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Learning at Salcey Forest

Salcey Forest is the ideal place for all kinds of outdoor learning.

Learning sessions are run through Fire and Air Education. Please book sessions through Joanna Shelton at Fire and Air by emailing

What we offer for schools

The diverse woodland of Salcey Forest allows us to offer a very wide range of learning opportunities, covering many areas of National Curriculum and examining body requirements, including Science, Geography, Art, Agriculture, English, Maths, History and Citizenship.  We also provide seasonal and bushcraft courses.

Our emphasis is on direct, first-hand investigation and exploration using a variety of teaching methods for different learning styles.

We offer ready-made courses for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes. Lists of our ready-made courses are available on our website to download.  We are also able to provide tailor-made courses to suit specific time scales, ages, abilities, subject requirements and equality, diversity or inclusion issues or needs.

See for further details.

Forest Schools

Forest School is for groups from schools or other establishments. It is aimed at all ages. It is a regular long term experience where your group visits the woodlands several times. You may be interested in booking a group or class for Forest Schools, perhaps using your pupil premium. If so please contact us at

Ranger in a Bag

If you are interested in exploring the woodland as a self guided class you may be interested in our Ranger in a Bag provision. Designed by the Forestry Commission with teacher in mind these bags can be hired and provide the resources for one class. Choose from;

  • Minibeasts
  • Shelter Building
  • Sensory Explorers
  • Woodland Art
  • Animal Detectives
  • Fantastic Forests

For further information email;

Please note: We do not allow pond-dipping type activites at Salcey as the water bodies are deemed unsuitable.

For Families and Children

It’s not just schools who may join in the fun at Salcey Forest. We offer a wide range of activities for children and families as well.

On-site facilities

Facilities available to schools include toilets (including disabled), which also used by the general public, a public picnic area, waymarked trails, coach parking area and a café. There is currently no indoor provision for a class at Salcey Forest.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information about learning at Salcey Forest please go to or email: iamfireandair@gmail.comor phone: 07976396172


Last updated: 18th October 2016

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