Free Forest School & Outdoor Cooking at Heart of BS13

Come play outdoors, have fun at our forest schools sessions where we will be foraging, preparing and cooking healthy meals. There will be time for engaging in adult led forest school activities like whittling, den construction and fire building.

Activities and equipment will be out for children to explore outdoor play in a safe and supportive environment including rope swings, digging tools, nature art, musical instruments and various loose parts. Come connect with nature, each other and explore the outdoors!

Sessions are free for eligible young people and their families aged 8 – 15 years old. 

Location: Heart of BS13 Climate Action Hub – The Roundhouse, Blagrove Crescent, Bristol, BS13 0DG

Forest school view
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Sessions will be running in the summer holidays. Stay tuned for dates! 

Welcome to attend one, two or all.

Drop Off: 11am
Start Time: 11:15am
Finish: 2:45pm
Pick Up: 2:45-3pm

Session Timetable




Group Check in

11.30am- 12pm

Group activity (scavenger hunt, foraging firewood, sorting firewood, bug hunt, bug hotel making, dead hedge making, gardening, etc)

12pm- 1pm

Food prep, campfire, outdoor cooking, lunch (free play and exploration in and around this activity).

1.30pm- 2.30pm

Activities, there will 2 or 3 on offer for children to choose from (whittling, wood craft, nature art, wood splitting, conservation, Kelly Kettles, den building, adventure play equipment, etc), plus free time and exploration.

2.30pm – 2.45pm

End of session Circle Time

2.45pm -3pm

Pick up

HAF Forest School poster

Need to know

You will be taken through a registration process that automatically assesses your eligibility. if you are declined please register using the NON HAF place above. Any questions please get in touch!


Please dress according to the weather. Bring extra layers in a bag, including long sleeved tops and bottoms. Waterproofs if it is raining.

No sandals/open toe shoes as these can be difficult for children to walk in on uneven terrain.

If hot, ensure your child applies sun cream in before session, and pack some for the day and wear a hat.

What else will my child need to bring?

We will have drinking water and food, but feel free to pack a water bottle and snacks. Any essential medication such as inhalers, please also pack.

There are on site facilities

toilet on site, fresh drinking water, and a roundhouse to warm up on cold days.


All meals will take in account dietary, cultural and religious requirements.


Any questions call Jabez on 07376 590832 or email

family recipes

Everyday we are cooking fresh, tasty meals with simple ingredients. Families can learn, share and cook this at home.

Day 1: Vegetable and Coconut Milk

Day 2: Chickpea Curry

 Day 3: Jacket Potatoes

Day 4: Thai Vegetable Curry