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Forest School Licences

Forest School is an outdoor learning experience for children offering a different approach to outdoor play and learning.

We have several sites suitable for Forest School and we have a few external licenced operators who host forest school in these areas.  Whilst spaces are limited we welcome requests from groups looking to host a forest school in suitable spaces.  All activities need to be assessed for safety and suitability and licenced through our licensing process.  We regret we can only accept applications from schools and organisations not individuals. 

Fees for commercial forest school operation are calculated per site operation at £125 + VAT per site.  Activities may also be subjected to additional conditions and all applications must submit the following documentation:

  • Public liability insurance (minimum £5 indemnity)
  • Risk assessment for all activities
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Certification for all practitioners

For information please contact our Events and Community Engagement Manager on 01908 233600 or j.dawes@theparkstrust.com.

Forest School is offered as part of our outdoor education programme, please see our Education pages or contact our Education Coordinator on education@theparkstrust.com for information.

Acorn Forest Schools

Local nursery and early years learning provider uses many areas of Milton Keynes parkland to host forest school.   Often linked with their local nurseries, Acorn Forest Schools also operate a holiday club forest school in Shenley Wood for children ages 4-12. 

Acorn also offer Forest School and outdoor learning training for early year practitioners.

Information and booking about Acorn Forest Schools can be found here:


Muddy Feet Forest School Leadership Training

Forest School leadership training at level 2 and 3 courses delivered a couple of times a year and available from Muddy Feet Training. Courses use our Education Centre at Howe Park Wood and outdoor sessions at Hazeley Wood.

Information and booking about Muddy Feet can be found here: