Parent and Toddler Classes  

A warm welcome to Willow's Forest School. We offer a safe and fun outdoor experience for children aged 18 months to 4 years, in all weathers during term time. We were founded in 2013 and our popular Parent and Toddler Mini Camps run Monday to Friday mornings from Ottershaw, Chertsey and Sutton Green near Guildford, SURREY. Siblings rates apply and siblings under 12 months attend for free. Sessions start from just £14! If you would like to join us for the Autumn Term we run 2 hour sessions and there are payment options too. We are fully booked on some days so we have decided to run an Early Bird Offer for those wishing to join us for the Spring term. Please read our Terms and Conditions before booking please, so you are aware of our refund policy. Thank you very much.   

AUTUMN TERM

PARENT & TODDLER CLASSES - AUTUMN TERM - TAKING BOOKINGS NOW! 

We start back on week commencing Monday 14th September. - ends Friday 18th December 

Half Term - Monday 25th to Friday 30th October 

MONDAY - OTTERSHAW 1000-1200 - waiting list available

TUESDAY - GUILDFORD 1000-1200 - 1 SPACE REMAINING

WEDNESDAY - GUILDFORD 1000-1200 - waiting list available

THURSDAY - CHERTSEY 1000-1200 waiting list available

THURSDAY - GUILDFORD 1000-1200 - 7 SPACES - New Class Added - starts 5th Nov

FRIDAY - GUILDFORD 1000-1200 - waiting list available

HERE IS THE LINK TO BOOK - PLEASE ADD TO THE WAITING LIST IF YOUR DESIRED CLASS IS FULL.  

https://bookwhen.com/willowsforestschool

We have spaces at our Stay and Play Class on Thursdays for a 6 week term 0930-1030 or 1100-1200 https://bookwhen.com/willowsforestschoolstayandplay

You are welcome to pay in 2 instalments, for the 13 week term. Please opt for the offline option and then email info@willowssforestschool.co.uk telling us you would like to pay in 2 instalments. We will send you two invoices. We do not add any extra admin fees but we do ask you pay both instalments on time please.   

See our Stay and Play page, if you would like to attend to attend for 1 hour. It is a great introduction into Forest School.   

 

TERM TIME CLASSES

Our classes are for children aged 12 months

to 4 years old. We welcome parents, carers

and grandparents to accompany our little

explorers. As we approach our 7th year we

are proud to be running public sessions

every day of the week across Surrey. 

  

HOW TO BOOK...

Please click on this button to book any of our term time classes.

 

FEES - 

Forest School sessions are booked once a week in full terms. Each 2 hour session costs £18 with a sibling rate of £14. This fee is then multiplied by the number of weeks in a term. There is the option to pay in 2 instalments for 2 hours (but you are still committing to the full term), this only applies to those starting before the full term commences. Using the link above, you click the offline button at the end of your transaction and then email us. We will send you 2 invoices which you can pay across the term. We no longer offer one payback session per term due to Covid 19 as we are not mixing bubbles. We do not offer ad-hoc classes. We do not offer refunds. 

 

SIBLINGS on the move!

If you are bringing your child and you have a baby, they will need to be in a sling or pram please. If your baby is on the move and wishes to participate, please pay a sibling rate when booking.We are happy if you would like to pay for them in instalments. Please email us to discuss options. Once we are through the pandemic, we will be able to allow siblings under 18 months attend for free but whilst we have limited numbers per bubble, we cannot be as flexible. Please bring your own changing mat and anything you require for your baby.     

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

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

Superworm

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

Irresistable

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

Chilling

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

Weaving

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

Whittling

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

Gardening

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

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

Scarecrow

Words fail us! Willow’s Forest School, Surrey

Festive sticks

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

Boo!

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

Cheers!

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

Cooking

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

Happy

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

Chilling

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

Whittling

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

Habitats

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

Digging

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

Balancing

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

Sawing

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

Climbing

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

Transporting

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

Growing

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

Buzzzzzzz

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

Unit B1F

Main Entrance

Fairoaks Airport

Chobham

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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.

Taking risks.

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