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OUR SUMMER TERM STARTS ON MONDAY 18TH APRIL 2024- TAKING BOOKINGS NOW! 

FOREST SCHOOL FOR WILLOW'S CUBS, FOXES AND EXPLORERS - 1 AND 2 HOUR CLASSES

These classes are for children aged 1-4 years. Willow's Cubs is our accompanied 1 hour session, which is a great introduction into Willow's. Willow's Foxes is our accompanied 2 hour session, which includes skill and craft activities and campfire cooking. Suitable for 1-4 years. We encourage children aged 3-4 years to attend unaccompanied and become one of Willow's Explorers! For further information, click on Willow the fox! 

TASTER CLASSES

If you have not been to one of our classes, come on down to the woods for some forest fun!  As this is so popular we limit one taster class per family. Suitable for children aged 1-4 years. Siblings under 1 year attend for free. 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Our woodland parties are for children celebrating their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th birthdays.

We run parties during the months of March through to October. Click on the balloons.

HOLIDAY CAMPS 

We run a variety of classes during the holidays. We run mini family camps, half day workshops and full day camps for 4-11 years and 9-14 years.

BUMPS AND BABES COFFEE MORNING 2024

If you are expecting or you have a newborn or baby up to 11 months come along for a cuppa and chill in our beautiful private woodlands. Join us at our fire circle, swing in our hammocks or visit our sensory area. 

AFTER SCHOOL WORKSHOPS - LYNE - JUST RELEASED

Our after school workshops are for children ages 4-11 years old. All welcome. They run on a Tuesday afternoon between March and October - term time. 

SCHOOLS, NURSERIES AND CHARITIES 2024

If you would like to join us we have afternoon availability for the Summer term 2024.

Please email us. 

info@willowsforestschool.co.uk

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Our 10Th birthday celebrations in 2023

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A warm welcome to Willow's Forest School, 

We are a privately owned Forest School, based in various areas in Surrey and we have been running Forest School classes since 2013. We offer a variety of classes for children aged 1-14 years come rain or shine!

All of our classes are run by experienced and qualified Forest School Leaders and Assistants plus the children get to go on adventures with our loveable mascot, Willow the fox!

We are located in Chobham, Lyne near Ottershaw, Chertsey and Sutton Green which is between Woking and Guildford. Please see our offerings above. 

Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting. We do not offer ad-hoc term time classes, as we support the Forest School ethos and it's amazing to see how our little forest folk progress week after week.

Our term time classes run Monday to Friday, every week. Our 2 hour classes are the most popular and most families book once a week but some attend twice a week. 

You can start as a Willow Cub (1 hour session - accompanied), which is a great introduction into Willow's or you can go straight into being a Willow Fox (2 hour session - accompanied). If you would like to try us out, please book a taster class. Once your child has been with us for a term and is 3-4 years old, they can upgrade to a Willow Explorer (2 hours unaccompanied.)  Please speak to your Leader for more details. Siblings receive a 50% saving. Under 1's attend for free.

If you are expecting or you would like to bring your newborn baby to Willow's, we run monthly coffee mornings - keep an eye on our social media pages! Suitable up to 11 months old. 

We run a variety of classes over the holidays. All of them are very popular, we offer family workshops for children aged 1-11 years, we offer full day camps for children aged 4-11 years and 9-14 years. 

If you wish to get in touch with us, please can you email us  - info@willowsforestschool.co.uk

We cannot always answer the phone, as we are teaching, so it's best to email us and we will get back to you promptly. 

Kindest regards

Willow's Forest School

SPRING TERM 2 - 2024 SCHEDULE

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs and Fri

0945-1045 / 0945-1145 - Elm Nursery Children's Farm - GU47QD

Mon, Tues and Fri 

0930-1030 / 0930-1130 - Holy Trinity Church Lyne - KT16 0AJ

Monday

0945-1045 / 0945-1145 - Chobham - GU24 8TE

Thursday 

0945-1045 / 0945-1145 - Chertsey - KT16 9NW

MARCH TASTER SESSIONS 

https://bookwhen.com/willowsforestschooltasterclasses

HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY TO US!

We just wanted to say a big thank you to all of our customers who have supported us over the last 10 years!

We have had an absolute fabulous time and we are thrilled to be celebrating our 10th Birthday.

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Please follow our kit list

A few pointers...

Regardless of the weather, our mud kitchen is always open and is very, very popular! We ask that you follow the compulsory list, so your child can explore and be warm and dry rather than worrying about their clothing getting wet and muddy. 

We are in the woods, so even on a hot day, we are in the shade, so please ensure your child has layers, that can be removed if need be.

If it has been raining previously, our seating areas will be damp, so even on a dry day, to avoid damp bottoms, please refer to the Compulsory kit list. 

If you are bringing food to our classes, please ensure you do not bring in any nuts, as we have many customer's with allergies.

Thank you

 

What our customer's are saying about us - see reviews for more lovely words!

"The best Forest School we have been to! We have recently relocated to Surrey and we have been searching for a Forest School that caters for all my children - toddler twins and a pre-schooler. Yikes! Attending Willow's is the high light of our week, we are pleased we found you. The staff are amazing, they clearly love and care about what they do, the children always have different things to participate in, it's child led, educational, oodles of fun and we all love the toasted marshmallow at the campfire. We have made so many new friends and we cannot recommend Willow's enough." May 2022

"I have two sons, who are five and three. I first went to Willow's in 2018 with my eldest and we both fell in love with it. I really like the concept of learning through play outside and my son loves playing with water! We continued to attend until my eldest went to school last September and I've been going with my youngest son since he was 18 months old and who also adores it. It was great when they had a whole school year of doing it together. Over the years I have been to classes at different locations and they are all lovely and each one thoughtfully laid out. The staff are knowledgeable and passionate about what they do and they are what makes Willow's Forest School different. I have loved watching my children grow in confidence each week and see the joy they get from being outdoors.”

March 2023

"Willows Forest School has been a wonderful time of play and learning - I first started going with all 3 of my children (4yrs, 2yrs and newborn), and it was one of the few places I knew they would all be happy and safe! The staff are excellent at engaging the children and parents alike and it has a lovely family feel. Would highly recommend."

"Simply fantastic! My 4 (almost 5) year old did the 2 day holiday camp at the Woking site and absolutely loved it. It's a clever setting, hidden away in the woods but completely safe for the little ones. Can't rate it highly enough, will be going again!" 3rd April 2015

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