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Check out our Forest School gift vouchers and activity books - perfect for adventurous kids and families! 

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by Peter Houghton of The Forest School Way 


The Forest School Way run forest school sessions in and around London for children of all ages. These take place term time in schools, after school, and during school holidays and weekends. We also provide forest school for homes educated children,  encouraging child-led play & learning in a natural environment. 

Peter and Jane founders of the forest school way are authors of the very first and best-selling series of forest school activity books,

Play The Forest School Way,  A Year of Forest School  and Forest School Wild Play (playing with nature's elements)


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School Holidays Forest School

Want your child to have a ‘wild’ holiday? Relax in the knowledge that they will be having fun, making new friends, learning life skills out in the fresh air exploring the natural world around them.

children at a weekend forest school in the woods under a tarp

Weekend Forest School

Saturday forest school 

term time 


currently not running

children playing at forest school

Home Ed Tue

In line with the forest school ethos, the sessions will involve nature-based activities inspired by child-led spontaneity and will take place outdoors in the fresh air within the beautiful location of Hampstead

after school forest school kids playing in the woods

After School Forest School

Coming soon 

email us to get on the waiting list 

children taking part in a forest school activity

Home Ed Thu
5-8 years

A fantastic way to meet and connect with the local community all based in a natural setting. Sessions are uniquely designed around the children's own interests.

carved wooden spoons and wood working tools, spoon carving

Wood Carving Private bookings 

Book private wood carving classes

one to one or groups available for both adults and children,

with master carver Peter Houghton

whats on
How to carve a bush craft walking stick lesson 4 ribbed oval

How to carve a bush craft walking stick lesson 4 ribbed oval

In this video, I walk you through knife carving skills and cuts I use to carve patterns onto a stick found on a walk. I will teach you a new cutting technique on different sections of the stick. follow along with me to learn new knife skills and new carving techniques as you go. 0:00 intro 1:07 stop cut 3:25 carving oval using thumb push cut 12:04 scoring lines for ribbing 15:03 v cutting grove in between ribbing 26:34 smoothing over ribbing to make round 38:54 tidying up carving 40:19 lesson 4 complete Here is our PayPal link if you enjoy the videos and feel to make a donation towards a cup of coffee or packet of cookies for the fireside. woods that can be used for this project- ideally, the wood should be- not too hard (so you can carve without too much effort) and not too soft. (so the wood does not break, and can hold details carved into it) a lot of different woods can be carved, I can't name them all but here is a few below. Lime, ash, sycamore, holly, birch, willow, oak(can be hard), London plane, pine, etc Our Website- Out Now our new Activity Cards !!!! 48 fun things to do in nature Forest School Activity Cards- Books published by us !!! Play The Forest School Way- A Year Of Forest School-




Check out all the happenings here at the forest school way. You’ll find out more about our latest programs and what we have coming up in the future. check back often to never miss a beat.

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