The Forest School

Welcome to Forest School on the Carbeth Guthrie Estate. We’re delighted to partner with the play experts from Operation Play Outdoors to offer forest school sessions for children of all ages on Saturdays throughout term time and holiday club for school age children.

Forest school is child led, so whatever your child’s interests, they can develop their skills, make new friends and have great fun outdoors. Exploring nature, building dens, using tools, nature craft, woodland games, building the campfire and toasting marshmallows, just some of the great activities your child will enjoy when they join us.

Accessed from the main drive, through the Rhododendron bushes, takes us into another, more magical world of play. Discover the stream, tree roots teaming with life, birds of prey overhead and swings and dens left by mysterious friends… what might your children discover… get out and about and join us in the woods.


New Sessions

We have introduced two new session blocks for both mornings and afternoons.

Saturday Morning

Younger children with Parents

School 6

9.30am - 12.00pm, £12.50 per session

Saturday Afternoon

Age 5-12 drop-off

School 1

12.30pm - 4.00pm, £15.00 per session

Summer Holiday Club

Monday 9th - Friday 13th July 2018

School 3

9.30am - 3.30pm, £25 per day

We expect these sessions to be extremely popular and spaces are limited so we recommend early booking to secure your child’s place. In the unlikely event of any sessions being less than half full, we would ask for feedback and reserve the right to cancel and offer you an alternative session or full refund.

Operation Play Outdoors are fully insured and our leaders have completed a Forest School leader qualification. Our staff are all PVG checked and have a real passion for working outdoors with people of all ages. We have up to date first aid certificates and have lots of experience in delivering safe and enjoyable outdoor experiences!