Growth, Resilience & Outdoor Wellbeing
Our Forest and woodland sessions are continuing!
The Directors and forest school staff of Grow-Wellbeing Community Interest Company hope that you and your families have stayed safe and well through the Covid-19 pandemic. This has been a challenging time for all businesses, and we are no exception, as we restart our regular sessions post-second lockdown. We have been aware through the lockdown period how important the outdoors has become for so many people, walking in the park, gardening, listening to birdsong, and seeing lots of wildlife, really appreciating the natural world.
We are keen to ensure we continue to provide more opportunities for children and young people, and their families, to engage and learn about how important nature is to our health and wellbeing (and the planet's!) However, we have had to review our pricing to reflect the additional costs of running our operations. We sincerely hope this won't discourage you from continuing to support our social enterprise, as you did before lockdown.
We are committed to maintaining the health and safety of all the children and adults attending our sessions and have followed government regulations and guidance and implemented the protective measures necessary to protect participants, which we will do by keeping numbers limited and in manageable sized bubbles.
After a successful programme of autumn activities, we are now embarking on our winter programme of Kinder Garden, Woodland Explorers, and are planning sessions for home educators, those adopting a flexible schooling approach, childminders and families. We are also working with schools and community organisations for children who otherwise may have limited opportunities to connect with nature.
As before lockdown, we do ask parents to pay for a block of 6 sessions in advance, in order to ensure that children are receiving optimum benefit from attending forest school sessions. We have added more days/ times to our schedule of Kinder Garden sessions, now running Thursday morning and Saturday afternoon sessions as well as Wednesday and Saturday mornings, which are at full capacity. Woodland Explorers for 5-14 year olds runs on Saturday afternoons, all programmes running right throughout the year, with breaks during school holidays.
We are also introducing a Holiday Club for 5-14 year olds which will run from 9.30am-3.30pm on selected days during school half terms and holidays. Places are limited so we recommend booking early if you wish to secure your child's place.
You can view all available sessions here:
We hope to see you in the woods during the next few weeks!
LATEST COVID-19 GUIDANCE
To protect and safeguard the health and wellbeing
of all participants attending Grow-Wellbeing CIC,
we are implementing a number of protective measures and
we need you to undertake a number of protective actions too.
Please read our updated parental Covid-19 guidance here
Please follow the official guidance given relevant to your local area, about how it impacts on your attendance at our forest school sessions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further advice.
GROW-Wellbeing C.I.C. is a socially trading organisation that delivers creative, personally affirmative opportunities for children, young people and adults to engage in activities in the natural environment
Our mission is to support healthy communities, strongly connected to the natural environment.To achieve this, we deliver programmes aimed at building relationships between people, with a commitment to diversity and inter-generational co-operation, and the natural world.
Using forest learning, creative arts, storytelling, nature studies, outdoor adventures, games, play and eco-therapy, we aim to support the growth and development of resilient children and young people, committed to the future stewardship of the natural environment.
Volunteer with GROW
Volunteers at GROW earn valuable experience and develop their Forest learning, horticultural and arts and craft skills and proficiency, with our experienced staff.
GROW staff are a community of mentors and avid learners. If you’re looking to learn new skills and knowledge about nature, learning and working with children, young people and adults, there is no better place!