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Forest School

  • Allanton Peace Sanctuary Auldgirth (near Burnhead) Dumfries, DG2 0RY Scotland (map)

Forest School

“The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky”

- Margaret McMillan

At Allanton Forest School children get to take part in activities that encourage creativity and exploration. All of our activities are designed to be fun and interesting, and importantly something they would probably never otherwise experience.

Lessons are designed to offer a continuum of learning, over which children will gradually build up their skills and confidence of working and playing in the natural environment. We progress towards activities involving tool use and fire at a rate suitable to the individual group.

Our programme is run by Level 3 Forest School-trained leaders. It focuses on learning outside, connecting with nature, gratitude for the earth, and improving well-being and social skills in a relaxed and safe environment.


Picking fruit and planting in the garden
Walks in the woods
Den building
Mud kitchen
Treasure hunts
Puzzles and stories
Music and singing around a campfire

* This is an all-weather activity so children need waterproof clothing, wellies and sunhats. 
There are up to 20 in a group and in the future we would like to expand to help to build a Forest School network across Dumfries and Galloway.

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Limited Spaces - Booking essential.


Later Event: 29 March
Forest School