Willow's Forest School Classes
Welcome to Willow's Forest School,
We run classes for children from new born to 11 years old. If you would like to book with us but your preference is showing fully booked, please join our waiting list as it is possible we can accommodate you. We run Spring, Summer and Autumn terms and we follow the same dates as Surrey County Council schools. We do run classes for school groups and nurseries and we run some classes during the school holidays. Please get in touch if you would like us to run classes that are not mentioned below, please click on the logo to email us. Thanks very much.
Parent and Baby Coffee mornings.
This is the start of the Willow's journey. Come and join us at our campfire for a cuppa and cake and meet other mums with babies aged new born to 1 year old. This is a great opportunity to chill out in our lovely forest, connect with nature and meet our staff and Willow the fox (our very popular mascot!).
Our forest is set for you to explore and there is baby sensory and baby mud play but if you have a sleeping baby, you are welcome to join us to toast a marshmallow at our campfire. You can book in a block or you can book on an ad-hoc basis. We try to run them every term at various locations. Here is the link for you to book. https://bookwhen.com/willowsforestschoolbabyclasses
Stay and Play Classes - The Autumn term has just been released! Our Summer term has sold out!
Once your little one is on the move, come along and join us at our Stay & Play Classes. These are for children aged 1-4 years and are accompanied. This is a a great introduction into Forest School and the children get to play and explore in a child led natural environment with their peers for an hour, every week, term time.
All year round, we offer 1 hour Stay and Play classes within our 2 hour Forest School Classes. You can upgrade anytime or you can bypass the Stay & Play and book straight onto our Forest School Classes.
Our usual Stay and Play classes run from 1000-1100 every morning, every term, all year round. You can book on the day and location you would like and then you will see the Stay and Play option underneath the Forest School option using this link - https://bookwhen.com/willowsforestschool .
Forest School Classes - Our Autumn term has just been released! Our Summer term has sold out!
There is something for every child to enjoy, whether it be den building, going on scavenger hunts, identifying bugs, using hand tools, playing in the mud kitchen or toasting marshmallows over a camp fire. Come rain or shine, the children are free to explore and learn about nature by making bug hotels and habitats for our wildlife including our resident fox "Willow". We start with a safety talk, we chat about the seasonal changes and activities we have planned and we have toasted marshmallows and a camp fire at the end. The bit in the middle is over to the children, where some gravitate to the mud kitchen, whilst others learn a skill. Some may prefer to have a tea party or play in dens, whilst others like to climb or explore with friends. Over time the children's experience at Willow's will change as they become more confident and independent. There is no pressure, the children make their own choices and overtime they will reach out and participate in skill based activities, as they see their peers sawing, drilling, whittling and managing risk. This is an accompanied class for children aged 1-4 years, however our Leaders will approach you if they feel your child is ready to attend unaccompanied, which is usually when aged 3 years old and can manage the toilet independently and has demonstrated managing risk. They will be asked to wear a tabard and and you will see this in our gallery below. Our Forest School classes run every morning, 1000-1200.
Please use this link to book https://bookwhen.com/willowsforestschool
Willow's Forest School Timetable- Autumn Term Classes for children aged 1-4 years
1000-1200 Forest School Classes or 1000-1100 Stay and Play
Monday - Guildford, Chobham and Ottershaw
Tuesday - Guildford
Wednesday - Guildford, Chobham and Ottershaw
Thursday - Guildford and Ottershaw
Friday - Guildford, Chobham and Ottershaw
Taster Classes - suitable for 1-4 years
If you would like to find out more about us, you are welcome to book a taster class on our 2 hour Forest School Classes by clicking on this link - https://bookwhen.com/willowsforestschooltasterclasses
Willow's Forest Camps
During the Summer holidays 2022, we are running mini holiday camps for 1-5 years. We will not be running full day camps this summer but hope to be back soon.