Owlets Forest School

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Aimed at 2-11 year olds, Owlets Forest School provides opportunities for children to steer their own learning in a natural, woodland setting. It offers a range of activities that enable children to develop as confident, resilient and creative learners.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • it provides opportunities for children to be physically active outdoors;
  • mixing with children of various ages and abilities develops social skills (including teamwork, cooperative learning and problem-solving);
  • children  are supported to participate safely, learning about risk and resilience – growing their skills and confidence.

“Our daughter has been going to Owlets for a few months now. She thoroughly enjoys herself. Staff are excellent at running the sessions and always have an interesting activity planned for the children to do – making a bird feeder out of a pumpkin was a favourite!”

What to expect

Owlets Forest School believes that children can best explore their skills, confidence, abilities and creativity in an outdoor setting, respecting each other whilst respecting nature.

Every session at Owlets Forest School is different as play and activities are guided by the interests of the children who attend and tailored to their ages & abilities (including those with additional needs). Activities include:

  • natural art
  • fire making
  • den building
  • collecting and identifying leaves, trees, animals and birds
  • climbing
  • knot-tying
  • using tools and woodwork
  • team building games.

Owlets Forest School leaders are there to help and support everyone and have been trained by the Forest School Association. They have been checked by the Disclosure & Barring Service, and Owlets Forest School has public liability insurance.

More information

Saturday sessions are held throughout the year and there are also sessions in the school holidays – email or telephone Owlets Forest School to check availability and book a place.

Sessions are morning, afternoon or full day – contact directly for session times.

Children attending a full-day session should bring a packed lunch.

Parking, accessibility & facilities

There is a free car park at the entrance to the wood two minutes walk from the area used for Owlets Forest School, which is accessible via a wide, level path.

There is a log circle seating area, or you are welcome to bring your own camping chair if that would be more comfortable.  A toilet tent with a small Portaloo is available.

Owlets is supporting The Wildlife Trusts for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire at Trumpington Meadows Nature Reserve.

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Contact Owlets Forest School directly for half day and full day costs.

How to contact

Where to go

Byrons Wood
Trumpington Meadows
Grantchester Road

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