Wildlings (Home Ed) Forest School Group


“Wildling”: [Noun]: a person who is growing more wild, and becoming feral; who is it home in the wilderness, and possesses a carefree and expressive nature

We are thrilled to announce the return of our long running weekly Wildling Forest School Group, for Home Educated children aged 5 years and older! 

The session allows children and young people the freedom to explore and enjoy the woods, follow their interests and ultimately to develop their well-being, confidence and resilience, whilst learning about themselves and the world. Parents will share this experience with their children, learning, playing and crafting together.

The sessions will take place on a Wednesday afternoon, between 1pm and 4pm, at our Baby Moon site, Redcar Road, Dunsdale, TS14 6RH.

Booking is done on a half-term block basis. Each session costs £7.50 per child, parents come free, and we have established a Code of Conduct for attending parents- please see this link (by booking you are acknowledging that you agree to uphold the principles of it). For those attending, we urge to consider how these long-term programmes foster a community, within which we need to be supportive, friendly and kind.

As part of the session, there will be activities available, but the Forest School approach is child-led, following their interests, allowing them freedom and choice; they can play, create their own games, explore the woodland, define their own projects or undertake a woodland craft. There will be refreshments available and snacks cooked on the fire. As the sessions progress, you will see the community approach we take to our Forest School.

You may wish to read a little more about what the Forest School approach is, including the six principles of quality practice, that can be found here on the Forest School Association’s website.

Come dressed for the weather, a waterproof coat, sturdy footwear, spare warm layer and a hat are always a good idea. You are likely to get mucky, so old clothes are best! Natural fibres are more resistant to embers from the fire; long hair tied back is safest around the campfire.

To see the dates for each half-term please see each of the variations below. To keep in touch with those who attend, we have created a Facebook group, once you have booked, please just click this link and request to join.

If you have younger children, then possibly our Seedling group, for children aged 2-5 years, will be of more interest to you. Please see this link for all the booking details, including booking conditions, Participant Information Form, and directions; this link will also be emailed to you upon booking!

Finally, please complete this online Participation Information Sheet for each child attending.


Nov. – Dec. 2023- 7 Sessions- starting Wed. 8th Nov., Nov. – Dec. 2023- 6 Sessions- starting Wed. 15th Nov.