Holiday Forest School

2-day Holiday Forest Schools

These child-centred outdoor exploration & play sessions will follow the Forest School ethos, typically including games, craft activities, tool use, den-building and a campfire, making the most of Moorfield School’s wonderful, wooded grounds and facilities.

Mon 19 & Tues 20 July: 7-11 yrs (Forms 3-6)*                     

Weds 21 & Thurs 22 July: 5-11 yrs (Reception-Year 6)

Thurs 29 & Fri 30 July: 5-11 yrs (Reception -Year 6)

Mon 23 & Tues 24 Aug 7-11 yrs (Forms 3-6)*

Each day will run from 9am – 3pm at a cost of £62 for a 2-day programme (equivalent to £31/day). Participants will need to bring a packed lunch (no nuts) & drinks bottle and wear weather-appropriate clothing (including a coat) & sturdy footwear.

Please book (or join the waiting list) online:

The sessions will be led by Ruth McBain (Moorfield’s bushcraft teacher; a qualified & experienced Forest School Leader & First Aider) with at least one colleague supporting (all enhanced DBS-checked & fully insured).

Pippa Rochford is a local Community Archaeologist with experience of supporting forest schools across the region.

Beate Manville is a qualified & experienced Forest School Leader & First Aider.

  • *Please contact Ruth via email: or phone: 07970 956177 if you wish us to consider accepting a child outside the specified age group eg a sibling of an attendee etc.
  • If your child has additional needs, please contact us to discuss any support required. Unfortunately we are unable to offer 1:1 support, but are happy to discuss options with you.
  • If you are unable to book a ticket, please join the waiting list so that we can contact you if we are able to increase numbers eg with additional staff or in case of any cancellations.

Click here to see our Holiday Forest School Flyer

To see some further images from Forest Schools, check out Ruth’s social media: Facebook: Ruth McBain Twitter: @RuthMcIlkley