Children, young people and families Learning & Skills programme


School holidays 8.30am-5.30pm.

WildTribe holiday club

Our new holiday club for children aged 8 years old and over will be full of fun, adventure and fresh air. From bushcraft to arts and crafts to learning about wildlife, this club will suit budding Kate Humbles’ and Bear Grylls’ – in fact all children who love getting outdoors, learning about nature and having fun in the woods.

  • Monday 19th – Friday 23rd August
  • Tuesday 27th- Friday 30th August
  • Monday 2nd September
  • Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November

First Saturday of every month from 10.30am until 12.30pm, starting on Saturday 4th May 2019.

Young Foresters

May sees the launch of our new volunteering and bushcraft club for young people aged 12-18. Our Young Foresters will have many adventures in the Forest as well as taking part in a number of forestry and conversation tasks. The young people who take part will benefit from spending time outdoors: improve their physical and mental health, forge new friendships and gain valuable work experience.

Thursday 4th April, 10.30am-12.00pm.

Children’s Photography Course

Come along and learn how to photograph wildlife, then learn how to edit your pictures. 2pm-4pm. £25pp

First Saturday of every month, 2pm until 4pm.

Mini Foresters

Our regular club for families with children aged 4-11. Every month sees a new adventure for the mini foresters as they learn about wildlife, try a bit of bushcraft, get creative with craft activities and learn how to help the wildlife in the forest.

  • April – Outdoor cooking

    Learn about fire lighting & foraging before making cakes, popcorn and a number of other delicious foods on the campfire.

  • May – Wild about mammals

    The Mini Foresters are heading off for a mammal tracking adventure!
    SPECIAL EVENING SESSION. Come back at dusk and see what mammals come out at night. Will we see bats, badgers or foxes? 7pm-10pm. Book Here for this special event.

  • June – Bug hunting bonanza

    Every good mini forester’s favourite activity! Shake a tree and find out what comes out, root around in the leaf litter and find lots of critters in the forest.

  • July – Butterflies, moths and bees

    Discover all the wonderful pollinators that keep our forests teeming with life and take part in a simple pollinator survey.

  • August – Wildcraft

    Take part in a scavenger hunt with a difference! Come and see why wild-time is a lot more fun than screen time!

  • September – Whittling and wild crafts

    Join us for an outdoor craft session using simple tools and natural materials.

  • October – Magical Forest

    Learn about the folklore of trees, whittle your own wand then hear some magical stories around the campfire.

Saturday 24th August to Sunday 25th August. 12 noon Saturday to 12 noon Sunday.

Family Camp Out

At this event we welcome both first time & seasoned campers for a unique experience camping under the stars in the Heart of England Forest. After we have pitched our tents (with support from the Heart of England Forest staff and volunteers if needed) you will have time to explore the forest and take part in planned activities including bat detecting before toasting marshmallows around the camp fire with your new friends. £60 per family* including tent hire & camping equipment if required.
*For families of more than 4 people a supplement of £10 per person is required.

Every Friday in term time between 10th May and 27th September 2019. 9.30am-2.30pm.


WildCare is a creche with a difference. Your child will benefit from the opportunity to play & learn in our Wildwood in the care of our qualified early years & forest school practitioners whilst enjoy some well-earned me time. WildCare will take place every Friday in term time from 9.30am until 2.30pm, tying in with any school run commitments, but giving you time to shop, exercise, meet friends for lunch or just get on top of the chores! £10 per hour, minimum 2.5 hour session. WildCare is suitable for children aged 2 and over.

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