Fireflies Forest school is based at Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Huntingdon Cambridgeshire.
We feel passionate that children should be immersed in the outdoors and connect with nature as much as possible from a young age. The value of the great outdoors and connecting with nature should not be underestimated, and is instrumental for a child's development and for positive mental health. Amongst many other benefits such as positive self esteem, confidence, independence, resilience, the ability to risk take and assess risk and to be connected to world around them.
We run sessions on a Friday morning, holiday camps in the school holidays,Birthday parties, small group sessions for children who have additional needs or struggle in big groups and also bespoke team building and corporate days! We hope to a monthly after school session and also a monthly session for adults very soon too.
Additional to forest school training Jessica and Sonia both have a wealth of experience working with children and young adults with Autism, various mental health conditions and challenging behaviour. We welcome children with additional needs to all of our sessions, however if you feel your child may cope better in a smaller session we will also run sessions which are for only 9 children also.
These sessions will start up at the banner in the car park where we will meet you all and walk down to our site together.
We will start at the log circle and end at the log circle. Everything else in between is up to the children! We will have some natural craft activities available as well as den building, fire lighting, tool use, hammocks and rope play and some games to play.
This group is perfect for all ages, we will meet every Friday in the car park at Hinchingbrooke Country Park and walk down together to our log circle. The session will follow the forest school principles and may involve learning to use tools, lighting a fire, climbing trees, playing games, creating crafts, cooking, building, and getting muddy! But most of all having lots of fun! These sessions are for children of all ages.
This is a forest school session for up to 8 children. Our main goal is to ensure that all children can access forest school. Therefore we want to ensure the children who may need a smaller group can also come to our sessions!
This session will also include snacks cooked on the fire!