Wild Woods Poem
In the woods, all is still and calm.
I hear a woodpecker tap tap tapping on the old oak tree.
I lay in the hammock and watch the light and shade of the leaves.
I feel the wind brush my cheek.
I smell my first bluebell and wrinkle my nose.
I meet my first squirrel, my first wild rabbit
The coolness of the mud makes me wriggle my toes.
I hide in the greenness of the woodland
Where the fairies and wood sprites dwell.

Pre-schooler Forest School at Frylands Scout Camp, Croydon

Open to any child between 0-5 years, it is an exciting, creative space for children to learn, develop, grow in confidence and have lots of first experiences with parents, grandparents, aunties.

With sensory experiences, opportunities to explore and to learn about safe risk taking and being part of a team, the children learn how to move around in the woods and also how to stay safe. Activities have included foraging for chestnuts, boiling water in our special kettle, listening and participating in stories and songs, sitting around the campfire and playing in the hammocks as well as lots of messy play.

The site we use is pushchair friendly although most parents seem to opt for a sling. There are toilet facilities in the car park area and the site we use is about a 10 minute walk from there depending on the children! For more information, please see our Preschooler Forest School Autumn 2015 Information document.

24th and 25th August 2015 Preschooler summer fun sessions

Come and join us for summer fun at Frylands Scout Camp, Croydon. We will be leading two Forest School sessions where your children can play, explore and make new friends. The session time is 10am-12 noon. There will be a drink and snack around the fire, but please bring anything you or your child may require and come prepared for all weathers.

Booking information

To check availability and to book, please contact Mhairi Walker. Once you have contacted Mhairi, please complete and return the Preschooler Forest School Summer Fun Booking Form 2015. The cost is £9.50/session. This cost is for one adult and one child, extra children and family members are charged at £2.50 each.

Autumn 2015

Preschooler Forest School project at Frylands Scout Camp, Croydon. A six session project starting on the 21st september. Come and join Aliex for autumn woodland discovery and fun before the nights draw in! Autumn is a wonderful time to be in the woods with your little ones as the leaves change colour and the wildlife is active in its preparation for the winter. Whether its singing songs, listening to stories, being creative with woodland resources or playing games, your child will explore with all their senses for a truely magical time! For more information, please read our Preschooler Forest School Autumn 2015 Information document

Dates: 21st Sept,  28th Sept,  5th Oct,  12th Oct, 19th Oct and 2nd November

Booking information

To check availability and to book, please contact Aliex Holliday either by email (kinderforestplay@gmail.com) or by calling 07767 693 364. Once you have contacted Aliex, please complete and return the booking form. The cost is £9.50/session. This cost is for one adult and one child, extra children and family members are charged at £2.50 each.