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Published on 10.10.23 in Forest SchoolMuddy Faces, & Events

Forest School Day 2023

Forest School Day is on the 13th October. We're joining in the celebrations with our Forest School focus newsletter & practitioner giveaway.

Celebrating Forest School

Forest School Day is on the 13th October, a chance to connect, share and celebrate everything that is great and wonderful about Forest School. We're joining in the celebration too with our Forest School focus newsletter.

Forest School kit list - What are your must-haves?

If you're starting a new project or setting up a new site, it's so useful (and saves a lot of trail and error) to hear from experienced practitioners about what they couldn't do without when running their outdoor sessions.

We're making a new page in our Forest School section and we want your help:

  • what are your top 3 or top 10 bits of kit? why?
  • do you already have a kit list you'd be willing to share? We'll credit you and link to your project
  • any other links or photos of kit in action are welcome

(in this instance we're thinking about ropes or tarps or sticks etc, rather than items of clothing)

We'll share your lists and collate your responses into a big top ten recommended items.

Please send your kit list recommendations to

FSD giveaway

Forest School Day Giveaway

Win a Leaders Pruning Kit worth £107.99.

Click here to enter!

Closing date Sunday 29th October 2023.

outdoor hub

Check out our updated Forest School section on the Outdoor Hub.

Our NEW stick & disc activity collections appear below.


A multitude of stick activities to browse for inspiration.

Read More about INSPIRATIONS - Sticks


More advanced stick activities including whittling and using tools.

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INSPIRATIONS - wooden discs

Wooden discs are a great open-ended resource for using in a forest school setting or early years woodworking area. Perfect for little hands (and big)! On this page we have put together a dizzying collection of disc activities to inspire you!

Read More about INSPIRATIONS - wooden discs
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Mora Basic 511 Knife with Handguard

£6.99 exVAT

The Morakniv Basic 511 is an all-round sharp utility knife. It is ideal for use with children because of the large hand guard.

The knife has a carbon steel blade and plastic handle.

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Circular Fire Retardant Shelters

From: £229.99 exVAT

Perfect for Forest School and woodland learning, these round camo tarps are ideal to fit a large early years or primary school group under. This large, round/16 sided, shelter is made from a tough, yet soft feel, fire retardant material. Each ...

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New products & sale items

We're adding new products and clearing out old kit all the time - check out our shop sections for inspirations & bargains.

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Muddy Faces at the Forest School Association Conference

We were delighted to attand the FSA conference in Essex at the end of September/beginning of October.

Liz our director had a great time making a muster stool (a portable stool with detachable legs) at the workshop led by Mark Clarke.

a woman in a green sweatshirt kneeling on the ground using a small saw horse to saw a hazel branch
a man in a blue shirt and grey jeans kneeling on the grass nexdt to some wooden sticks and a saw, with a small handmade stool

Liz has written a lovely blog about her experience at the conference. Read it here:

Muddy Musings from the FSA Gathering 2023: Responses, Regrets, Reunions & Reflections

Free Forest School Resources from Forest School Lou

a spread of Forest School resources from Forest School Lou

Are you a Forest School Leader or Nature Educator looking for some inspiration and connection?

Find more free content on Forest School Lou's YouTube Channel.

Forest School Lou offers a variety of documents, downloads and online connection opportunities for FREE.

Find out more here.

National Education Nature Park and Climate Action Awards

Find out how to get involved and help develop the nature park here.

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