Woodland Parties at Hakeford Woods

We are now offering Forest School parties at Hakeford Woods. These will provide the party group with opportunities for exploring, developing new skills and having fun and probably getting muddy!


Activities can include basic exploration, woodcraft construction, whittling, shelter building, nature identification, bushcraft skills, outdoor cooking, natural crafts, fire lighting. If there is something that you would like to include, let us know and we’ll do our best to make it possible.


We can run parties for children from 5 years upwards. The party will normally begin with fire lighting activities and the group lighting the camp fire together, before we go off to explore Hakeford Woods. Around the woods we'll  play games, get creative in the mud kitchen, enjoy the swings and work together to build dens in the woods. After burning off energy in the woods it’s time for marshmallows, hot chocolate and cake!


A qualified and experienced teacher and Forest School leader will attend all sessions. Parties may also be attended by other members of HWFS staff, depending on availability and group numbers. All staff attending will have current DBS certificates and experience working with young people.


Hosts are welcome to bring any other food that they’d like to provide. One option is to bring pre-cooked sausages,  bread rolls and  squirty ketchup. We can then sizzle the sausages back up on the camp fire and serve them around it. This will keep it very simple and campfire hotdogs are always very popular – no need for paper plates even! We can also have a table set up for any drinks, cakes etc. that you would like to bring.


  • £15 per head for the first 10 children

  • £10 per head for additional 10 children

  • Minimum payment is for 10 children (£150 minimum payment)

  • Maximum of 20 children

  • 2.5 hour session

  • Price includes hot chocolate (or other soft drink) and marshmallows.

  • At least two adults (willing to get involved!) must attend with all children’s parties.



If you would like to organise a Woodland Party please get in touch though our contact page or by emailing us at hakefordwoods@gmail.com