Christmas Forest School

December 14, 2015

in Forest School Sessions, Holiday Forest School, News

IMG_2297Free Forest School Sessions in the Christmas Holidays

Once again, thanks to generous support and funding from Kirklees Council (Integrated Youth Support Services) and the Huddersfield Town Foundation Website, we are able to run a full programme of free Forest School sessions for both age groups (4-8 and 8+) across all 3 of our sites (Beaumont Park, Meltham and Newsome).  The only change is that because it’s Winter, our 8+ sessions will run for 4 hours – 10am until 2pm (rather than 6 hours).  Sessions will include Christmas and Winter-themed games and activities, challenges and walks.


EveryIMG_2283 session is completely outside and children will need suitable warm and waterproof clothing and footwear.  If your child needs extra warm layers (thermals, jogging bottoms, ski trousers, coat, socks, hat, gloves), waterproofs, wellies or boots, please let us know and we’ll bring extra in the right sizes for them to borrow (or you can buy them for a small donation or exchange them for something they’ve grown out).  Snacks and drinks are provided and all children at the 8+ sessions need a packed lunch.


The 3 sites are:

  • Beaumont Park – we have a dedicated Forest School site at the bottom of Beaumont Park, just off the Railway Line Nature Trail.  The easiest way to get to the site is via the top right hand corner of Lockwood Cemetery, off Meltham Road.
  • Ashenhurst Recreation Ground, Newsome – we use the wooded slope next to the rec, skate park and playground.  The rec can be accessed from Newsome Road (HD4 6NA) or at the end of Roger Lane (HD4 6PY)
  • Helme School, Helme Ln, Meltham, Holmfirth HD9 5RW – we use the field and wooded are just outside the school grounds

The details are:

Monday 21st December

  • 8+, Helme School – 10am-2pmIMG_2329
  • 8+, Beaumont Park – 10am-2pm – FULL
  • 4-8s, Ashenhurst Rec – 9.30am-11.30am
  • 4-8s, Ashenhurst Rec – 12.30pm-2.30pm

Tuesday 22nd December

  • 8+, Ashenhurst Rec – 10am-2pm
  • 4-8s, Beaumont Park – 9.30am-11.30am – FULL
  • 4-8s, Beaumont Park – 12.30am-2.30pm – FULL

Tuesday 29th December

  • 8+, Helme School – 10-2pm

To book please:

  • Call and leave a message – 01484 661531 (office)

  • Call or text – Jo, 07843 673011 or Lisa, 07976 813409

  • Email –,

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