Forest School Courses

Established in 1986, Holmsdale Manor initially offered early years education, branching out into Forest School provision in 2007. We now also offer award winning Forest School training (Trainer of the Year Award winner) and have had many local, national and international participants, from as far afield as Egypt and the Phillipines!

Our nursery Forest School areas won the "Enabling Environments" Award at the national Nursery World awards in 2019.

Our Forest School course dates for 2022 are below. More may be added. These dates are for Level 2 and Level 3 unless otherwise stated (Level 3 involves an additional 5 days to complete the course).

Further details are available at the ITC First website, click here. See the course diary tab for a full list of dates or click the link below.

Bespoke Forest School courses can be arranged, including at other sites.


Woodland scene during training











Click here for a full list of all current course dates.

Click here to see reviews of previous courses.


2022 courses:


LEVEL 2 AND 3 (initial week for L3):

February 21 - 25

April 2/3 and May 7/8 (weekends)

June 6 for 5 x Fridays

July 25 - 29

September 12 for 5 x Mondays (NEWARK)

September 16 for 5 x Fridays

October 31 - November 4



May 27: Forest School Taster Day

May 27: Forest School Level 1



Feb 5

April 23

May 20

June 19



Feb 26/27 and March 5/6

May 9 - 12

Aug 16-19

November 10/11/17/18



Call 01530 262434 or email for more information or to book.