Dumbles Forest School

Offering a variety of captivating outdoor educational opportunities.

The Pre-Preparatory School has wonderful outdoor facilities on site but the children's experience and education are further enhanced by our fantastic four acre private woodland situated close by. Children have regular Forest School sessions and enjoy opportunities for exploration, experimentation, research and good old fresh air and exercise! The children love it!

We have a well resourced and cosy woodland classroom, outdoor fire pit, pizza oven, nature trails, hides and story corner, rope walks and discovery zones.

Environmental education and an awareness of caring for our natural world are all part of our planned curriculum. 

Children playing at Dumbles Wood

The benefits of a forest school education are:

  • Increased personal and social communication skills.
  • Improved physical health.
  • Enhanced mental and spiritual health.
  • The early development of spiritual, sensory, and aesthetic awareness.
  • The ability to assert personal control; and increased sensitivity to one's own well-being
  • Learning to manage risk and think strategically

You can follow our Dumbles adventures on Instagram - @the_dumbles_forest_school

Boy learning about nature

What a wonderful opportunity for creativity and exploration from bug hunting, nature trails and making bird-feeders to learning something new, using tools in the indoor classroom and enjoying pizza from the woodfired oven.

- Nicola, Forest School Leader