Holiday Forest School

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


Book Now for Spring Bank Holiday Forest School

May 23, 2017

Come and join us this Spring Bank Holiday at Beaumont Park, Newsome (Ashenhurst Rec), or Helme School for outdoor fun, games, challenges and crafts – and don’t forget your hat and suncream!  We’ve got sessions for 4-8 year olds, 8-12 year olds and 13-19 year olds. As usual, all our sessions are free of charge […]

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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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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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Come and Play Out at Xmas Forest School

December 8, 2016

Sessions on 3 Sites, in Both Weeks of the Xmas Holidays, for ages 4-19, plus Xmas Crafternoon and Outdoor Clothing Sale (tbc). This Christmas we’re running Forest School sessions in both weeks of the holidays for 4-8 year olds, 8-12 year olds (in Beaumont Park and Newsome) and 13-19 year olds (in Meltham), plus a Xmas […]

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October Half Term Forest School

October 20, 2016

New Free Forest School Sessions for 13-19 Year Olds This holiday as well as running our usual sessions for 4-8 year olds on 2 sites (Beaumont Park and Ashenhurst Rec), and for 8-12 year olds on 3 sites (Beaumont Park, Ashenhurst Rec and Helme), we’ve also been given funding to trial some new sessions for […]

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Christmas Forest School

December 14, 2015

Free 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 […]

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Autumn Holiday Forest

October 15, 2015

Book Now: Choice of 2 Different Age Groups, 8 Sessions and 3 Different Sites. This October Half Term, building on the success for our Summer Forest School programme, we’ll once again be running sessions for 4-8 year olds on 2 sites (Beaumont Park and Ashenhurst Rec) with a choice of morning or afternoon at both, and […]

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Thanks to Huddersfield Town Foundation for Funding Our Summer Forest School

July 15, 2015

We are delighted to say a huge thank you to Huddersfield Town Foundation for providing the majority of our funding for this summer on two of our sites.   We have also received some from the local Youth Action Group (MASK). We are sorry for any delays in passing on holiday dates but the funding has […]

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Thank You For Your Support At Easter

May 13, 2015

        Thank you to everyone who came and played out with us over the Easter Holidays.  We worked with 111 different children from 29 different settings on 2 sites via 6 sessions. We also ran an Easter-themed monthly Family Forest Club (with egg hunt, egg decorating, egg rolling, egg and spoon obstacle race, toasted […]

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