Fontmell Down Forest School

A group of children and adults toasting marshmallows at Foxbury Forest School in the New Forest, Hampshire

The Forest School at Fontmell Down is the perfect venue for wild art, bug hunts, woodland games, fire-making, den building, outdoor cooking, and all sorts of other wild adventures.

What you will find:

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

• Broadleaved woodland set amongst archaeological features with stunning views.• Surrounded by wildlife rich open downland - ideal to explore, let off steam, fly kites and play parachute games.

• The setting is perfect for children to experience the wild withinsafe and permanently enclosed boundaries.

• Two woodland fire circles with permanent pits and log seating,plus break out log seating areas

• Access into the wood and onto the surrounding landscape is via loceked pedestrian gates.


The Fontmell Down Forest school is open for booking and can be accessed from the National Trust Car Park off the C13.


For further information or to make a booking please contact call 07788 480686

Woodland Wild Things

with Cranborne Chase AONB

Our Woodland Wild Things Forest School and Outdoor Education Sessions offer opportunities for children to connect with nature, achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning experiences and to become independent and creative learners in our Wonderful Woodland environment.  

The Woodland Wild Things Forest School is part of the Chase & Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme and aims to connect more young people to the amazing landscape of Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  

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