Delamere Forest is the ideal place for all kinds of outdoor learning.
Forest School is for 2-5 year olds with parents. If you would like to come along and give your child the Forest School experience please contact Helena on 07808506308 to book you place on the waiting list. Click on Forest School for early years for more information on this fantastic opportunity your child can get involved in.
Delamere is within one hour’s travel by coach from most of Cheshire, Merseyside, South Manchester, Wirral, Flintshire and Wrexham.
Reaching us by train
You can also visit us by train. We have a station which is a short walk from our classroom, with hourly trains from Manchester and Chester. www.northernrail.org.
Each train can accomodate around 30 children; and offers a fun, affordable, environmentally friendly way to visit us. You will receive a 26% discount when booking 10 tickets or more through Group Travel Service on 0113 247 9659 if booked 7 days in advance. In addition to this fantastic saving, we also offer a 10% discount off your total education booking cost if you choose to bring your class by train.
What we offer
Here at Delamere Forest, we offer a wide range of ranger-led interactive educational programmes and activities for schools and other groups including cubs, brownies and birthday parties.
All assisted school visits include use of our classroom space unless agreed at the time of booking (which can also be used for lunch in case of poor weather depending on the activity chosen). When not in use by assisted groups, our classroom is also available to hire at a cost of £15 + VAT per hour or £90 + VAT for the day .
Other facilities available to schools include toilets (including disabled), which are adjacent to the learning garden and classroom (also used by the general public), a public picnic area with shelter, a cafe and a shop (schools wishing to use the cafe or shop should indicate so on the booking form), waymarked trails, cycle hire, Go Ape (advance booking essential) and a permanent orienteering course.
We advise you purchase a map of the forest if you are carrying out a self-led session. The map shows all the waymarked trails and cycle routes. You can purchase a map from Delamere cafe, Delamere Bike shop and Delamere outdoor fitness studio, at a cost of £2. Orienteering maps may be purchased at a cost of £1 from the Linmere office.
Information about family and adult learning at Delamere can be found on our events pages.
If you have any questions or would like more information about learning at Delamere please contact www.forest-explorers.co.uk or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or phone:07808506308