The Forest School

A forest school leader demonstrating

The forest school consists of 8.6 acres of beech woodland, hired out for the exclusive use of schools and community groups.

The forest school on the Bath Skyline is the perfect venue for wild art, mud slides, woodland games, fire-making, den building, outdoor cooking, and all sorts of other wild adventures. It has fire circles, seasoned wood for fire-making, cooking equipment, space for play and craft activities, and even a woodland sink and compost loo.

" Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees."
- Forest School Association

What you'll find

  • The forest school is located on the south side of Bath, with access from Claverton Down Road (opposite Shaft Road).

  • A private woodland owned by the National Trust, and hired out exclusively for the use of schools and community groups for use as Forest School.

  • 8.6 acres (3.5 Ha) of beech woodland, set amongst small dells with discrete activity zones formed through past quarrying.

  • The surrounding banks and dips are ideal for activities requiring space for children to explore and let off steam.

  • The setting is perfect for children to experience the wild within safe boundaries.

  • The main zone features a main fire circle with a permanent pit and log seating and work areas. There are also two smaller fire circles, and fire boxes are available for use.

  • There is also a pole barn for basic weather protection.

Equipment at the forest school
Pots and pans at the forest school

For more information or to book:

Email bathskyline@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01225 833977.

50% discount on hire price for groups with Education Group Membership (EGM)