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.


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Busy Birds Outdoor Learning sessions are for children aged 4 months up to 6 years old. We are based at Yolk Farm, Boroughbridge and Stockeld Park, Wetherby. Sessions include opportunities for your little busy bird to dig, plant, paint, hunt for bugs, make mud pies plus loads more! There is also a weekly themed story and nature craft.

 

We offer discounts on block bookings and additional siblings.

 

For more info and bookings:

www.busybirds.co.uk

 

 


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Play Sessions :

Our much loved stay and play sessions will return to Toy Library HQ at The Old School in Knaresborough every Friday, 10am – 11.30am.

Sessions will be open to all and will run in a very similar way to our pre-covid play sessions – toys and resources will be set up for children to access while grown-ups can enjoy playing along and socialising with others! The only change that we need to make, for now, is that there will be no snack provided for children. You are very welcome to bring along your own snacks though (but please avoid nuts!)

Drinks will be available for grown ups but please bring your own reusable cup. Cups will not be provided so please don’t forget!!

Toilet and baby change facilities will be open – as always, please take nappies away with you to dispose of off site.

Sessions are £3.50 plus 50p per additional child – we can only accept card payments (we have a snazzy new card machine!), we will no longer be accepting cash.

While face coverings are not compulsory, you are very welcome to wear one!

 

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 provide sessions exclusively for parents with babies. Sessions will take place on Mondays at The Toy Library and will run from 9.30am – 10.30am. 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.

There are a few safety precautions to have a read of before attending…

  • Sanitiser will be available and we will require everyone to use it when entering the session.

  • Drinks will be served by our team, there will be no access to the kitchen facilities. You will need to bring your own mug or reusable cup for your drink though as we won’t have access to any.

  • Unfortunately, this session is only open to pre-crawling babies and we can’t accommodate older siblings at this time.

  • Finally and most importantly, please do not attend if you or anyone in your household has displayed symptoms of Covid-19 in the past 14 days. We ask that you follow relevant Government advice on quarantining before attending.

Please book here.


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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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