Wild Kelburn Forest School

Wild Kelburn Forest School


 Forest school activities are wild!

With lots of variety in our woodland there will be plenty to enchant our young explorers  both at Forest Tots and at Junior Rangers.

Our aim is to promote learning in the outdoors through activity, exploration, individual and group challenges while nurturing a relationship with nature. Please read more below or contact Jo Turner, our Head Education Ranger at: jo@kelburncountrycentre.com  or call 01475 568 685

To find out more about Forest Schools, click here

Wild Kelburn Forest Tots (2 - 4 years)

Term: Begins Monday 24th April- Ends Wednesday 14th June. (not on Monday 8th & 29 May)

Due to schools activity in this term please keep an eye on facebook as some sessions may have to be cancelled.  Alternatively check by phoning the office the day before.

Activities:  Den building, minibeast safaris, scavenger hunts, mud pies, nature walks,  exploring, crafts and much more.

When: Every Monday 1pm - 2.30pm & Wednesday 10am - 11.30am during school term.

Monday is aimed at the older pre school children whilst Wednesday is focused on the younger toddlers and upwards, walking competently and happy to explore.

Price: £3 per child (1 adult free with every child)

Our Forest Tots program takes place here at Kelburn every Monday 1pm - 2.30pm and Wednesday from 10am - 12pm. This is all about fun in the forest while the children learn through play and exploration.  It is coordinated by Kelburn Ranger, Jo Turner, who is a qualified Forest School Leader.  Children are to be accompanied by a grown* up and bring a little snack for both child and adult.  Adults will be asked to get involved and we will shape the session around the needs of the whole group with rests for all.  

*On a Monday session for children aged 4 years, who have attended at least 4 sessions with adult supervision, there is an option for the adult to stay onsite but not supervise within the group.

The ethos is to nuture development in this amazing outdoor setting and with all the facilities in place at Kelburn, all that is required is good kit and some enthusiasm.   


Wild Kelburn Junior Rangers (5 - 11 years)



Term: Wednesday 19th April - Wednesday 14th June 

The summer term will bring new variety to ur sessions and hot sunny days we may get a chance to paddle in the kelburn burn. Our Wild Kelburn gives a great opportunity for kids to be close to nature for extended periods and develop a greater understanding and a positive relationship with the natural environment.  

Phone 01475 568685 or email jo@kelburncountrycentre.com to reserve your space.

Activities: Bushcraft, nature walks, tool work, minibeasts, bird box building, natural craft and much more. Snack included.

When: Every Wednesday 3.30pm - 5pm during Term Time

Price Options

Due to demand we can only reserve spaces for block bookings. Thank you for your understanding.  Block bookings based on a £5/session

Family deal – additional siblings half price.


The Ranger Centre is our meeting point and gives us an ideal base, providing an indoor area supporting the forest school activities.  Kelburn's Castle and history will also feature as part of the afterschool club and it is hoped they will gain an insight to this amazing estate, which has been owned by the same family for over 800 years.

To participate, we require kids to have good outdoor clothing, including footwear and a change of clothes if arriving in school uniform.  We have changing facilities available and encourage them to be prepared and enthusiastic!


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