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Ilkley Holiday Forest Fun 5-11yrs

2-day Forest School-style session @ Moorfield

Mentored by Ruth McBain (aka Red Ruth)Mentor summary: Forest School & Outdoor Learning Leader
Organisation links:
Moorfield Holiday Sessions
Location address: Ilkley, LS29 8RL
Chosen age group:

For ages: 5 - 11 years

Available tickets:
2 day ticket £62Charity ticket - 2days Free
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

A summary

Our Holiday Forest School session for 5-11 year olds, is a child-centred, outdoors session focussing on play, exploration & supported risk-taking, following the Forest School ethos. A Forest School programme will typically including games, craft activities, tool use, den-building and a campfire, depending upon the children's interests. Each day will run from 9am – 3pm, outside in Moorfield School's wonderful, wooded school grounds. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch (no nuts please!) & drinks bottle and to wear weather-appropriate clothing (including a coat) & sturdy footwear. There is a toilet which we are able to use and which does not require access to the main school building. Tickets cost £62 per child for a 2-day programme (equivalent to £31/day). - Please contact Ruth if you wish us to consider accepting a child outside the specified age group e.g. a sibling or friend of a slightly different age. - If your child has additional needs, please contact us to discuss ...

Ruth McBain (aka Red Ruth)·Forest School & Outdoor Learning Leader
Ruth McBain is a qualified Forest School Leader with over 8 years’ experience as a freelance Forest School Leader and Outdoor Learning Practitioner & Consultant, working in a range of settings, with diverse groups of pupils. She has a passion for the outdoors, the natural environment, sustainability and one-world living and is keen to share this enthusiasm with others. Above all she has a passion for children learning in, and connecting with, nature. Pippa Rochford (4&5 Aug) is a local Community Archaeologist who has worked at Forest Schools with Ruth (& other Forest School Leaders) for several years. She also runs her own archaeology sessions in schools and works for Bradford and Leeds Museums. Beate Manville (22&23 Aug) is a qualified Forest School Leader with experience of Forest School in a variety of settings, including at Ashlands Primary School, in several local public woodlands and at Moorfield School.

Useful information

Meeting point Please drop your child off at 9am and collect from the same place at 3pm. Line up outside the school gate, where we will meet you and invite you in. Please don't ring the buzzer, as the school's holiday club will have to answer. We will need to sign your child in and out, so please do not drop them off or collect them without having done this with the Forest School Leader. What to wear & bring The session will be entirely outdoors, within Moorfield's private school grounds. Children need to come appropriately dressed for potentially wet and/or cold weather, even in the summer i.e. wearing layered clothing, comfy socks, sturdy shoes/boots, a (sun?) hat and even waterproof coat and trousers. We will remain outside for the full session, but in case of very cold or wet weather we put up shelters, play active games and provide a cup of hot chocolate. We normally have a campfire on the final day. Children need to bring a packed lunch (without nuts please) and drinks bottle...

What's provided



Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

we'll be

Ben Rhydding Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8RL

Pricing information

Ticket: 2 day ticket £62
Ticket: Charity ticket - 2days £0Ticket description: Charity auction ticket

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

None of the above

Refunds are available as detailed below, if you decide to cancel due to illness or changes of plan: Cancellation with more than 30 days' notice: refunded less 10% admin fee. Cancellation with 14-29 days' notice: 50% refunded. Cancellation with less than 14 days' notice: no refund. Due to the nature of the activities and play, we can only run these sessions if we have a minimum number of participants. We will give two week's written notice and full refunds if we have to cancel. Weather: Forest Schools take place in almost all weathers, including rain and snow. However in very high winds it is unsafe to be in the woods and in very heavy and persistent rain it can also be hazardous. In the event of us having to cancel a session, we will post the information on Ruth's Facebook (Ruth McBain) & Twitter (@RuthMcIlkley) pages, and will then contact parents/carers and will give you a full refund. Very occasionally we have to send children home because they have become too cold and/or wet. If the session continues but individual children have to go home, we cannot offer a refund, so please ensure your child(ren) are dressed for the weather conditions.


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