bodies so that they develop strength, good balance and coordination while learning to take safe risks with guidance and support from the educators.
The forest school workshop will be led by Adam and held at Westerfolds Park in Templestowe.
Adam is an experienced workshop facilitator and forest school leader with a background in Outdoor Education. Penny who is a certified level 3 Forest School Leader and Primary School Teacher who has over 5 years experience running bush programs for families.
Our small group sizes mean that each child gets individualised one one time and with our experienced facilitators to learn the skills they are interested in.
Forest school Melbourne is an all-weather outdoor program so you need to make sure you bring appropriate weather protection and clothing. Children must have closed footwear when walking in the bush, sun hats, sunscreen, wet weather gear, plenty of snacks and water and a change of clothes. Our program will only be cancelled in the event of an extreme weather warning; fire, storm, high temperatures and strong wind.
Ages: 6-12 years
- This is a drop of session only. (Please contact us beforehand if your child has any additional needs)