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School Residential Visits

Since 2013 Forest and Beach have been delivering outstanding school camps, tailor-made for visiting schools. Both Andrea and Pete, keen outdoor enthusiasts and experienced teachers, offer children amazing camping adventures, where every aspect of their stay is valued from setting up their bed for the night to exploring the woods during free time and sitting down together for the evening meal as well as the activities on offer. Children make new friends, increase in confidence and resilience whilst having a fantastic time outdoors and fostering a love of camping and our beautiful environment and eco-system. Schools rebook every year, developing long-lasting relationships with Forest and Beach.

Andrea and Pete grew up in the South Hams and lived on the coast at Beeson for over 20 years, they have a wealth of experience in guiding young and older children (as well as adults!) around the local coastline, ensuring everyone leaves FaB having gained an insight into the beauty of our local natural world and learnt a few stories along the way!

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A Camp With Us

We offer 2, 3 and 5 day school residential visits for Year 3 up to Secondary age students. We offer a range of activities such as shelter building, archery, fire lighting, toasting marshmallows on the campfire, guided walks to a selection of outstanding beaches, beach time including paddling, canoeing and Forest School exploration. 

Some of the skills and experiences young people will gain from a stay at Forest and Beach:

  • Planning and packing, before they come and during their stay!
  • Setting up their campsite bed, getting their tent ready with friends.
  • Building a fire during Forest sessions as well as campfire time with their school adults during the evening.
  • For some children learning to try food they have not tried before.
  • Building and enhancing relationships with their supporting adults, teachers, teaching assistants, governors and other school adults who love to come along!
  • For School Adults- seeing your children thrive in a different environment and have time to interact, chat and laugh!
  • Exploration of their local surroundings, learning about native flora and fauna, discussions during breakfast, lunchtimes or evening meals about what they might have seen.
  • Safety Skills, learning about personal safety when playing outside, keeping themselves and their friends around them safe during risky play.
  • Learning the importance of wearing the right clothing for the weather conditions from sun hat to warm clothing (this for all ages!)
  • Investigating bats that fly around our site.
  • Washing up and clearing up after themselves and others.
  • Being responsible for their belongings (They will lose items and then find items!)

Our Site

Forest and Beach is a 4.5 acre site located a mile from the beautiful beach at Beesands, Start Bay. Schools have sole use of our site when booking. The site includes:

  • Camping event field with small woodland for children to explore and play in during free time and access to our animals.
  • 5 comfortable compost loos onsite
  • Outdoor hot showers
  • Ancient woodland for Forest School
  • Large car park – ideal for coach drop off and pick up
  • New Education centre with large event space nestled amongst the tree canopy
  • Commercial food prep kitchen accessible to staff

FaB Food!

We love food. We love the sociable element of everyone eating together, outside, under shelter (or inside if poor weather), eating home cooked treats prepared on our Fire Cage by our Forest School Chef. 

We also love supporting our local business whether it be Britannia at the Beach for a Fish and Chip supper or buying our butcher’s burgers from Stokeley Farm Shop. 

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.