Hatfield Forest Explorer Groups

Children enjoying the trees in Hatfield Forest, Essex

We run three groups on a monthly basis, catering for different age ranges, Acorns, Twiglets and Young Foresters. Come and have some fun in the Forest.

Acorns

It's time for an outdoor adventure with our Acorn leader Kate.  Our monthly club has two sessions on a Tuesday, for 2 to 4 year-olds, with a parent or guardian.

Acorns is perfect for children who love playing and exploring and getting a bit muddy. Each week we spend about an hour outside exploring the forest and enjoying nature themed activities, followed by half an hour in the classroom making something for your very own scrapbook.

It is very important children come prepared in warm clothes/waterproofs/sun protection as appropriate. 

Acorns booking form 2018 (PDF / 0MB) download

Twiglets

Twiglets is our monthly club for 5 to 7 year olds with a parent or guardian.

At each session we will be discovering something new about the forest and the animals that live here. Each week we explore the forest and its habitats whilst completing nature trails, pond dipping and bug hunts. The children also make nature themed arts and crafts and some yummy tasty treats.

Twiglets offers a chance for children to make new friends, learn new skills and have fun in a fabulous setting.

It is very important children come prepared in warm clothes/waterproofs/sun protection as appropriate. 

Twiglets booking form 2018 (PDF / 0MB) download

Young Foresters

Young Foresters is our parent-free monthly club for 8 to 14 year olds.

During each session our young foresters make an important contribution to the Forest by helping the rangers with practical conservation.  New skills are learnt whilst taking part in nature themed activities, and making traditional woodland crafts.  We also have wild camping in the Forest in July.

Young Foresters booking form 2018 (PDF / 0.1MB) download