Come and explore Batsford’s very own Forest School site - build a den, play in our mud kitchen and discover the insects that inhabit there! Join children’s storyteller Michael Loader for spontaneous stories inspired by the animals and trees and have a go at making your own story character from natural materials to bring the stories to life! Why not stay for the day and head into the Arboretum for The Big Batsford Bug Hunt too?!
The Forest School sessions start at 10am or 1.30pm and last for approx 2 hours each. Sessions cost £5 per child, or £10 per child when combined with our Bug Hunt (combined price includes Arboretum admission for children. Normal Arboretum entry fee applies to accompanying adults for the Bug Hunt.).
Forest school sessions must be booked in advance as places are limited - to book, call 01386 701441*.
*Please state whether you would like to include The Big Batsford Bug Hunt with your booking.
Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times during the session.
The site is muddy in places (particularly in our mud kitchen!) and there are brambles and stinging nettles around, we therefore strongly recommend wearing wellington boots and waterproof clothing or old clothes with long sleeves and long trousers or leggings.
We don't allow dogs on the Forest School site.
A snack & drink will be supplied, however if your child has any allergies please supply your own snack.