Little Squirrels Forest School for toddlers, preschool children and parents at Thames Young Mariners

What to expect

Come and join us at Thames Young Mariners to explore what nature has to offer. Discover and play in our woods while building your child's confidence and providing them with a sense of adventure.

Forest Schools enables children to develop and learn the boundaries of behaviour, both physical and social, as well as establish and grow in confidence, self esteem and motivation. This is encouraged through activities such as:

  • Fire lighting
  • Den building
  • Building and creating objects
  • Art work

Please note: Little Squirrels sessions are for children aged 18 months – 4 years.

For everyone's enjoyment and safety, these sessions have a maximum ratio of 2 children to one adult.

2018 programme (subject to availability)

4/5 January
Choco bananas on the open fire
11/12 January
Ice decorations
18/19 January
Wind streamers
25/26 January
Parachute men
1/2 February
Spider hand puppets
8/9 February
Wind socks
15/16 February
Willow hearts
22/23 February
1/2 March
Natures picture weaving
8/9 March
Willow fish
15/16 March
Pompom caterpillars
22/23 March
Small to big seed planting
29/30 March
Easter chicks

More info

Activities take place no matter the weather so please come dressed accordingly.

Changing area is provided should it be needed.

Kit list

  • Warm jumpers/clothing 
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Wellies with big socks – wellies can get a bit chilly
  • A little back pack to keep in the woods with extra layers inside
  • Water bottle
  • Healthy snacks
  • Woolly hat