Forest Families Day – Saturday 1st August

Grown-up family members are invited to join the little ones on this Special Summer Event in the Woods. Have a go at natural fire-lighting, making cordage, woodland craft, shelter building and cooking dampers on the fire. If your child has been before they can be the experts and show you around!

  • 10am- 2pm
  • £12 for adults, £8 for children
  • Advance Booking required
  • Meet at Darwell Wood carpark
  • Bring a packed lunch and appropriate clothing!

Do get in touch with any other queries, and in the meantime, spread the word!

Sign up to Wildlife Trust 30 Days Wild Challenge 

I’m doing this… are you? Great motivation to get outdoors everyday this June… remember your sun protection! Yes the sun will shine.

Currently having a little dose of wildness every time I open my back door as the Wren family nesting under the roof now have a chirping brood of mouths to feed- very entertaining to watch the breakfast and supper routine!

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 08.30.23

May is for Play

Two very busy days here at Ironwood Forest School! Nervous new children and eager returnees, some very tired legs at the end of the day, as well as new friends made, skills learnt and interesting sticks found and incorporated into games and craft! Lots of personal adventures and achievements along the way. 8 weeks til summer… Can’t wait!

IMG_4098IMG_4077IMG_4076IMG_4109 IMG_4105 IMG_4034 IMG_4062 IMG_3996

Fully booked next week

Wonderful willow… The possibilities with this plant are endless… Vessels, cordage, charcoal, and instruments! See below a willow whistle wrapped with nettle cordage. All you need is a knife, some green willow, some nettles, and a generous smattering of patience! I wonder how the children will get on with this task next week?


Half-term 2 weeks away!

We are running sessions on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th May, so please get in touch to reserve your child’s place. If your child loves being active, outdoors all day, immersed in nature, building camps, working as a team, making natural art and craft, cooking over a fire, making new friends, playing games, getting muddy, then they will love coming to an Ironwood session! Tell your friends and family!