Forest & Beach

Forest and Beach, established in 2013, is a National Award winning outdoor company based in the beautiful South Hams, Devon, a mile from the beach at Beesands. We offer a range of services including school camps, school holiday activity days, Forest School and Beach School sessions, corporate days for businesses and site venue hire. Our centre includes an event field with stunning views of Start Bay, newly built event barn and a woodland surrounded by beautiful countryside. We can cater for bespoke requests tailored to your needs.

About Us

At Forest & Beach, we LOVE learning about our natural world. We never cease to be amazed by the beauty and wonder of the magnificent environment on our doorstep! By taking others outside into our incredible ancient woodland and to the glorious South Devon beaches, we hope to inspire others to share our passion for our planet. With a clear environmental mission, we work with local schools, businesses and individuals across the UK to inspire learning on environmental issues. Nestled in farmland a mile from the beach at Beesands we offer a range of services ranging from Forest School, Beach School, bespoke educational packages, school holiday activity days for children, and team-building or corporate days for businesses.

Who We Are

Pete and Andrea Moore, Directors of Forest & Beach, Primary School Teachers

Teaching within the Primary age range for the past 28 years, both abroad and in Devon, has allowed us the time to observe how children flourish when they are given opportunities to play and explore outdoors in a natural environment.

We are passionate about allowing children and adults alike, the freedom to be led by their curiosity. To ask questions, take risks, learn new skills and ignite an appetite to spend more time outdoors.

We are both local to the South Hams, former pupils of Kingsbridge School and are committed to ensuring children engage positively with their environment.

Our Journey So Far…

Having grown up in the South Hams, both attending Kingsbridge Comprehensive School together, Andrea and Pete qualified in teaching in 1995.

After teaching for 4 years in Bristol, then in Singapore, they decided that teaching ‘back home’ was their next step.

Once back teaching in the South Hams, they both trained to become Forest School and Beach School practitioners to increase their ability to teach outside. After setting up Forest School in both of their local Primary Schools, they knew there was more to achieve! That’s when Forest and Beach was born!

In 2013, the FaB adventure began. Starting off with hosting children’s birthday parties, then offering school holiday Forest Days, the business grew and matured like a developing oak tree. Soon, school residentials were being booked in and the site was being used for weddings and family celebrations.

Within 5 years Forest and Beach won a National Award for the Best Outdoor Recreation Business in the UK at the Rural Business Awards.

In 2021 the much cherished and well used centre was taken down and the new centre was built. It was ready for the 2022 residential season!

And so the new era has begun. A new outdoor centre, which is a fabulously unique venue and is ready for the next 10 years of exciting adventures at Forest and Beach.

Bulk Book School Holiday Forest Days

If you’d like to book multiple School Holiday Forest Days, please fill out the information below – we can confirm availability and send you BACS details for payment.