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Welcome to the Paddock, Stable Futures very own forest provision.

"The best classroom and the richest classroom is roofed only by the sky" 
Marget McMillan

We have everything that nature can throw at us in every season (including every type of weather)

Our hidden gem is surrounded by ancient trees and wild lush ferns, imagine lying in one of our tree-hung hammocks and listening to the birds singing in one of our plentiful places to regulate and meditate, to just relax and calm the storm.

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Perfect for those crisp cold winter days

Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

Forest School has a developmental ethos shared by thousands of trained practitioners around the world, who are constantly developing their learning styles and skills to support new and imaginative learners. Its roots reach back to the open-air culture, friluftsliv, or free air life, seen as a way of life in Scandinavia where Forest School began. It arrived in the UK in 1993 and has grown from strength to strength since then.

Space to explore and learn

Perfect for exploreres

Surrounded by acres and acres of forest from the Englefield estate, perfect for woodland adventures, hiking, and orienteering.


So much to do!

Fun Outdoor learning.

"The more risks you allow children to take, the better they learn to take care of themselves"

Roald Dahl

"If done well, every individual will take away something different from Forest School. It will enable them to have agency to build relationships. To commune with human and non-human, to have agency to find that connection from within. Forest School is about connection, agency and communion."

Jon Cree, Director of the Forest School Association UK

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