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School holidays are the best time for children to be out and about. We run holiday activity camps in our natural woodland setting in both easter and summer school holidays. Children have fun around the campfire, engage with nature, get some fresh air and have lots of laughter with a bit of risky play. Join us for a day from 9am till 3pm – or even better for the whole week!

Providing a safe and supportive environment for children to explore the world and themselves, while learning new skills. Forest Schooled children grow in confidence, self esteem and maturity and are better able to communicate.

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Activity Camps
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What are activity camps?

Primary school age children from reception up to 13 years attend a mixed-age group camp. Younger children are nurtured within the group and older children can develop their teamwork and leadership skills.

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Activities can include:

  • Shelter building

  • Crafting from natural materials

  • Environmental art

  • Treasure and Scavenger hunts

  • Exploring and bug hunting

  • Safe fire making and campfire cooking

  • Using tools and green woodwork

  • Lots of fun and games!

  • Ages
    My Little Explorers forest kindergarten is open during the term time for children aged between 2 years 9 months to 4 years old. During the holidays, we run activity camps and bushcraft days for children aged from 4 years up.
  • Fees
    The current (2022/2023) hourly rate is £8.50. Early Years Funding is available for the children who are eligible (first term after their 3rd birthday) and can be split between a second setting. Please email for a breakdown of our charges.
  • Session information
    My Little Explorers is open Monday to Friday with sessions as follows: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday’s 8.30am – 4.00pm - Forest school session Wednesday 8.30am - 1.00pm Morning forest school session or 8.30am - 4.00pm Forest school session Friday 9.00am – 1.00pm - Morning forest school session or 9.00am - 3.00pm Forest school session
  • Clothing
    At My Little Explorers we WILL be going outside, come rain, come shine so it is really important that the children have appropriate clothing. There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing! Clothes needed include: Change of clothes (full set including extra socks and pants) Full set of waterproofs* Small fleece blanket A nice warm jumper* In summer: Please include sunscreen and sun hat In winter: Please include a warm hat, gloves, scarf and wellies or snow boots Rucksack (if possible small enough for your child to carry, big enough to contain the kit above!) * My Little Explorer hoodies are available from us for £15. We can recommend a suppler who specialises in waterproofs which we use and are highly recommended. Designed in Scandinavia, these dungaree and jacket sets are great all year round – light and breathable for summer but very waterproof and windproof for winter (they can also be layered underneath with thermals, trousers and jumpers for extra warmth).
  • Food
    We encourage healthy eating and provide fruit or a healthy option during the day for snack time. Children need to bring their own lunch box and always bring a water bottle which we can top up if necessary. We are often in the woods having lunch around the campfire so finger foods are good, or a nice flask of soup or pasta for those colder days. Soap and water or wet wipes are used for hand washing before eating. Please be aware that we have a no-nuts policy.
  • Applying for a place
    To apply for a place at My Little Explorers please complete the online application form: Registration Form Kindergarten. Once a place has been confirmed you will be asked for a £75 fee to secure a place with us (£50 deposit refundable upon leaving the nursery and £25 administration fee). A deposit is not required for those children only accessing their free entitlement hours.

“Freddie can't wait for the school holidays and activity camp. He particularly loves making dens and playing capture the flag. He even found dinosaur bones!”

—  Sue B

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