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Published on 12.10.18 in Forest School

Forest School Day, 12 October 2018

UK Forest School is 25 years old this year and that is definitely something worth celebrating!

This newsletter was originally produced in October 2018, some of the information may no longer be relevant.

Happy 25th Anniversary!

UK Forest School is 25 years old this year and that is definitely something worth celebrating!

To mark the occasion, what better way than to establish an inclusive, annual Forest School Day, created by and for the forest school community? The Forest School Day project has been created to encourage the Forest School Community to connect, share and celebrate this milestone together and of course to celebrate it in a Forest School values way!

Liz (founder and Muddy Faces Forest School expert) will be at the 2018 National Forest School Festival - Belong in this Place in Norfolk this weekend with a range of fire lighting kits for festival goers to have a play with, including a traditional flint and steel, bow drill, fire piston and our Dragons Sneeze.

There are also a couple of places left for the Forest School Association Gathering on the 19th-21st October, for more information visit the Forest School Association South West facebook page where there is a booking form.

Forest School

Forest School is the reason Muddy Faces exists. We think it is an incredible tool for wellbeing, development and learning.

Find out the history & key organisations, read the evidence, understand the ethos and training, find out what others say in articles and videos, and most importantly - get involved!

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Outdoor Hub

Our Outdoor Hub has a wealth of inspiring activities, events and information. Each section has been designed to encourage engagement in the outdoors, connection with nature and to help spark imaginative play and creativity.

Forest School activities

What activities happen at Forest School?

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Reflections Nursery: Movement & Stillness in the Forest

Beautiful short film demonstrating the thinking and learning that happens in a Forest School session.


Our one-stop-shop has a diverse selection of practical, educational and inspiring products for all your forest school, outdoor play and learning requirements.

Forest School Starter Set

From: £109.99 exVAT

This kit has a great balance of tools and equipment to get your forest school project going. Available in two sizes: 4-7yrs and 8-12yrs.

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Forest School Activities Bundle - KS1 & KS2

£61.58 exVAT

This is a bundle of 3 books that are full of activities and games for children in an outdoors setting. The activities are most suitable for children in KS1 and KS2, but they can also be used with older children and adults.

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Discover all that Muddy Faces have to offer for children of all ages! Our outdoor play and education materials are designed to help children connect with the outdoors.

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Muddy Faces: the original Forest School shop

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The Outdoor Hub Events Calendar is jam-packed with special days and annual events - here's a selection coming up soon. Plenty more events listed on our website - including inspiring courses, training events and workshops.

All of October
Popcorn Poppin' Month
October is Popcorn Popping Month - a time to celebrate this whole grain treat.

All of October
Family Learning Festival
Packed full of activities and events this festival will take place throughout October inspiring a love of learning in family life.

5-7 October
National Forest School Festival
Belong in this Place! A Forest School Festival for the whole family.

8-14 October
Grown in Britain Week
Help celebrate our trees, woods and forests and the amazing products they produce.

9-11 October
Bushcraft for Practitioners
Approved by the Institute for Outdoor Learning this course aims to give you real confidence and understanding in the key skills of Bushcraft.

12 October
Forest School Day
Together, connecting, sharing and celebrating 25 years of UK Forest School.

14 October
World Conker Championships
A great family day out, watch the competitors battle and support their cause to raise money to help the visually impaired.

18 October
Health, Wellbeing and Learning Outdoors Conference
A conference of current thinking, research and best practice delivered through inspiring speakers, hand-on workshops, and a toolkit to take away.

19-21 October
FSA South West Gathering - Skills Share
An opportunity to meet like minded practitioners to share skills and good food!

Please note these dates were correct at the time this newsletter was produced, in 2018. While some annual dates may still be relevant, others may not.


Here you can find a variety of different events and training all associated with being outdoors.

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