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This is the perfect time to be enjoying some activities with your family outdoors! We have a wonderful location just outside Winchester for parents/carers and children to enjoy some forest school activities at our magical woodland site. 


A wonderful outdoor environment where you can explore, enjoy being in the fresh air, the sky is your ceiling, the grass your floor. Come and join us round the campfire for activities based around nature as we enjoy the great outdoors together.


Mini Explorers

What is Mini Explorers?

Mini Explorers is a great way to introduce children to Forest School activities. As well as a beautiful woodland to explore and crafts to create, each session includes cooking a tasty treat on the campfire, whittling a stick, messy play in the mud kitchen or just enjoying quality time making new friends and chilling in our natural surroundings.


A typical session includes:

  • Forest School ranger directed activity

  • Hunting for mini beasts

  • Safety rules through fun games

  • Tasty treats toasted on the campfire

  • Tasty treats in the mud kitchen!

  • Treasure hunts

  • Whittling

  • 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.

“George just loves sitting in the mud kitchen and getting his hands dirty! We really enjoy our quality time together and toasting treats on the campfire”

—  Sue G

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