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 can design bespoke team building and corporate days! We have also had our first adults only session, which was very popular and successful so we will be trying to make this a monthly occurrence!
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 of small groups.
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.
20th December SOLD OUT
21st December *limited spaces remaining*
30th December SOLD OUT
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.
The term starts on January 10th
*limited spaces remaining*
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!
When was the last time you had some Me time?, or when was the last time you just sat and relaxed?!
Bring your Mum or Dad, bring your brother or sister, bring your partner or bring your best friend... I can assure you will have fun!
After all those times you've watched your children run around having fun, lighting fires and toasting marshmallows, now it's your turn!
You will have a chance at lighting your own fires, learning to use a Mora knife to carve or whittle, put ropes up and learn a few knots and maybe we will have a little healthy den building competition!
We will also end with a little Mindfulness.