Outdoor & Forest Schools Clubs for Kids in York. Suitable for Primary School Age Children (4 – 12 years old)

Forest Quest, located in a wood near Easingwold, runs Forest School sessions for primary school age children on Saturdays providing a range of age-related activities which are fun, exciting and useful life skills.  Bespoke sessions for groups such as mothers and toddlers, and teenager’s bushcraft can also be arranged.

We have started a virtual Forest School YouTube Channel. Children anywhere might appreciate the activity ideas we’re showing. These videos are available to view anytime.

tel: 07519 340220

07519 340220

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**NEW** Mini Wild Things for parents with babies and toddlers (up to 17 months)

Monday afternoons. A chance to immerse you & your baby in nature. There will be lots of sensory play, mindful activities to help us slow down and enjoy nature around us, and creative activities using natural materials.

It’s also a group for parents to come together to meet others and to enjoy some nature based crafts (these will be particularly aimed at parents with babies) A hot drink for adults is included.

Explorer Club – for children aged 18 months to 5 years

These run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. During the sessions there are lots of explorative play, child-led activities and that all important connection with nature. Children learn about nature, learn how to take (managed) risks, develop resilience for being outdoors in all weathers, and develop their creativity and imagination. We end with a campfire and hot chocolate.

Wild Things has adapted its sessions in light of the pandemic – we have more hand washing stations, less shared resources and a thorough cleaning procedure between sessions. Booking is essential and spaces are limited.

All sessions run in a wooded area, in the grounds of Millthorpe School (Nunthorpe Avenue, YO23 1WF).

07968 060182
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Wired is an exhilarating high ropes adventure in York; a great place to visit with friends and family. It offers a real challenge to even the most fearless adventurers comprising 22 separate activities of varying difficulty.

Wired has state of the art safety equipment and you are attached all the way around the course. No expense has been spared to ensure that this course is using the safest and best quality kit available in the world!

We are sure that children, teenagers, and adults will have a superb, exciting, challenging experience and you will be totally safe!

Wired welcomes group bookings, whether it is families, friends, clubs or colleagues and we do offer great discounts for pre-booked groups.

Wired High Ropes Challenge is suitable from ages 7 years old and upwards.

Also wired High ropes is part of the Yorkshire activity centre in York  which offers Archery,Axe throwing,crossbow shooting and air rifle shooting.

Our qualified, experienced staff make it an unforgettable experience for everyone who visits and we’re open all weekend!

Can you face the challenge?

Web Adventure Park, Wigginton Road, York YO32 2RH

01904 692221
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Girlguiding in York

Some groups meeting in-person/online, waiting lists may be on hold but a leader will contact you soon.

Whether your daughter wants to join Rainbows (5-7), Brownies (7-10), Guides (10-14) or Rangers (14-18), start her Girlguiding journey here. Register her interest and find a unit in your area. The leader from your chosen unit will contact you. Adventure, fun and friendship starts here!


Little Peanuts Forest School

Bushcraft Club for ages 5-10, on Thursdays 4pm to 5.30, £30 for a six week long session. Activities from den building and campfire cooking, to storytelling, natural art and wild games.

Or join our school holidays Forest School Adventure Camps.

Wheldrake, York YO19 6NA

01904 217321

The Woodland Adventure Company

Last updated 07/09/2020

The Woodland Adventure Company run magical woodland adventures for 2-11 year olds during school holidays and occasionally during term time, they also run award winning birthday parties and school trips. There are many different adventures to choose from and marshmallow toasting, hot chocolate and popcorn around the fire are always included.

T: 07788713393

The Young Friends of Rowntree Park

Monthly meet up for toddlers focusing on nature exploration, crafts and stories.

Thursday: every month 1-2pm.  Places must be booked in advance and the numbers are limited – only £2 for children and parents.

This event takes place: At the story circle in Rowntree park.

For more details search our Facebook.

T: 07718209472