Summer Fun for Everyone…..

Free Forest School Sessions, Free Summer Play Day, and Family Crafternoons, plus Beaumont Park’s Gala Day

This Summer, in partnership with Friends of Beaumont Park and the Huddersfield Town Foundation we’re putting on 4 weeks’ of Forest School and family activities, based in Beaumont Park and at Ashenhurst Recreation Ground, Newsome.

Free Forest School Sessions

This holiday we’ll be running our usual Forest School sessions at Beaumont Park and Ashenhurst Rec, Newsome, starting on Tuesday 24th July 2017 and running for 4 weeks.

At Beaumont Park there’ll be:

At Ashenhurst Rec there’ll be:


Free Family Activities at Beaumont Park

As well as Beaumont Park’s Gala Day on Sunday 30th July, 12-4pm, we’ll be running a Summer Play Day with Friends of Beaumont Park on Wednesday 2nd August, 12-4pm.

There will be activities running throughout the park, including at the Forest School site near the Cemetery with activities for different age groups, including physical, play and creative activities, such as:

  • fun runSummer play day 2017 poster DRAFT
  • nature crafts
  • Forest School
  • wheeled fun
  • treasure trail
  • bug hunting
  • games
  • refreshments

We will be supported on the day by a team of 15-17 year olds from the National Citizens Service who will be fundraising for the event and running some activities for teenagers as part of their volunteering/social action project.

The day is part of National Play Day and during the day we hope to collect your thoughts on what sort of play you’d like to see in Kirklees. We will pass this information on to Kirklees Council to help them create their new Play Strategy.

You do not need to book via Eventbrite and you can just turn up on the day, but if you’d like to book to let us know that you’re definitely coming, we’ll have a better idea how many people to expect – book here

Final version Summer crafternoons 2017Family Crafternoons 

£2.50 per person (pay on the day) for anyone who wants to try the crafts and activities (but also feel free to just come along and have a cuppa and a cake).  Again, you don’t have to book on Eventbrite and can just turn up on the day, but if you can, it will give us a better idea of how many people to expect, so that we can make sure we have enough of everything – book here


Kirklees Forest School Network Questionnaire – What Did You Say?

July 6, 2017

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill in our questionnaire and give us some feedback at the Network Launch event in May.  If you didn’t manage to fill one in and would like to, you can do that here: Kirklees Forest School Network Questionnaire In the meantime, here’s a quick summary of […]

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Kirklees Forest School Network Launch – How Did It Go?

July 6, 2017

Summary of the Evening Thank you to everyone who came to our Kirklees Forest School Network launch on 10th May at Beaumont Park or who expressed an interest in finding out more.  The event went really well, with around 50 people attending (including representatives from Kirklees Council, Friends of Beaumont Park, and Pennine Prospects who came […]

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Invitation to Promote Forest School at a Summer Event in Greenhead Park

July 6, 2017

Do We Want to Promote Kirklees Forest School Network? As one of our first events as Kirklees Forest School Network, we have been invited to take part in a Charity Fete in Greenhead Park on Sunday 13th August 2017.  The event is being organised by Natural Kirklees, Friends of Greenhead Park and the Parks and Greenspaces Team […]

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Easter Forest School & Crafternoon

April 4, 2017

We’ve got our full range of activities running this Easter over both weeks of the holidays: Free 2-hour Forest School sessions for 4-8 year olds at Beaumont Park and Ashenhurst Rec, funded by The Huddersfield Town Foundation. Tuesday 11th April, Beaumont Park – details and booking Wednesday 12th April, Ashenhurst Rec – details and booking Tuesday 18th […]

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Kirklees Forest School Network Launch

March 30, 2017

Do you live or work in Kirklees and are trained, training or working in Forest School? If the answer is ‘yes’, we’d like to invite you to join us for a cuppa and a cake and to talk about a new Kirklees Forest School Network. The network is being set up and run in partnership with […]

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Find Out What’s Happening in February Half Term

February 10, 2017

9 Forest School Sessions for 4-8s, 8-12s, and 13-19s Family Crafternoon Family Beetle Drive Outdoor Clothing Bring & Buy Sale

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Register Now To Sell At Our ‘New To You’ Women’s Clothing Sale…..

January 19, 2017

 Saturday 28th January 2017, 12-2pm Have a Spring clean AND earn some money….. Buy a whole new wardrobe at discount prices….. And help support our Forest School and other children and family activities in your local community….. 25% of all monies made will go to Nature’s Footprints for community activity and the rest …… TO […]

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