BroadTree Forest School Holiday Sessions
Are you looking for a great club this school holiday?
Do you want your child to attend a fun and relaxed holiday club?
Would you like a stress free way to get your children outdoors, off screens and devices?
Do you want your children to go to a club that specifically caters to the needs and preferences of children age 9+?
We exist to reverse the status quo of zero risk, excess screen time, passive childhoods. Everything we do gives children opportunities to get active and challenge themselves to improve, both physically and mentally. We believe in a fresh approach to childcare and playwork- where staff are always kind, praise children for trying, help them improve their interpersonal skills, and enable them to experience nature and experience it’s power to improve their wellbeing.
Parents and carers like you say they choose us because our sessions are fun, educational, they trust us to keep their children safe, and love the outdoor, imaginative aspects of what we do.
We specialise in creating relaxed environments where children have safe, self directed, positive group experiences. Your children will meet excellent role models, and our comprehensive policies, procedures and risk assessments work behind the scenes so they have the best day possible.
Our session leaders have qualifications and experience coming out their ears, so they’re ready for anything, and our staff and volunteers have a working knowledge of how children’s brains are wired so they can be positive whatever the situation.
We guarantee your children will have a great day out, where they have fun, enjoy the outdoors, and get to learn new skills and try new things.
What people like you say about us
“My favourite bit was, , , , EVERYTHING!”
“Can we come again?”
“I was 4 out of 10 confident lighting fires. Now I am 11 out of 10 confident”
“This is the most fun I’ve ever had!”
“My son has loved it”
“it’s fun, educational and outdoors and allows my child to enjoy nature and use his imagination.”
“All reports were highly positive.”
What is forest school?
BroadTree run Forest School sessions- Forest School is an ethos that combines physical adventure, free social play, positive role models, choice and time with nature. Attendees having a positive experience and enjoying the activities is more important than achieving a specific outcome.
Where do sessions happen?
Our site is just outside Bath, by Lansdown Racecourse. If you’re using Google maps, type in BroadTree Forest School and you’ll arrive exactly in our car park. If you’re using a satnav, type in “BA19BZ” and park up on the left before the woods, very shortly after turning off the main road.
What about risk?
Scientific research shows exposure to appropriate risk best prepares children for adult life, and is developmentally healthy. We enable children to explore appropriate levels of risk on their own terms, so expect your children to come back with bumps, grazes and the occassional cut or sprain- and a story of how they got it that shows they learnt something. If you want a sanitised, zero risk experience, we’re not the right place for you.
What does an average day look like?
Our sessions always vary as we cater to the needs and desires of each group, but we start with an introduction, a quick chat about what the rules should be so everyone has a good session, and then the rest of the day is spent having fun! Our most popular activities are running games, exploring the forest, climbing trees, creative activities using natural materials, and the classic camp fire & marshmallows!
Registering your child
Food & drink
Phones & devices
Sessions are cancelled, postponed or moved in the case of extreme weather- high wind, settling snow and thunderstorms. We will endeavour to give at least 24 hours notice, but British weather means this may not always be possible!
If a planned session does not go ahead for any reason, you will be offered an alternative session or a full refund. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you’ve booked onto a session but something comes up and you can no longer make it, please let us know so we can see if we can swap you to a session date that works.
Thanks for reading and we look forward to seeing you soon!
*Our guaruntee is limited to an eventbrite refund of the ticket price paid. Requests must be made in writing within 48 hours of sessions ending.
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