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Activity Idea: Forest School

Forest School takes place in a secure area of woodland, which acts as an outdoor classroom where people can explore, investigate and discover the natural environment.
Sessions are organised and run by Qualified Forest School Leaders, involving a range of potential activities, which might include shelter construction, bridge building, mapping or artwork with natural materials. Forest School is not primarily a commercial opportunity, although it may be possible to charge for the use of woodland and associated facilities. Specific capital funding for setting up a Forest School is available from the Forestry Commission in the East of England.

information sheets

To learn more about obtaining planning permission look at Information sheet 1  

 

To learn more about environmental, landscape and heritage issues look at Information sheet 2

 

To learn more about where to seek professional advice look at Information sheet 3

 

To learn more about creating a business plan look at Information sheet 4

 

To learn more about education, the arts and health initiatives look at Information sheet 5

 

To learn more about infrastructure, access and facilities look at Information sheet 6

 

To learn more about insurance look at Information sheet 7

 

To learn more about Marketing, Advertising and Research look at Information sheet 8

 

To learn more about opportunities for grants and funding look at Information sheet 9

 

To learn more about staff training and recruitment look at Information sheet 10

 

To learn more about working with existing tourism, recreation and leisure enterprises look at Information sheet 11

 

To find out more about working with other woodland activities look at Information sheet 12

 

To learn more about promoting diversity look at Information sheet 13

 

 
Forestry School 1

contact information

For details on Forest School funding opportunities in the East of England see: www.forest-schools-east.org