Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.


image for School item typeForest School at Bodenham Arboretumadd to shortlist

  • Food Standards Hygiene (Very Good)
  • Tastes of Worcestershire Ribbon






Mrs Sandra Hill

07765 394456

07765 394456


DY11 5TB


What is Forest school?

Originally a Scandinavian idea, children of all ages can benefit greatly from the hands on learning opportunities inherently present in a woodland environment. In an age when many children have few opportunities to be outdoors, it offers them a way to learn and experience a broad curriculum in a woodland setting, with regular visits throughout the year. Children and young people are taught in a "classroom without walls", where they use the natural environment as a learning tool.

Forest School is an inspirational process that involves:

child initiated learning;
being outdoors;
integration with the National Curriculum;
delivery by a trained leader (Level 3 Forest School, Open College Network);
links to accredited learning schemes (AQA and John Muir Awards); and fun

Forest School at Bodenham Arboretum gives children freedom to enjoy the natural world in way we would have done ourselves as children, within a safe and secure environment. In the form of bespoke sessions and regular events, individuals, families, youth organisations, and educational establishments can learn, play, explore, and get close to nature in a fun and interactive way. Our aim is to give children independence to make their own choices, to take risks, to be imaginative, to discover and to learn about their world

The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky.” Margaret McMillan (1919)

Forest School is for all ages – children, including the under-fives and adults.
Activities are run throughout the year, including during school holidays at Bodenham Arboretum.

Be prepared for fun in all weathers!

For further information on times, activities and prices please see or ring Sandra on 07765 394456

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening details

Please see website for further details.



See location of Bodenham Arboretum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 808814  Lat: 52.43028 Long: -2.28361

By Road:
Brown signposts from Wolverley, Nr. Kidderminster along B4189

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted