Need some time to play this May?

Need some time to play this May?

May 03, 2024

Forest School delivery can be so intense – setting up the kit (and lugging it to site!), rigging the shelter, lighting the fire, doing the risk assessment… and that’s just before the kids arrive!

Sometimes it can be hard to fit in some woodland playtime for ourselves.

We all need time to play and connect in nature – how else can we keep our passion burning brightly? Or model curiosity, enthusiasm and compassion?  Or share our gifts with the world?


Join us in real life to connect with other groovy FS folk, gain fresh ideas and refresh your practical skills!


The first hints of summer are here – the scent of hawthorn blossoms, skylarks soaring song and butterflies flutterby.


Come and immerse yourself in the abundance that nature provides, whilst practicing practical skills, crafting and making, play seasonal games and connect with like-minded people.

I’m offering some half day ‘Skills for Forest School’ workshops in Norfolk (UK) to celebrate the start of the summer season on Saturday 18th May 2024:

·       ‘Summer’s Buzzing’Celebrate all minibeasts with legs or slime, play bug games and solve identification rhymes. Use tools to craft creepy crawly things, and make an ointment for insect stings!

·       ‘Wild Medicine’ - Celebrate the medicine nature brings, and harvest fibres to make some string. Discover the symbology all around and forage for teas from wild plants you have found.

Both these 3 hours sessions will give you seasonal inspiration and practical skills you can use with your Forest School or Outdoor Learning groups. As well as opportunities to connect and share with other practitioners in real life.

Find out more and book your place for just £30 per session (or £55 for both).


Can’t join us in real life in the woods? :-(

We can still share some Summertime Inspiration with you!

Check out our FREE ‘Inspired by Summer’ Resource Pack – A collation of 50+ tried and tested Summertime activities, crafts, games, recipes, songs and more in a 28 page pdf document (plus book list & other documents!)

This has been created by Forest School practitioners for Forest School practitioners and a result of a sharing session in our May 2023 Community Connection Call. Thank you to all the groovy Forest School Folk who contributed!

Get the Summer Resource Pack here


To the Trees!

Lou x


P.S. If you are one of my lovely Acorn members I am very excited to offer you a 20% discount on both these Skills for Forest Schools Workshops!


P.P.S. I realise many of you may live too far away to join me in real life ☹ I have started to make some tool videos to cover various techniques and safety for Forest School (but they are slow to edit!). And there are always the free Forest School Community Connection Calls once a month –  the next one is Tuesday 14th May, so do join me online sometime!

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