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Forest School for Grown-Ups

Forest School fun for adults aged 18+

Mentored by Charlotte AtkinsonMentor summary: Connecting People with Nature
Organisation links:
Charlotte's Wood
Location address: Wilby, IP21 5LT
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Adult ticket £40
Next date: Friday 31st Mar,

A summary

Have you ever wondered why children get all the fun at Forest School? Do you have a hidden sense of excitement, play and adventure that you'd like to re-kindle? Perhaps you are in need of some time out to relax, re-connect with nature and learn new skills in a supportive learning environment? If so, then this 8-week programme of 'Forest School for Grown-ups' might be just what you need! The sessions will take place on Friday afternoons during the spring term of 2023, last for 2 hours and are part-funded by the 'Still on the Go Project', meaning that the cost will be just £5 per person per week (£40 for the 8 week programme) plus a small booking fee. During sessions there will be opportunities for you to connect with the woodland environment and with other members of the group through undertaking gentle woodland management tasks, trying some woodland art and crafts and learning new skills such as shelter building, fire making, campfire cooking and making things with tools. In fact...

Charlotte Atkinson·Connecting People with Nature
Charlotte has over 20 years’ experience of working with children, schools and families as a primary school teacher, headteacher, educational consultant, Forest School leader and trainer. She is a qualified Level 3 Forest School practitioner with over 10 years' experience of leading Forest School sessions with children aged 2-11 years. Charlotte is a Forest School Association (FSA) endorsed trainer and trainer assessor. She provides guidance with setting up and running Forest School as well as practical delivery of sessions and support with bid-writing and site design. Charlotte is a British Nordic Walking instructor and runs regular ‘Learn to Nordic Walk’ programmes at Charlotte’s Wood. She has a diploma in 'Shinrin Yoku' and provides guided Forest Bathing sessions at the woodland.

You need to know...

* The sessions will take place at Charlotte’s Wood in Wilby. The address is Sundial Cottage, London City Road, Wilby, IP21 5LT. There is limited parking at the venue so if possible, please park at Wilby Coronation Hall, on London City Road (IP21 5LE) and then walk 400m up London City Road (away from the village). We are on the left, just past ‘The Shingles’. There is a pair of mirrors opposite the entrance. * The sessions will start at 12.45pm. I will meet you at the entrance to the woodland. They will finish at 2.45pm. * Please ensure that you are appropriately clothed for the sessions which will take place entirely outdoors (regardless of the weather!) Please remember lots of warm layers even if it is a mild day. Recommended clothing is: - Long sleeved clothing top and bottom (even on sunny days to provide protection from scratches and stings); - Lots of warm, thin layers; - Hat, gloves and scarf if it is cold; - A waterproof outer layer, top and bottom – so waterproof coat...

Learning aims

To develop understanding of and connection to the woodland environment.

Charlotte's Wood

Charlotte's Wood is a place where people can connect with nature. It is a tranquil, privately owned woodland in the heart of rural East Anglia - large enough to lose yourself in but not large enough to get lost in! The woodland has a path running around the perimeter that makes it accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Next to Charlotte's Wood are two luxury holiday lodges and a cosy log cabin sits on the woodland edge.  The cabin is used as a venue for meetings and training and as a meeting point and shelter during woodland activities. It can also be hired as a place to stay. There is a toilet in the cabin at the entrance to the woodland and a compost loo in the woodland that is used during sessions. At the woodland Charlotte facilitates various activities and events for adults and children throughout the year. The overarching aims of these are to provide meaningful nature connection experiences for all in order to promote physical and emotional wellbeing, to bring people to...

What's provided





Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Coronavirus Safety Policy

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

Sundial Cottage, London City Road, Wilby, Suffolk, IP21 5LT

Pricing information

Ticket: Adult ticket £40

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.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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