Woodland Wellbeing Afternoons

Saturday 12 noon-2pm

Orley Farm School

Meadow & Woodland

Summer term Saturdays begin April 23,30 May 7,14,21,28 June 11,25 July 2, 9 (10 weeks) Not on 4 June (Half Term) & June 18 (OFS fete) 10 weeks Cost: £120 . Taster sessions available at £12 – contact us to arrange. Book Here

Are you looking for somewhere where your child can explore, learn new skills & make friends, in an environment which encourages their well-being to flourish?

Little Squirrel Forest School provides Woodland Wellbeing Afternoons every Saturday for 4-9 year olds. These afternoons focus on the restorative nature of the woodland and natural spaces to help children foster their inner wellbeing through peaceful and creative reflection.

Why not come along and join the fun one afternoon? We are offering £12 trial sessions!

Activities include:

*Nature-based Mindfulness
*Environmental Art
*Den-building & Natural Construction
*Tree climbing
*Wildlife photography
*Conservation activities

Spending time outdoors and helping to nurture and conserve nature has many proven benefits for mental health, such as; 

*reducing anxiety and depression
*relieving stress and lowers blood pressure
*improving sleep
*building confidence, resilience and self-esteem
*increasing attention, focus and concentration
*building empathy
*improving learning and performance

Please keep up to date with us by following our facebook page & our instagram.


When is it?

Every Saturday afternoon, 12-2pm. September 11th to December 18th (NOT including half term) 12 weeks Cost: £132 . Taster sessions are available at £11 – please contact us to arrange.

Where do I go?

Orley Farm School, please register & collect from the main playground.

(If you are coming from our Saturday morning club then we will supervise the transition & registration, so there is no need for you to take them between the clubs!)

What do we need to wear & bring?

We will be outside in the elements each week, so be prepared!

Each child will need a backpack with the following clothing/supplies:

– Waterproof jacket (with hood)
– Waterproof trousers
– Wellington boots OR waterproof boots
– A packed lunch (no nuts please!)
– Water bottle

We ask children to arrive in comfortable clothing so they can explore easily, whatever the weather.
– Trousers/leggings– T shirts/sports top
– Trainers (ideally with velcro, or laces if they can do these themselves)

How do I book?

Bookings will be complete ONLY with a payment via bank transfer. Please see booking page for details.

Our Ethos

At Little Squirrel Forest School we are advocates for nature based learning and exploration, as well as mental health & wellbeing. We take pride in creating an engaging and inclusive programme for all children to access and enjoy. We aim to reconnect children with nature, and with themselves, enabling them to build their resilience and empowering them to cope with an ever-changing future.

Our sessions provide a range of opportunities for children to develop emotionally and holistically. Forest School encourages child-led achievable experiences and develops an important sense of community for its members. Forest School also facilitates each child’s interaction with the natural world in a positive and magical way where they can learn to manage their own emotions in response to challenges and perceived risks. Sessions are delivered by qualified teachers and practitioners and include environmental impact assessments and risk benefit analysis’.