News

Summer
Thurs, 1st September 2016 20:05 +0100
We have had a lovely summer in the woods with lots of new children and families coming to see us along with all our regulars that come back every holiday. Our Saturday morning sessions and toddler group start back next week and we're looking forward to a lovely autumn in the woods (my favourite time of year). We've already gots lots of birthday parties and schools booked in so it looks like we're in for a busy autumn. All the dates are on our What's on page.

Our Treelings Parent and Toddler Club will be starting again on 8th September and continues to be very popular.

Our Group for Home Educated Children is starting again on Thursday afternoons and needs to be pre-booked.

Our Facebook page Marston Vale Forest School has photos from all our sessions.

I hope you can join us for a session or two soon Shona.



Spring
Fri, 8th April 2016 20:05 +0100
We have had a busy winter in the woods and a muddy Easter. It has been great to see so many familiar faces this week and also lots of new children and families. We've got a busy spring planned with lots of school bookings, birthday parties and of course our weekly Toddler and Saturday groups. We are also looking forward to our Home Ed Group starting again this month. All the dates are on our What's on page.

Our Treelings Parent and Toddler Club has had some busy sessions when the sun has shone and a big thanks goes out to our hardy parents and toddlers that have turned out whatever the weather.

Our Group for Home Educated Children is starting again on Thursday afternoons and needs to be pre-booked.

Our Facebook page Marston Vale Forest School has photos from all our sessions.

I hope you can join us for a session or two soon Shona.



Winter Fun
Sat, 23rd January 2016 20:05 +0100
This will be our 3rd winter in the woods and our Saturday mornings are still as popular as ever with some new faces and lots of old faces. For some it will also be their 3rd winter with us.

We are running 1 day over February half term and a family session on Thursday morning. All the dates are on our What's on page.

Our Treelings Parent and Toddler Club is still going through the winter with some hardy parents and toddlers in the making. We've been busy making bird feeders, looking for fairies, building dens, getting muddy and lighting fires and it would be great to see some new faces

Our Group for Home Educated Children will hopefully be starting again after Easter depending on numbers.

We've got lots of birthday parties and school bookings coming up so it looks like we're in for another busy year.

Our Facebook page Marston Vale Forest School has photos from all our sessions.

I hope you can join us for a session or two soon Shona.



Looking forward to Autumn
Tues, 29th September 2015 20:05 +0100
Our Saturday mornings are popular again this term with lots of new faces.

We are running 1 day over half term and a family session on Thursday morning. All the dates are on our What's on page.

Our Treelings Parent and Toddler Club is going well and we've had lots of fun exploring the woods and learning about nature.

Our Group for Home Educated Children is fully booked and places need to be pre-booked.

We've had lots of school bookings and have a busy Autumn with lots more both at the woods and on school grounds.

Our Facebook page Marston Vale Forest School has photos from all our sessions.

I hope you can join us for a session or two soon Shona.



Lots Going On
Tues, 12th May 2015 20:05 +0100
Our Saturday mornings and Holiday sessions have been fully booked and it looks like we're going to be busy over the half term break too. We love seeing everyone out in the woods exploring, chilling out with friends, having fun and connecting with nature.

We are running 2 days over half term and 9 days over the summer all the dates are on our What's on page.

Our New Treelings Parent and Toddler Club has started well and we have new families joining us every week.

We have also started a group for Home Educated Children which has been very popular and places need to be pre-booked.

Our Facebook page Marston Vale Forest School has photos from all our sessions.

We hope you can join us for a session or two soon. Shona and Joe.



Busy Busy Busy
Sun, 22nd February 2015 19:05 +0100
Wow what a busy half term we've had. Our Saturday mornings have been fully booked as were our sessions over the half term break. The highlight for me was seeing so many children out and about in the woods and cooking pancakes over the fire.

We will be running 4 days over Easter and the dates are on our What's on page.

This terms Saturday sessions will start again on 28th February 10.00 - 12.00.

NEW SESSION - Treelings Toddlers will be running on Thursday mornings 9.30 - 11.30 starting on 16th April 2015.Please get in touch to book a place.

Our Facebook page Marston Vale Forest School has photos from all our sessions.

We hope you can join us for a session or two soon. Shona

Happy New Year
Sun, 4 January 2015 14:05 +0100
We've had time to recharge our batteries over the Christmas break and are now looking forward to getting back into the woods for the winter season.

We are hoping for some lovely frosty mornings and even some snow so we can get stuck into some winter activites.

We will have lots of activities to keep warm including fire lighting and games.

This terms Saturday sessions will start again on 10th January 10.00 - 12.00.

Our Facebook page Marston Vale Forest School has photos from all our sessions.

We hope you can join us for a session or two soon. Shona

Back to School
Mon, 16 October 2014 14:05 +0100
We've had a busy start to the school year with our Saturday sessions being full and we've even been lucky enough to do a few birthday parties.

The weather has been kind to us so far with only a few wet sessions - a bit more rain will be nice so we've got some MUD!

Next terms Saturday sessions will start again on 8th November 10.00 - 12.00 or 1.00 - 3.00.

Our Facebook page Marston Vale Forest School has photos from all our sessions.

We hope you can join us for a session or two soon. Shona

What A Busy Summer We've Had!
Mon, 25 August 2014 14:05 +0100
We have had a really busy summer holiday with lots of childrn attending our holiday sessions. We've seen lots of old faces and also welcomed lots of new ones which was great.

It's our 1st Birthday soon and we would love you to come and help us celebrate on Saturday 13th September 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Bring along friends and family and show off some of your forest school skills.

Our Saturday sessions will be starting again on 20th September 10.00 - 12.00 or 1.00 - 3.00.

We hope you can join us for a session or two soon. Shona

Summer Has Arrived
Wed, 11 June 2014 21:05 +0100
We are now back from our break and raring to go for the summer season. Our Saturday sessions are looking busy with only a few spaces remaining and we have a few Birthday Parties lined up which we are really looking forward to.

We are having our first Family Session on Saturday 19th July 10.30am - 1pm so why not come along for some Family Fun and try out some of our activities.

Our Summer Holiday dates are now on our What's On page.

We hope you can join us for a session or two soon. Shona

Busy Busy Busy
Wed, 14 May 2014 10:45 +0100
We've had a busy few months with Easter being a real success. We had lots of new children join us and some have now joined us for our Saturday sessions. We are now doing some after school clubs and are looking forward to introducing forest school to more children after half term.

Our Saturday sessions run from 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm at £8 per child if 4 or more sessions are booked at a time.£10 per child for one off sessions.

Our Saturday sessions start again on 7th June 2014 and we will be confirming our Summer Holiday dates soon.

Hope to see you soon Shona

Spring has arrived
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:45 +0100
Over the last few weeks we have continued to make the most of all the mud and water we have had in the woods. We have been fishing and caught lots of stickfish and managed to finish our bridge. We might have even gone home a bit wet and muddy.

Our Saturday sessions run from 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm at £8 per child if 4 or more sessions are booked at a time.£10 per child for one off sessions.

Bookings for the Easter Holiday are now being taken. Our sessions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (8th, 10th, 15th & 17th April 2014) 9.30 - 12.00 and 1.00 - 3.30 at a cost of £10 per session or £20 if you want to bring a packed lunch and stay from 9.30 - 3.30. There will be games, scavenger and easter hunts, arts and crafts aswell as the usual forest school activities such as fires, den building and tool usage.

Hope to see you soon Shona

Spring is round the corner
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:45 +0100
We have been making the most of all the mud and water we have been lucky enough to have by building boats, rafts and bridges, but the best bit has been getting really MUDDY!
Our next Saturday courses start on 1st March 2014 for 5 weeks at £40 per child. 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm.

Bookings for the Easter Holiday are now being taken. Our sessions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (8th, 10th, 15th & 17th April 2014) 9.30 - 12.00 and 1.00 - 3.30 at a cost of £10 per session. You can bring a packed lunch if you'd like to stay for the day. There will be games, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts aswell as the usual forest school activities such as fires, den building and tool usage.


The weather has been great so far but we would love to have a few snowy sessions before spring arrives.

Happy New Year
Sat, 4 Jan 2014 09:45 +0100
Happy New Year

Have you booked your place yet for our Saturday Club?

We are starting again on 11th January 2014 after a few weeks off for the Chirstmas break. Please contact us to book your place as spaces are limited.

We are looking forward to seeing the woodland change through the coming winter months and making some new discoveries.

There will of course be fires and hot chocolate to keep us warm and hopefully lots MUD! and some SNOW to investigate.

See you all soon.

Busy Busy Busy
Thu, 5 Dec 2013 18:45 +0100
We have been busy over the last few weeks building Twig Towers, creating masterpieces in our Mud Kitchen and making Christmas Decorations.

Our last session this year is on 7th December and we will be doing some more Christmas crafts and some cooking over the fire.

We will be back on 11th January 2014 so make sure you book your place as numbers are steadily increasing.

School Visit
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:45 +0100
This week we had our first school visit of 36 year 1 and 2 students along with lots of willing parent helpers and very keen staff.

The children all took part in variety of activities throughout the day such as blackberry bandanas, dream catchers, memory sticks, fire lighting, forest biscuits, land art, mud kitchen and den building. The weather was very kind to us as the rain held off all day. We all had a great day although I'm not sure the coach driver was too pleased with the extra mud he had to deliver back to school.

We have a few spaces left for our Halloween Fun on 31st October 11am - 3pm and are busy taking bookings for our next block of Saturday sessions starting on 2nd November.

Halloween - Half Term
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 07:45 +0100
We are now well into Autumn and Berry Wood is changing week by week and is currently a wonderful golden colour.

Half term is nearly here and we are having a Halloween Fun Session on 31st from 11am - 3pm. There are a few places left so get in touch if you want to join us. There will be games, scavenger hunts arts and crafts aswell as the usual forest school activities such as fires and den building.

We are taking bookings for our next block of 6 sessions starting on Saturday 2nd November.

So far the weather has been kind to us and hopefully it will continue for a while yet. When it changes make sure you all come dressed for the weather, especially the MUD!

Marston Vales Forest School Open Day
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:45 +0100
Our open day was a real success. There was a lot going on including fire lighting to boil the Kelly Kettles to make hot chocolate, den building, and cooking bread over the fire. We had a selection of crafts such as dream catchers, bird feeders, wind chimes and jewellery making.

The children made some amazing dens and had fun just being in the woods climbing trees and getting muddy.

As always the fire draws people in and the big people were happy chatting while the younger ones explored.

Thank you to everyone that came, we had a brilliant afternoon.

SATURDAY SESSIONS
To book a place on our Saturday sessions please contact us. Places are limited.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Give us a try if you fancy a birthday party with a difference.