Eurilla Forest Schools

forest school5This forest school for under fives has been running since 2013 and it has gone from strength to strength. Kids get their hands dirty building dens, climbing trees, painting, modeling in clay, looking for leaves, staring at insects and playing with mud. They get very very dirty and they take nice long naps afterwards.

The very first session we attended, leader Hugh Dames read The Gruffalo and then the kids built a logpile house, a stream, a treetop house and a lake. Some kids were making a mouse out of clay while others painted pictures of the Gruffalo. It was magic.

Eurilla forest school runs on Monday mornings at Mayow Park in Sydenham and there are school holiday sessions at Hilly Fields in Brockley. Eurilla also works with nurseries and primary schools to implement a forest school provision.

Mayow Park: web, facebook, Mayow Park, Sydenham SE26 4SS; Mon 10am-midday, per child £7, siblings under 2 free, meets by the adventure playground at 10am

Hilly Fields: webfacebook, runs during school holidays, meets by the cafe in Hilly Fields

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