Dorset Forest School School Holiday Sessions

School Holiday Playschemes

Dorset Forest School team run activities during the school holidays. Our main bases are Dorchester’s Thorncombe Woods, Holton Lee, near Wareham and Howards Woods in Netherbury near Bridport.

There’s a forest school group which accommodates 4-12 year olds. All our sessions run from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Each session costs £20 per child

Extra Information

What to bring and wear?
Children should be dressed appropriately for a day out in the woods with sensible shoes and their legs covered.
A Packed Lunch, Water based drink, sun cream(applied beforehand), layer of warmth waterproof clothing, all medication.

How to get there?
​Holton Lee: East Holton, Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6JN
Drive up the driveway, past the cottage on the left, to a car park and we will meet you there.

Plan your visit

​Howards Woods: Slape Hill, Netherbury, Beaminster, Dorset DT6 5LL
Small white signpost ‘Howards Woods Car Park’ on the right (if coming from Netherbury)

​Thorncombe Woods: Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QJ​ to get here
Note: Thorncombe woods Parking Charges – Dorset county council have installed a new parking meter. Regular visitors an annual permit is £25.National Trust members or Blue badge holders can park for free. You can drop your child off without purchasing a ticket.

Upcoming Play Scheme Events

Howard’s Wood, Netherbury (Near Bridport)

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Thorncombe woods, Dorchester

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Holton Lee, Wareham

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School Holidays – Coastal School

Coastal School
Dorset Forest School and Artsreach are teaming up to offer a range of brilliant coastal school sessions for children aged 6 – 12. If your kids love the great outdoors, are keen for some adventure and are interested in all things wild, then one of these new three hour sessions might be just the thing to ward off holiday boredom. The programme aims to encourage children to develop a thoughtful understanding of their role as guardians of our precious Jurassic Coast.
Next session is at Hive Beach on 31st August 2017 and can be booked through Artsreach