Forest Schools

Birkenhead Park has its own dedicated team of forest school leaders, offering sessions to children from five years upwards from our local schools.  We are passionate about assisting the development of local children through experiential learning.  A connection to nature is a calming influence and our gentle nurturing approach encourages children to communicate, be active, increasing confidence and has been shown to help with behavioural issues like ADHD, allowing learners to be less distracted by their environment, while approaching real life problems in real time at their own speed in a relaxed fashion.

Forest Schools FAQ

Forest Schools Sessions typically have:

  • A structured start and end

  • Lasts two hours

  • Involves a number of activities

  • Will have at least one creative craft available

  • Is child led, and where possible child initiated learning. Therefore, its structured but not directive

 

Examples of activities:

 

  • Den building

  • Games (educational/developmental)

  • Tracking skills

  • Messy play

  • Broomstick building

  • Orienteering

  • Story telling/making

  • Clay play

  • Exploring senses

  • Fully trained staff with over 30 years combined experience of delivering Forest schools

  • Staff experienced in tool use, in a variety of ways

  • Sites managed by us, by people who know what hazards to look for.

  • All activities insured and risk assessed by us.

  • Local; delivery within ten minute walk from your school, or minibus transport provided..

  • All Equipment provided, including the Forest!!

  • All staff CRB or DBS checked

  • All sites assessed by experienced and qualified staff.

Junior Rangers

Our Award Winning Junior Ranger Program runs throughout the Summer Hols on Wednesdays in August.  Each day has specially themed crafts, games and activities and is suitable for the whole family to enjoy.  Last year and this year we have partnered with Brassey Street Childrens Centre, the my child can team, The Arc animal experience, Talonted Feathers and Moonshine owl Sanctuary, Tesco  and Trespass.

Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre

Park Drive

Birkenhead 

Wirral, CH41 4HY

birkenheadpark@wirral.gov.uk

Tel: 0151 652 5197