Hi Everyone,

We are delighted to have some good news at last!! The Government's announcement on Monday 22nd February has certainly lifted everyone's spirits but we still need to be mindful that anything we plan is based on the targets being maintained.  We are delighted to be Step one, so we are busy working behind the scenes, ensuring our sites are safe to return to on Monday 19th April, so we can reopen our Parent and Toddler classes. If you would like to know more about what forest school is, please click on the FSA logo above. 

Due to the ongoing challenges we face as a small business, we are not in a position to offer sibling rates, or instalment payments anymore. This is why we have split the full terms into halves, so it gives everyone the opportunity of attending shorter terms. We cannot offer taster sessions, as we are only allowed 15 adults per group, but to get a great feel of what we do, pop over to our Stay and Play page and book onto one of our 1 hour classes. They start on Monday 29th March at Chertsey and run through the Easter holidays too! We have added Summer term classes at Chertsey and Guildford. https://bookwhen.com/willowsforestschoolstayandplay  Thanks so much to everyone of our customers that has supported us during these challenging times.

Team Willow's



Our Parent and Toddler Classes will reopen on Monday 19th April. All of these classes are for 2 hours or 90 minutes. We are fully booked on most of our classes so we have added two new classes, one on Mondays at Elm Nursery starting in April and the other on Thursdays at Chertsey, both are 1300-1430. Our classes are for children aged 12 months to 4 years old and must be accompanied by one adult per bubble. Please use this link to see our timetable, locations, where to meet us, our kit list and everything you need to know. https://bookwhen.com/willowsforestschool



Forest School sessions are booked once a week in half terms. Each 2 hour session costs £18.50. This fee is then multiplied by the number of weeks in a half term. You can book as many terms as you like, there are no restrictions. 


As we approach our 8th year, we are proud to be running public classes every day of the week across Surrey. We would usually allow you to swap classes if our numbers allow but at this current time we are not allowing anyone to switch and mix in other bubbles, once each term has started. This is to protect our customers, children and staff. As soon as we get back to some normality, we will be back to being as accommodating as possible. Thanks so much for bearing with us through these challenging times.


Please bring your mobiles with you and please use the Test and Trace facilities when you sign in, just in case we need to get in touch. Thanks very much.         

Our mascot - Willow the Fox

Willow plays a huge part in all of our lessons. The children love him! Willow's Forest School - Surrey

Making friendships

These guys have been friends since they were 2 years old. Willow's Forest School - Surrey

Tippy tap

The children wash their hands in pairs by using clean running water using our high tech tippy tap Willow's Forest School - Surrey


Puppets made from natural resources. The children created their own puppet show. Willow's Forest School - Surrey

Brace and bit

Drilling holes to make a medal. A safety glove is worn on the non operating hand. Willow's Forest School - Surrey


This little girl is holding a worm correctly with a flat hand before she returns him to his natural habitat. Willow's Forest School - Surrey

Saving the best till last!

Sometimes the children make smores by squashing a marshmallow in between 2 biscuits. Yum! Willow's Forest School - Surrey

Come back!

This little guy found Willow's underground house! Willow's Forest School - Surrey

Cheerio bird feeders

Threading cheerios onto pipe cleaners is a simple way to feed the birds. Willow's Forest School - Surrey

The Gruffalo made a visit!

Yum...our very own Gruffalo cake! Willow's Forest School - Surrey


We welcome baby siblings but they must be wrapped up really well. Willow's Forest School - Surrey

Mud pack !

We enjoy celebrating International Mud Day every year but this little one likes celebrating it every week Willow's Forest School - Surrey


One of the mum's reading a lovely story. Willow's Forest School - Surrey

Hapa zome

Using a mallet, calico and a fresh leaf, the children enjoy making pretty leaf prints. Willow's Forest School - Surrey


The children learn to weave with leaves and as their skills develop they will move onto willow weaving. Willow's Forest School - Surrey


Whittling hazel sticks to make a mouse. Some children were very creative and made their mouse a nest. Willow's Forest School - Surrey

Bird watching

Having a peaceful moment listening to the woodland sounds and watching the birds. Willow's Forest School - Surrey

Mouse Mandala

The children created their own mouse using soggy leaves for the face, a conker for the nose, wooden circles for the eyes and sticks for whiskers. Willow's Forest School - Surrey

Being creative

This duo made their own nest to sit in! They used pebbles for eggs. Willow's Forest School - Surrey

King of the forest!

How proud is this little fella. What a wonderful crown. Willow's Forest School - Surrey

Bringing our skills together.

Using a bow saw the children cut a piece of wood. Using a brace and bit, the children drilled a hole and then thread a leaf through the hole to make a miniature tree. Willow's Forest School - Surrey


Raking all the leaves up to make leaf mould. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Collecting rain water

Transporting water from a butt rather than a tap. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


Toasting marshmallows at the end of the session. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


Words fail us! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Festive sticks

We have great fun at Christmas time! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


Playing hide and seek!! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Armistice Day

The children gathered lots of red leaves and made a huge poppy shape. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


In the colder months the children are offered a warm drink. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


Toasting fresh figs and honey. Yum! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Crown making

This little girl and her mum are finding leaves to decorate a forest crown. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


This little dude loves rolling freely in the mud! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Meet the team!

This is our lovely bunch of Preschool teachers. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Firework Mandala

Wow, the children made a rocket on fireworks day, by collecting loads of leaves, conkers and sticks. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Guess who?

A mask made from a leaf. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Art fun

We get watery mud or crushed garlic leaves and we let the children paint using sticks as paint brushes. Usually the parents end up having a go! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Seed bombs

The children are preparing the garden before they throw seed bombs, to make a pretty meadow garden for the bees. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Autumn fun

Angel wings on an Autumn day! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Charcoal artwork

Using the charcoal we made, one of the mums drew our forest school! How amazing! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Mother and baby

Baby siblings are welcome to attend our Pre-school classes Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Birthday celebrations

Two forest school candles for 2 special boys...but one little boy could not resist joining in! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Hanging around

Hanging about in the woods. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Mud kitchen

Making lots of mud concoctions! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


Taking some time out in our hammock. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Decorating with crushed garlic leave

The children enjoyed smashing garlic leaves into paint. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Identifying bugs

This little guy enjoyed seeing all the different creep crawlies under his log seat. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


This little girl is demonstrating the safety position when using a knife. The younger children use potato peelers. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


The children care for our hedgehogs by leaving out food and water for them. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


This little man chose to fill buckets of wood chip to deliver to the bug hotel. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


Getting braver, balancing on the ropes! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Story time

Chilling in the woods with a story book. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


Working as a team, these guys used a bow saw to cut wood. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Fairy Garden

The children made their own fairy garden. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Leaf identification

We discussed the colours, textures and sizes of many leaves. The children know to use the leaves on the ground and not those attached to trees. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


Just by getting some rope and an old pallet, this child is having so much fun with her Mummy. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Having fun in the rain !

These guys are dressed perfectly for wet day at Willow's Forest School. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Fire building

Collecting snappy sticks for our fire. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


This little girl is carefully walking with a log, she is helping to make a home for our hedgehog family. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Robin Hood!

Bow and arrows made from fresh willow and paracord. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


Watering our potatoes. Each site is having a potato competition, who can grown the most, who can grow the largest etc!! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Imaginary play

Having a tea party with the woodland fairies! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Bug hunting

This little guy loves looking for bugs and knows to return them to their habitat carefully. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Bird feeding

Our weekly task of filling up the bird feeders. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Taking risks.

These guys are managing their own danger and balancing carefully on wobbly logs. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Musical shakers

The children found a Y shaped stick and then threaded beads and buttons to make a musical instrument. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Journey sticks

This little girl is using different colour wool to decorate her stick. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Feeding the earth worms!

Every week the children bring in used teabags, egg shells, veg and fruit scraps and loo roll tubes to compost! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Palm drilling

Demonstrating the safety position, this little girl is making an elder bead with a palm drill. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey


The children sowed seeds and made a garden for the bees. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Mallet madness!

This little boy made a fence by banging sticks into the ground. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Bird feeders

The children mixed lard and bird seed together to decorate the tree. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Happy Birthday!

Birthday candle Forest School Style! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Elder Necklace

This little boy used a palm drill to make an elder bead, which he transformed into a necklace! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Taking risks.

These girls are balancing and swinging in between trees. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Stick Rule

We encourage the children to play with sticks that are shorter than the length of their arms. Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

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Willow’s Forest School is a safe place for your child to learn & grow, with a connection to nature. We provide a holistic approach to outdoor learning designed to improve your child’s self esteem & confidence, whilst allowing them to develop social skills and build friendships, with seasonal, nature based activities. 


With a huge variety of outdoor activities for children (and some for adults too!) including Bush Craft, Mud Play, Whittling, Tree Climbing, Toasting Marshmallows and more, there is always something happening to fire up your child’s imagination. Willow’s Forest School has several locations across Surrey, including Guildford, Ottershaw, Chertsey and Hersham. We will be adding more locations during 2019.