My children love Forest School. My eldest attended the summer school and loved it so much we booked her birthday party. The party was a hit with all ages that attended. We regularly attend the bug classes, which are brilliant fun and the children learn a lot about nature and the outdoors. Maxine tailors the sessions to the needs and interests of the children who attend – and gets to know each of them personally. A brilliant way to spend an afternoon as a family.

Karen H

My daughter has attended a birthday party and also summer classes at the Forest School. She loves taking part in all the different activities that take place either indoor or outdoor. She really enjoys the experience. I would highly recommend this place.

Nicola S

An amazing facility, we’re so lucky to have this in Eaglescliffe. My kids (3 & 5) have both loved being here for summer school, they’ve had four fantastic days and can’t wait to go back for a family afternoon there. They’ve done den building, painting, mud pie making, ice flowers – the list goes on. The summer school was really convenient with working hours too, and although it was a long day compared to other holiday clubs, the kids still wanted to go back for more. My youngest even cried when it was time to go home!

Georgina B

My 3 daughters had a fantastic time at the Forest School over the summer. It was great to find somewhere that they could spend the day outdoors whatever the weather. I felt confident that the children were in good hands and it was also educational. Fantastic, I would highly recommend.

Jane C

My 4 year old son had a fantastic day at EFS with his nursery & was very excited to learn about the summer sessions,which my 9 year old daughter also attended. They both had a fantastic time playing in the woods, toasting food on the campfires and partaking in the craft activities. It was excellent value for money and I would highly recommend it to others. Thank you Maxine & Co it was great to see their smiley, muddy faces!

Zoe A

My children absolutely love Eaglescliffe forest school. They have attended a few times and each time they learn something new and exciting and thoroughly enjoy being outdoors. Maxine, Sue and their helpers are fantastic. I would highly recommend Forest school.

Claire G

My children have attended various activities at Forest School and enjoyed every experience. We are lucky to have this facility in our area. My daughter can name every tree on the way to school thanks to Maxine!

Mark R

Our daughter adores Forest School, she is currently attempting to negotiate not going back to proper school just to forest school! Can’t wait to bring her back to the weekend sessions. Maxine is friendly and welcoming, and fills the children’s time with imaginative, creative activities that leaves all of them smiling. Would come every day if we could!

Amy F

Educational and fun, my children love attending summer school and Bugs class. Children are experiencing the outdoors in a safe and friendly environment.

Louisa R

My 2 children loved their time at forest school this summer, they learnt new skills and had so much fun outdoors….. They’re already asking when they can go again!!

Lisa W


I think the Forest School gives children and adults a chance to work together and have the opportunity to experience this unique setting.

Barbara – Receptionist, Marshalls

It was a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding day and I was amazed by how much such a small, unskilled team achieved in such a short period of time. It was a pleasure to meet the Forest School team as well as everyone from Marshalls who attended, each and every one of whom worked really hard.

I hope that our assistance helps them to go from strength to strength.

Andrew Johnson
Assistant Property Manager, Marshall