Welcome to Holmsdale Manor Training: Forest School, Outdoor Learning and Events

LogoEstablished in 1986, Holmsdale Manor initially offered early years education, branching out into Forest School in 2007. Later, having embedded Forest School within the nursery provision, we began to offer Forest School Training.

Based in the National Forest in Leicestershire, Holmsdale Manor Forest School Training now offers a range of award winning Forest School and Outdoor Learning training, including accredited courses, CPD and events.

Our nursery Forest School provision has gone from strength to strength, winning the "Enabling Environments" Nursery World award in 2019.

If you're interested in our nursery, click here.

Most of our training courses are based at Park Farm Training Centre in Leicestershire (with easy access to neighbouring counties including Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire). We can also offer bespoke training at your site.

Click here for a full list of current course dates.

Click here to see reviews of previous courses.


Courses On Offer

campfire cookingForest School Level 1, 2 and 3.

Learning Beyond the Classroom Level 3.

Regular skills development days in the woods.

Coppicing and woodland management days.


We also host other training events including ITC 16 hour outdoor first aid courses and Sharp Tools days.

Forest school training, forest school courses, forest schools training, forest schools courses, forest school Leicestershire, forest school Derbyshire, forest school Warwickshire, forest school Staffordshire, forest school Midlands, forest school East Midlands, forestry school, forest school training near me, forest school courses near me, forest school training calendar, FEN, FSA, forest school Northamptonshire, award winning forest school training, Holmsdale Manor Forest School, Holmsdale Manor Forest Schools, Learning Beyond the Classroom, ITC forest school, ITC First, forest school Ibstock.