Forest School Activities

Activities will include amongst others:

  • Den building
  • Fires and outdoor cooking
  • Story Time
  • Natural Art
  • Mini beasts/pond dipping
  • Stream Damming
  • Natural Musical Instruments
  • Sculpture – Clay/ Natural Materials
  • Backwoods cooking
  • Forest school

Weekend Activities

Times and details to be confirmed, please keep checking back for more information or contact us at


Groups / Bespoke Sessions/Parties

Groups can be catered for please contact us for details.

Welcome to ‘The World Outside’

We the outdoor activity and forest school provider based at Bodenham Arboretum

It is very important to us to provide opportunities for everyone, from families  and individuals, to schools and corporate groups to get
outside for fun and curriculum linked activities in the woods.   Participates  can enjoy outdoor activities in a
relaxed and spontaneous manner though a variety of focused and learner-led activities.  This allows the participant to develop and learn in a way that is beneficial to their development of self-esteem, confidence and respect and provide opportunities for an inquisitive and positive relationship with the natural world.

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We look forward to hearing from you


Forest School at Bodenham Arboretum gives children freedom to enjoy the natural world in the way we would have done ourselves as children, within a safe and secure environment.

In the form of bespoke sessions and regular events, individuals, families, youth organisations, corporations and educational establishments can learn play, explore and get close to nature in a fun and interactive way.

Activities run throughout the year, so be prepared for all weathers!

To find out more please contact Sandra on 07765394456 or email


Schools and

Enhance your school visit to the Arboretum with Forest School. All Key Stages are catered for with child-led learning and curriculum linked activities that develop inquisitive and positive relationships within the natural environment. We provide for all through fully insured and first aid trained staff, risk assessed activities and bespoke programmes    Read more…

Team Building and Teacher Training

Adult team building days for your school or cooperation primarily based outside in the woods of the arboretum.
A bespoke programme will meet the needs and abilities of your team. The activities will test initiative whilst not being too physical and will provide opportunities for the whole team to be involved. Read more..

Bespoke Sessions and Parties

The World Outside can cater for your event whether it’s your child’s birthday party or your group’s needs.
A Forest party is something really different and great for children of any age from 2 upwards as we tailor the activities to suit their abilities, interest, and age groups. Read more..!

Family Fun

Family fun

At Bodenham Arboretum we run forest school sessions for the under fives, 5 – 12 year old’s and 9 – 14 year old’s during the summer holidays. Children to be accompanied by an adult unless otherwise stated.  Read more…

Weekend Family sessions are available on Sundays afternoons  Click here for more details

Whats On!


Places Limited – Book early to avoid disappointment!



( Children to be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Wednesday 22nd  FEBRUARY and Thursday 23rd FEBRUARY

10am  -12noon   and 1.30 – 3.30pm

2 HOUR SESSION  – 5 – 11 year olds*

(Children to be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Cost £5.00   (siblings £4.00)

Meet at 9.45am outside the Visitors Centre

Activity clothes and sturdy shoes are a must for all

Bring waterproofs, wellies, suntan cream and a sun hat (a change of clothes for the journey home).

Long sleeves and trousers recommended

Younger siblings welcome – must be booked and paid for


Friday  24th February 

10 – 11am and 11.30 – 12.30pm –

1 HOUR SESSION (Children to be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Cost £4.20 (siblings £3.50) Every Friday including school holidays Meet outside the Visitors Centre 10 minutes before the start of the session

Activity clothes and sturdy shoes are a must for all Bring waterproofs, wellies, suntan cream and a sun hat (a change of clothes for the journey home). Long sleeves and trousers recommended

Older siblings welcome – must be booked and paid for


For further information on times, activities and prices, please email Sandra at or take a look at the website

or alternatively ring Sandra on 07765 394456



Spend time together as a family in the forest, lighting and cooking on the fire, making crafts and enjoying time outdoors!

2 – 4pm

£5 per a head

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Every Friday during term time – 10 – 11 , 11.30 – 12.30pm and 1.30 -2.30pm

Places are limited  – booking essential!

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