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What we do

Forest days  

Forest days
Children spend a day in the woods taking part in outdoor cooking, shelter-building, firelighting, explorations, using tools and more. These days are run during the school holidays and during term-time for home-schooled children. More >

   

 

Beach days  

Beach days
Beach days/sessions are run during the school holidays and term time for home-schooled children. Search the strandline, create beach art, explore rock pools and learn about our fantastic marine environment. More >

   

 

Coastal adventure days  

Coastal adventure days
Our coastal adventure days begin with a private tour of Start Point Lighthouse. This is followed by an afternoon of beach school activities. Our coastal adventure days are delivered to schools during term-time, and to children in the school holidays. More >

   

 

Residential stays  

Residential stays
Since 2013 we have hosted school residential visits which have received fantastic reviews from teachers and children. Children take part in a wide range of forest school and beach school activities.
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Curriculum days  

Curriculum-linked days
We deliver curriculum-linked days in schools and at Forest & Beach. Anglo-Saxon days, Stone Age Days as well as Science, Literacy and Art themed days. Other areas of the curriculum also covered on our bespoke days. More >

   

 

Young Adventurers Club and pre-school visits  

Young Adventurers Club and pre-school visits
Our toddler group is very popular and we host local pre-schools for forest school sessions.
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Birthday parties  

Birthday parties
Celebrate your child's birthday with us at Forest and Beach! Parties take place in the beautiful woodland with sea views, with a parachute canopy for shelter and seating area around a fire pit. We cater for all ages and tailor the party to your child's needs. More >

   

 

John Muir Award and consultancy  

John Muir Award and consultancy
We deliver the John Muir Award to schools, helping them develop their outdoor learning areas. We have worked with Diptford Primary, Harbertonford Primary, Dartmouth Academy, Stokenham Primary and Aveton Gifford Primary. More >

   

 

River study days  

River study days
We deliver river study days for local schools. We lead the activities, teaching about source to sea.
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Outdoor learning consultancy  

Outdoor learning consultancy
Pete is an Experiential Learning Facilitator and offers outdoor learning consultancy to schools and charities. Through the charity Send A Cow, Pete has delivered African Garden Days across the UK, receiving outstanding feedback. More >

   

 

Canoeing / Forest & Beach activity days  

Canoeing/ forest & beach activity days
Bespoke trips for schools and other children offering canoeing and forest and beach school experiences. Run in conjunction with Dave Halsall of Singing Paddles, adding another dimension to school stays and holidays. More >

     
Hosting training days  

Hosting training days
Our education centre has hosted many training days from ranging from beach schools training to outdoor first aid.

More info coming soon ...

     
   

 

Hire of barn and site for events  

Hire of barn and site for events

We host weddings and celebrations in our eco-barn and events field with beautiful views of Start Bay.

More info coming soon ...

   

 

National Award winning Dadfest  

National Award-winning Dadfest
Forest & Beach hosts and co-organises Dadfest along with Dangerous Dads Network Totnes.
2016 sees the inaugural Mumfest at Forest & Beach.

MUMFEST IS FULLY BOOKED. IF WE RECEIVE ANY CANCELLATIONS WE WILL FREE UP SPACES AND PROMOTE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEBSITE.

     

What are the benefits of our work?

Our work supports the holistic development of the child:

  • Health and fitness - Being active in an outdoor, natural environment.

  • Increased emotional wellbeing - Being confident and self-reliant.

  • Social development - Communicating, and negotiating with children and adults to solve problems and share experiences.

  • Skills development - Developing fine and gross motor skills and coordination for real purposes.

  • Gaining knowledge and understanding - Using all of our senses, problem solving and real-life learning.

  • Individualised learning - Careful observation allows adults to tailor support to children's own interests and stage of development.

  • Curriculum Links - Our work supports many areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, National Curriculum, World Wide curriculum and the Every Child Matters agenda.

 

 


Forest and Beach is a member of the Forest School Association

South Devon OutdoorsNational Outdoor Events Association Awards 2015Sustainably Active in South Devon's Area of Outstanding Natural BeautyForest School Association

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