Where We Are
We operate from the Stroud area, and use two permanent sites for our home-educated children, holiday sessions and professional development groups.
Both sites are within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and are easily accessible from Stroud, Dursley, Tetbury, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester. Both sites are set in beautiful woodlands, are easy to get to by car.
We also offer on-site sessions in schools. Please contact us to find out how we can help meet your school's needs.
Fireside at Westley Farm, Cowcombe Hill, GL68HP Near Chalford.
Set in ancient woodland at Westley Farm, there is a really special feeling to this site and it offers something more than just being in the woods. There we have access to a large bespoke A-frame shelter which we have a green woodwork area, a fire circle, we can shelter from the worst of the weather and to use as our base camp. From here we can explore the woodlands, play freely and be inspired by nature to get creative.
We always meet up in the Glider Cafe layby where you can park to drop children off. We then walk down, the track through the farm, which offers a lovely transition from outside life to Forest School. .
Breakheart Community Project, Dursley
This site which is used for some of our Wild Days in the holidays is located on the South Cotswold escarpment in semi-ancient woodland, under the care and management of the Breakheart Community Project. There are mature beech woodlands, hazel coppices and grasslands to explore and play in and we have two base camps to choose from. The site supports many nationally and locally rare species including butterflies, moths and a colony of dormice which adds to the sense of it being a special place to be connected to.
There are toilet facilities, parking, and a cosy log cabin to retreat to or wait until pick up time. We also have use of play equipment in the area adjacent to our basecamps.