Forest Schools & Nature Play

forestschool 5The benefits to children of spending time outside are huge, and forest school, nature play and gardening playgroups are a great way to engage them with the natural world. If you want to know more, read this Guardian article (or this one) and this Telegraph article, watch this film, download this app and this Kindle book and then… go to the park.

When you’re looking for an activity for a rainy day, Forest School may feel counterintuitive, but most run whatever the weather. Just rug up and put on your wellies. One tip is to rummage around in the charity shops for a cashmere jumper or cardigan and cut them up or shrink them down to make thermals and hats for your kids. Or just wear them yourself.

Forest Schools & Nature Play in south east London

The Nature Bug

Eurilla Forest Schools

Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace Bugs Club

Forest Hill
Muddy Boots at Devonshire Rd Nature Reserve
Horniman Mud Kitchen
Secret Adventurers Club

Forest School at the Bridge
Gardening Group at the Bridge

Herne Hill
Brockwell Park Greenhouses
Magic Circle in Brockwell Park

New Cross
The Nature Bug

The Wild Ones

Streatham Common Forest School

Eurilla Forest Schools
Nature Kids at Grow Mayow

Upper Sydenham
Nature Play in Sydenham Hill Woods

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