Home Education Days

Booking: Please contact us for information on how to book a place

**Please note bank details for payment have changed**

Parental Consent Forms can be found here

Our team offers Forest School sessions to Home Educated children in the Ancient Wild Woods at Westley Farm, Chalford.

Fireside Forest School activities available include:

  • free play, rope swings, whittling,
  • knife skills and knife lore,
  • design and making a wide range of traditional woodland craft products, tree art,
  • fire skills, fire lore and fireside cooking, charcoal making,
  • shelter making, ecology, wildlife and woodland maintenance,
  • tanning and leatherwork
  • inventing, team working,
  • tracking, hunting skills and hunting lore,
  • social skills and communication

Who is it for?

Home educated children of 5 to 16 are welcome. Younger children are sometimes accepted by arrangement and younger siblings also welcome.

When and Where?

  • Every Wednesday during the school term we are in the Ancient Wild Woods At Westley Farm, Chalford, Stroud, GL6 8HP.
  • We start at 9.30 am in the Glider Cafe layby in Ashton Down, then walk down through the farm to the Forest School site.
  • we bring the children back to the layby for pick up at 3.30pm

Cost – we offer a sibling AnD TERMLY discount.

  • Wednesday at Westley Farm -£25 per child per day, and then a discount for each sibling joining the same session.

**Please Note banks details for payment have changed; please contact us for more information and how to book**

” Pounding the raw falafel mixture with ‘Bunter’, the African Mill.”


Children need to come dressed appropriately for the weather with a packed lunch.

Fireside Forest School is an association of artists, craftsmen, therapists, youth workers and Forest School practitioners. The sessions are offered by experienced level 3 qualified Forest School Practitioners and first aiders. All Fireside sessions are fully insured. Meet the team here.

Sessions are often supported by an apprentice or Teenage Mentor.

Booking is essential for these sessions, contact firesideforestschool@gmail.com or use our contact form.


“Making Falafels and Flat breads by the fireside.”