News and Announcements

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 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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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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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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Can You Help? Nature’s Footprints is currently homeless!

January 20, 2017

After 3 years at our base in Netherton, and due to circumstances out of our control, we had to move out over Christmas.  While we look around for a (convenient and affordable) new home, we urgently need: A space to work from for 2-3 days a week (for 2-3 people) Somewhere to run training from […]

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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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We Need Your Votes To Help Us Raise Money For A New Project

November 15, 2016

Just 4 Days Left To Vote and Help Us Raise £25,000 It only takes a few minutes and could make a huge difference….. We couldn’t do what we do without you, and your continued support allows us to keep going, keep growing and make what we do a success. Behind the scenes we’re tirelessly working […]

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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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