Mud pies, dens, potions, bug hunts, stories, sticks, natural craft, exploring, listening, growing, playing and much much more...
Through regular visits to Forest School, children can build on physical, social and cognitive skills - whilst boosting self-esteem, resilience and wellbeing. Parents often report a little boost to their wellbeing too. With time outdoors, a cup of tea and a chat with other parents being just what's needed to get through the day!
We encourage families to come for a term to give your children the chance to make friends and become familiar with the group. We understand though that family life isn't always predictable, so we're happy to offer some flexibility where we can. If you have any questions, or would like to try a taster session with your little one first, feel free to contact us.
Bee in the Woods host weekly Forest School and outdoor play sessions from two different sites.
Baby Bee's in Easthill Park - Tuesdays and Fridays
Join us in Easthill Park for lots of outdoor fun and adventure for the under 5's and their grown-ups.
Sessions run from our woodland 'camp' at the northern end of Easthill Park. With a new theme each week, there are songs, stories, exploration, craft and lots of free play fun and adventure! Our Easthill sessions are like an outdoor playgroup with lots of free play and lead activity opportunities. We are a relaxed and friendly group with tea available for adults and a healthy snack provided for your little ones.
The sessions are ideal for children aged 2.5 to 5 - but younger children are welcome to come along and give it a try. Activities are often messy as we let the children experiment and explore their senses. There is no expectation to take part; we understand that not all children want to sing songs/make crafts. The important thing is playing outdoors and enjoying your time together. Younger siblings are very welcome to join in and there are blankets, cushions and soft toys for babies to enjoy.
Baby Bee's runs from Easthill Park on Tuesdays and Fridays 10.30am - 12pm term-time only.
We are also offering an extra afternoon session on Tuesdays 12.45 - 2.15 during the Summer Term.
There is parking and the Number 1/1A buses drop off near the park.
Foredown Forest Bee's - Thursdays
Join Simone at our beautiful secret woodland camp in Foredown Woods.
Our Foredown sessions are open to children of all ages and abilities - as we welcome homeschoolers, unschoolers and pre-schoolers alike! From our woodland camp, we provide a nurturing, fun, creative space for children to learn, develop, grow in confidence and have lots of memorable experiences with their grown-ups. Through exploring, experimenting and being part of a team, children will learn about the woods, wildlife, the seasons, themselves and each other.
We’ll be singing songs, listening to stories, getting creative with woodland resources, playing games, building dens, learning about fire lighting and fire safety, cooking treats over the campfire and of course, having lots of fun outdoors! Children will have a magical time exploring with all their senses.
Foredown Forest Bee's runs every Thursday term-time and through the school holidays too.
There is parking and the Number 6 drops off close to the woodland. Find us on the map
Coming Soon... Wild Westdene Wednesdays...
From September, the Bee in the Woods team will be offering the families of Westdene the chance to explore local woodlands and discover their wild side. Details to follow...