Forest School Courses

Established in 1986, Holmsdale Manor initially offered early years education, branching out into Forest School provision in 2007.

We now offer award winning Forest School training (Trainer of the Year Award winner) and have had many local, national and international participants, from as far afield as Egypt and the Phillipines!

Our Forest School won the "Enabling Environments" Award at the national Nursery World awards in 2019.

Our Forest School course dates for 2020 are below, plus some for 2021. These dates are for Level 2 and Level 3 unless otherwise stated (Level 3 involves an additional 5 days to complete the course).

Further details are available at the ITC First website, click here.



Woodland scene during trainingJuly 27-31

August 17-21

September 18 for 5 consecutive Fridays

October 12: Level 1 Forest School and Forest School Taster Day

October 26-30



January 25-29

March 29 - April 2

WEEKENDS: April 24/25 and May 15/16 plus 1 other day



Bespoke Forest School courses can be arranged, including at other sites.



Click here for a full list of all current course dates.

Click here to see reviews of previous courses.


Call 01530 262434 or email for more information or to book.