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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 1-11 years come rain or shine! 

Where are we?

We are located in Chobham, Lyne near Ottershaw, Chertsey and Sutton Green which is between Woking and Guildford. 

What we offer?

Our term time classes run Monday to Friday mornings, every week. Our 2 hour classes are the most popular.  You can start as a Willow Cub (1 hour session - accompanied), which is a great introduction into Willow's.  You can go straight into being a Willow Fox (2 hour session - accompanied). 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.

What are the timings?

We start at 0930 in Lyne and 0945 everywhere else. You can book 1 or 2 hours with us. Holiday Camps start at 0930 at all of our sites and run until 1430.

How to book? This includes Early Bird and Annual offers

If you would like to join us for the Summer term, we have some spaces available to book. You can attend more than once a week if you so wish. Please click here and scroll down to our schedule. Our Annual & Early Bird Autumn offers have been released, offers close 31st May. Huge savings when you book the annual ticket - £15 per 2 hours.

Taster Classes

We are offering taster classes. Some of our classes are fully booked, so we are running taster classes on days we have availability.

Our Summer, Autumn and Spring Term Schedule 

Elm Nursery Farm, Sutton Green Road GU47QD - private carpark 

Monday - Friday - 0945-1045 or 0945-1145

Lyne in Chertsey, Lyne Lane KT16 0AJ - private carpark

Monday, Tuesday and Friday - 0930-1030 or 0930-1130

Chobham - we are in the grounds of Coworth Flexlands School -  GU24 8TE - private carpark

Monday - 0945-1045 or 0945-1145 

Chertsey - KT16 9NW - parking nearby 

Thursday - 0945-1045 or 0945-1145

All of our sites are privately owned. 

Holiday Camps

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.

What is Forest School?

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, making long term friendships, as they progress onto our holiday camps.

Who are the classes and camps run by?

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!
All staff carry an Enhanced DBS and Safeguarding certificates. Our Leadership teams are First Aid trained. 

How do you contact us and how do we receive updates?

Please email us - - we do not get a great reception in the forests, so best to just ping us an email and we will get back to you. Please scroll down and subscribe to our news monthly letters and you are welcome to follow us on social media..

We look forward to meeting you

Kindest regards


Director of Willow's Forest School

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Our 10Th birthday celebrations in 2023



As well as term time classes, taster classes and holiday camps we run outdoor learning classes at nursery /school sites and we have nurseries and school groups visit our private sites.  

Additionally, we run birthday parties for children celebrating their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th birthdays. Please email us 


If you wish to join us for 3 consecutive terms, this ticket is for you! 

Available to book from April to May 2024

Valid from Autumn 2024, Spring and Summer 2025

You are welcome to switch days once across the year. 

Click on the icon to book.


If you wish to join us next term, we are running an Early Bird Offer for Explorer's, Foxes and Cubs. We accept Taxfree and Childcare vouchers. Click on the tree to book.


If you would like to join us we have afternoon availability for the Summer term 2024. We can come to you or you are welcome to join us. 

Please email us.


We are Ofsted registered. We accept Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Vouchers. We offer payment plans and gift vouchers. Visit our payment tab. 

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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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