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Forest School Play Project


The Forest School Play Project is an exciting, inclusive and adventurous nature-based play programme which seeks to create and embed positive outcomes for young children and their families across the Better Start Bradford area.

Forest Schools is a unique approach to child development that enables children to learn and grow through play in a natural setting. Accessing safe, local green spaces, children will be free to discover, explore and learn through engaging outdoor activities, such as games, crafts and active play. The activities will encourage physical activity and communication, building confidence, resilience and support for growing minds and bodies.

The Forest School Play Project:

  • Provides a playful, active format in the fresh air, offering exercise in a form that is accessible and enjoyable for all.
  • Offers choice and decision-making, combined with time to reflect, supporting families to experiment and build confidence.
  • Encourages the development of healthy habits for children and parents which can be sustained.
  • Facilitates physical development of stamina and gross motor skills e.g. through running, climbing and balancing, as well as fine motor skills used in collecting and making.

Who is it for? The Forest School Play Project is a 10-week programme for early years settings across the Better Start Bradford area for children aged 3 years and their parents. There are also regular outdoor play sessions in local parks and green spaces aimed at families with children aged 0-3 years, although older siblings are welcome to come along.

Who provides it? The Forest School Play Project is delivered by Get Out More CIC. Get Out More is a social enterprise on a mission to help people engage with nature to feel better in mind and body.  Based in Bradford District, they run outdoor programmes, including forest schools, outdoor play and community engagement programmes, for people of all ages.  They use local woodlands, parks and natural spaces to bring people together, be active and feel good, working towards their vision: communities and nature growing healthier together.

Where and when is it delivered? The Forest School Play Project is delivered with early years settings across the whole Better Start Bradford area by Get Out More. 

For ideas of where to go locally and play outdoors with your children and activities to try, download the Forest School Play Project booklet “Let’s Play Outdoors

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