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South Glos and Bristol- weekly sessions

Weekly sessions

Research shows that weekly Forest School sessions can help improve children's CONFIDENCE, SOCIAL SKILLS, COMMUNICATION, MOTIVATION, PHYSICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE + UNDERSTANDING and MORE!

You can read more about some of the impacts concluded from research by Forest Research in England and Wales HERE!

To book for a session in BRISTOL and SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE please check out our current spaces in the table below. 

Our groups in Newport will restart in term 5. Scroll down to book your spaces!

Fees for these sessions are paid monthly by a monthly subscription payment. You will have to set this up as part of your booking. We sometimes have funding to subsidise spaces for children from low income families, please contact us for more details.

Here's our full weekly schedule (scroll down on the table below to see more options):

Spaces rarely come up at our Forest School in South Glos and Bristol. Children don't want to leave us and some have been attending for 10 years!

If we do not have a suitable space right now please complete a referral form and we can add you to our general waiting list. At the moment we are at capacity but are working to expand our provision from September 2024. ​

You may also wish to sign up to our newsletter (see link at the bottom of the page) to keep in touch with news on upcoming sessions and spaces.

Newport sessions

Mud Pies Newport is based in Lodge Wood, Caerleon. This beautiful woodland boasts ancient trees, an Iron Age hill fort, perfect spots for swings

and a carpet of bluebells in spring! We currently have 2 Woodland Playgroups for ages 0-5 and a Home Ed Families Group for all ages. Afterschool clubs are also available through some local schools - please contact us for details.

Parking and toilets are available at Lodge Farm Church, NP18 3DL. For our sessions please use the car park at the rear of the church by following the road around to the right of the buildings. We will meet in the car park before all sessions.

School Holiday Clubs


This summer we are running 
HAF sessions on behalf of South Gloucestershire Council, funded by the Department of Education.They will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10.30am - 2.30pm at Lincombe Barn Woods, Downend. There will be a healthy campfire lunch for all and lots of active outdoor fun! To attend your child must be:

* aged 8+

* eligible for benefits-related free school meals (not universal free school meals)

* living in South Gloucestershire (you will have a South Glos Council Tax bill)

* able to toilet independently (we do not provide personal care)

For more info and to book click the link below:


We are also running weekly eco clubs and explorer sessions at Lincombe Barn in Downend. These will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2.30- 4.30pm. Children aged 5+ are welcome to attend. Sadly, we do not have capacity to offer 121 support over he summer. You can find out more by clicking on the booking links in the table below.



At Badocks Wood in Southmead we are running three 4 hour short breaks sessions.  These are kindly funded by Bristol City Council short breaks. A campfire lunch will be provided for all. To attend your child must have additional needs and be: 

* aged 8+

* living in Bristol (you will have a Bristol Council Tax bill)

* able to toilet independently (we do not provide personal care)

* not already receiving support via Short Breaks


If you child is eligible you can book them a space below. 

Holiday Clubs in South Glos and Bristol
Newport- weekly sessions
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