Please call or email to book a Forestry Club session

What will you get up to?

At Forestry Adventure Club your children will get up to so much, including:

  • Mud Kitchen
  • Campfires
  • Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Bug Hunts
  • Identifying Trees
  • Forestry
  • Fire Lighting
  • Songs and Story Telling
  • Clay Art
  • Tool and Wood Work skills
  • Camp Fire Cooking e.g damper bread and marshmallows

The Important Bits...

All sessions are lead by a qualified forestry school teacher.

Please book in advance as there will be a maximum of 18 children per session.

Please arrive at the Tea Room 15 minutes before your session with an adult to complete paperwork. The children will then be taken to the forestry adventure site. Adults must stay with children Under 5 during all Forestry sessions. Adults are welcome to leave Over 5s in the care of our Qualified Forestry School teacher if they wish.

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear - long sleeves, trousers and closed toe shoes. 

Adults who wish to continue into the Arboretum and Gardens while their child is at Forestry Club, before the session or afterwards may be asked to pay admission fee. There is no admission fee into the Tea Room if you wish to wait for your child there. Forestry Club is not included in the Kid's Go Free Summer offer.

About our Forest School Staff

Our Forest School teacher Deborah Bell is a qualified secondary school Physical Education Teacher and is a Qualified OCN level 3 Forest School Leader. She has worked in the leisure industry and teaching profession for over 30 years and has a degree in Sport Studies, Diploma in Sports Psychology and PGCE in Physical Education.


Deborah holds an enhanced CRB certificate and a first aid certificate in paediatric in the outdoors.

Forestry Adventure Club (2-12 years)

May Half-Term Dates


  • Tuesday 30th May 10am-12pm SOLD OUT
  • Tuesday 30th May 1pm-3pm
  • Wednesday 31st May 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday 31st May 1pm-3pm
  • Thursday 1st June 10am-12pm
  • Thursday 1st June 1pm-3pm
  • Friday 2nd June 10am-12pm
  • Friday 2nd June 1pm-3pm SOLD OUT



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£5 for first child, £4.50 per additional sibling 




Forestry Mini-Adventure Club for Under 5s!

Forestry Mini-Adventure Club every Thursday during Term Time



Our Mini Adventurers Club is designed for parents/carers with preschool children to come and spend time outdoors learning & exploring!


£4.00 per session per child


PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE by calling 01299 861368 or email [email protected] as spaces are limited. 


Spring Term Themes

27th April - Gardening Month

4th May - May Day & the green man 

11th May - Musical Instruments

18th May - National Pet Week

25th May - Be Nice to Nettles Week


Summer Term Themes

8th June - Forest Fairy Tales  

15th June - Father's Day

22nd June - Around the World

29th June - National Insect Week 

6th July - Counting  

13th July - Firelighting

20th July - Campfire & End of Term Party


Forestry Home Education Group

Forestry Home Education Group will return March 2017


Alternate Fridays during Term Time



Suitable for ages 2-12 years

Our Forestry Home Education Group is designed for home educated children and their parents/carers to come and spend time outdoors learning & exploring!


During term time sessions a typical day may involve making dens, mud pies in our mud kitchen, whittling sticks, exploring and identifying the mini beasts around the Arboretum, singing or reading a story around the campfire while toasting marshmallows or cooking popcorn. Children will have the opportunity to use various tools and learn many skills which aren’t available in the classroom or at home. 


£5.00 per session per child


PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE by calling 01299 861368 or email [email protected] as spaces are limited. 


"Forest School Party"

"We have just had our son's fourth birthday party at Arley Arboretum and it was absolutely brilliant! We had 13 children for the party and they all had a lovely time. We chose to have the party in the forest school which is situated away from the main arboretum in a private area with a fire pit, a mud kitchen, a rope ladder and rope swing... Deb, the forest school leader, was brilliant with the kids... Thank you so much to everyone at Arley Arboretum for making Sam's party so fun! I would recommend this to everyone."

Clare B Visited June 2016