Tiny Tree Sessions
Tiny Trees is an introduction to Forest School: Child led outdoor playgroup for adults and children aged 1–3 years.
These sessions run as free flow.
Little ones can begin exploring the woods, interacting with nature and enjoying the woodlands calm and peaceful environment in this low-pressure, free-flow session.
Tiny tree sessions are one and a half hours long. The session takes place in our preschool areas. In these areas your children can find a leaf kitchen, a digging pit, musical instruments, skittles, hammocks, charcoal and chalk drawing, to name but a few!
Tiny Trees will also incorporate an adult-led woodland activity which change every session – campfire cooking, seasonal crafts and basic woodwork.
Tiny Tree Groups
We are not currently running weekly groups, but families are welcome to attend weekly by joining in with our fortnightly groups. Please enquire for more details:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays 10 - 11.30 (Please check current session times and booking for availability). These sessions all take place in our beautiful Round House Glade.
A Typical Tiny Tree Session
What do our sessions look like? Take a look at this little film to give you an idea.
Video created by Catherine Cable.
Typical Tiny Trees Session
At the start of each session you will be greeted at our woodland entrance, by one of our Forest School Leaders who will then direct you along a ribbon trail to either the Round House Glade or the Mossy Glen preschool areas.
The session is entirely free-flow and child-led. Once the children are in the woods they can move from the various activities in their own time and choose what interests them. There is no pressure to do any particular activities, some children like to just sit and watch the fire, which is fine.
During the session we ring a bell and call all the Tiny Trees to the fire circle (if their not there already!) for a campfire snack. All our snacks are vegetarian, we try to be dairy free where possible too.
Once the snack has been served up the Forest school leader will read a seasonal woodland story for those who want to listen or your child can continue exploring and playing before its time to say good bye until next time!