Holiday Club

Additional Information

Children love to be outdoors, getting muddy, being creative and having fun in the natural environment. Willow Banks Forest School is an exciting place to allow your child a day of exploration and freedom from devices in the great outdoors learning new skills and making new friends! Our Holiday Clubs are here to provide an awesome setting for some fantastic fun! Our new dates, times & prices for 2019 are below! 

Each day is packed full of outdoor activities, arts and crafts, green woodworking, gardening in our polytunnel and garden, games and cooking over an open fire. The sessions are guided by our fully trained forest school practitioners. So wether it's building dens, playing in the mud kitchen, toasting marshmallows or pond dipping, we are sure to provide something your child will love.


We welcome children from 5 -16 years old for holiday club. 

We pride ourselves in caring for all children visiting us including children with a wide variety of needs, including those with specific special needs! 

The cost for a full day, 9.00am-5.30pm is £35 (includes cooked lunch), siblings attending the same full day are £20.

The cost of a half day session, 9.00am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-5.00pm is £20 and for siblings attending the same half day session are £15. Late charge in effect for any child not collected by 5.30pm.


Please make payments prior to your childs sessions.

BACS payment info: Sort code: 30-65-21  A/N: 40001668

Or payment can be made by cheque payable to Sherborne Equestrian Ltd

Cancellation within 48 hrs of the event incurs the loss of your deposit, we staff according to numbers booked.


Please contact us for further details or to book your child's place.

Remember prices include all food and drink, equipment and staff! 


We will tailor make sessions that are safe and secure for your children and ensure these match their age group and ability. Activities may include mud kitchen, basic exploration and construction, whittling, bow and arrow making & other woodcraft activity, shelter building, tree & bug hunting & identification, face painting, bead making, knot tying skills, bushcraft cookery, fire lighting skills, nature detectives, archery, air rifle shooting and a wealth of other stimulating projects.

Having the highest standards and keeping your children safe is vital to us and all our staff are fully trained in the skills required. We will staff at a minimum of 1:6, usually staffing at 1:4 for those under 8 years of age. The Forest School Leader is Level 3 qualified  and First Aid Trained. All our staff are DBS checked. All policies are available upon request and we are insured with MG Underwriting.

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A holiday club that provides an opportunity for children and young people who love outdoor adventure to explore in a creative and inspirational way; to achieve, and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a local woodland environment. 

Notably recent investigation by the Forestry Commission has noted the health benefits to children being outdoors and engaging with nature. 

Check out our Facebook page for more information:


Holiday club letter (pdf)


Holiday club Data-Collection-Form-2019 (2) (pdf)


holiday-booking-form-summer 2019 (pdf)


Summer activities 2019 (pdf)