Playgroups & Classes Harrogate

Outdoors


Børn of the Forest is a classroom without walls where children learn from nature, within nature. Our sessions, based on the principles of the Forest School approach, allow children to learn about nature, the environment, their world and themselves through natural, open ended play, creation, exploration, and discovery.

 

Term time Monday 10-11.30, 1-2.30; Wednesday 10-11.30 and Thursday 10-11.30

Join us in our beautiful woodland setting designed for you and your child to connect with each other and nature while you stay and play together.

Each session will have some adult led element such as a story or craft activity but is really intended to be child led as our environment is set up for exploration and discovery…Cook up some muddy meals in our dirty diner, hunt for insects, watch out for wildlife in our birdhide, swing, build dens, chill in the hammocks, balance on our slackline… There really is so much to enjoy!

Come explore, create, experiment and experience the awe and wonder of nature at Børn of the Forest.

June half term Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.30-11. 11.30-1 and 1.30-3. All ages.

This session is similar to our pre-schooler session but opened up to all primary aged children for the school holidays.

Summer Holidays 2nd 3rd, 4th August 9-4pm.

A summer holiday club they’ll never forget! Join us for 3 days of forest school fun from 9am-4pm for children aged 5-11. Sessions are led by DBS checked, qualified and experienced staff and prices start from just £30 a day.

Forest school looks at each child individually to enable self-esteem, independence, and creativity to flourish in the fresh air. Our high adult to child ratios of 1:6 enables staff to work closely with your child to develop skills and concepts while still giving them the opportunity to play and build relationships with their peers.

We follow the children’s lead and free play and exploration is a big part of the day. We will also plan activities such as den/shelter building, fire lighting, outdoor cooking, team games, wood work, tool use, and nature-based craft giving each participant an opportunity to learn about and connect to the natural environment, problem solve, and enjoy being part of a team.

Come explore, create, experiment and experience the awe and wonder of nature at Børn of the Forest.

Find out more by visiting bornoftheforest.co.uk or you can find us on social media @bornoftheforest on Facebook and Instagram.


www.bornoftheforest.co.uk/

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Busy Birds outdoor learning sessions are for children who are crawling up to and including 6 years old. We are based at three fabulous Yorkshire locations, including; Yolk Farm near Boroughbridge, Stockeld Park near Wetherby and Herd Farm Activity Centre in Leeds. Sessions include opportunities for your little busy bird to dig, plant, paint, hunt for bugs, make mud pies plus loads more! There are weekly guided nature crafts, story and songs in our busy birds ‘nest’ circle time.
We offer discounts on block bookings and for additional siblings. You can book through our website www.busybirds.co.uk
Come and join us for some fun in the finest fresh air!

 


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Play Sessions : Resuming w/c 12th April!

We are pleased to be able to offer some play sessions to local families that are Covid-secure, held outdoors and enable some socialisation for your pre-school aged child as well as grown ups!

Outdoor Play Sessions:

Beginning on Tuesday 13th April, we will be running outdoor play sessions every Tuesday for children and their grown ups. These will take place from 10.30am – 11.30am in the grounds of Knaresborough House, just across the road from The Toy Library. There will be a range of toys and resources available to play with and our staff will be on hand to sanitise items regularly.

The sessions will cost £3 per child (plus 50p per additional child) to attend (payment must be made online through bank transfer. We cannot accept cash) and booking is essential.

 

Parent and Baby Sessions

We are delighted to have been awarded some funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund) which has enabled us to secure an indoor setting for our sessions exclusively for parents with babies. There will be 2 sessions a week that take place on Mondays and Wednesdays at Chain Lane Community Hub in Knaresborough. Sessions will run from 9.30am – 10.30am and we hope to provide an opportunity for parents to socialise and share experiences plus some sensory exploration for the babies with a selection of our toys available to use. Parents will be served with a drink & biscuits and our staff will be around for chat and information.

The sessions will cost £3 to attend (payment must be made online through bank transfer. We cannot accept cash) and we will have to take names and contact details of everyone in attendance for track and trace purposes. Places are limited to 10 so booking is essential.

 


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Cricket Tykes

A weekly class for 4-7 year olds teaching cricket skills to develop hand eye co-ordination and movement skills. Classes held across the Harrogate district.

didi rugby Harrogate

didi Rugby has been devised to get young children aged 18 months to 6 years active and to teach them new skills while having fun in a safe environment.

Getting children active at a young age aids their development, improves their co-ordination, speed and balance and gives them more confidence.

Golf Tots at Rudding Park

A safe environment for children aged 3 – 6 years to have fun and improve their coordination and concentration skills. Soft golf balls, brightly coloured plastic golf clubs and experienced PGA Professionals prove it’s never too early to start playing golf!  £5 per child

 

Every Sunday: 11am or 11.30am

For more information call 01423 871350

 

 

I want to Ride My Bike with Dave Burns

Magic Hours are available every weekend. If your little one is itching to get onto 2 wheels be it balancing and or pedaling, now’s your chance! If they are already riding and need to brush up on their skills/got a new bike, then an hours 1:1 tuition is perfect too

More info on website.

Learn French and Spanish in your welly boots with LinGo Explore!

LingoExplore to re-launch in Sept 2021.

LinGo Explore – Pre-school outdoor language classes from a trained and experienced language teacher.  Learn French and Spanish in your welly boots!

Want to inspire both a love of languages and nature?  My lessons are based in the enchanting garden at Horticap in Harrogate on Thursday mornings.  We also have access to a classroom for very rainy days.

 

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