Welcome To Our Website
BushKraft Forest School CIC is a non profit organisation working with people of all ages and abilities. We also work with and in partnership with many other organisations including schools, social care, charities.
As of July 2022 will be taking over some of StepOuts work. The new Ashford extension to BushKraft is planned to be at Evegate Business Park subject to other agreements. BushKraft has been working with Stepout for several years with running activities for them and also their holiday clubs.
All NEW bookings for birthday parties, events, forest school and other woodland activities will now need to come through BushKraft Forest School CIC. Unfortunately our website is not as high tech as Stepouts so bookings will be taken the old fashioned way. Please send us a message or give us a call.
Mini Forest Explorers
This parent and pre school child session is run as traditional forest school where the children will guide their own learning. We will have a set activity or theme to spark the children's interest but they do not have to sit in one place, they can go off on their own learning experience with guidance of trained forest school leaders and their parents.
Home Education Sessions
We run home education sessions for children who are not in school for any reason. The up to date information can be found on our Facebook group called "BushKraft Home Ed Group". There are three home education sessions to suite most people. The under 9s and the over 9s which are parent and child based. We also have the mixed home education drop off session which is parent free.
Baby Explorers (Under 18 mths)
This is a parent and child session based in the woodland. Parents get to meet other parents in a relaxing environment.
Our BushKraft children's birthday parties have something for all ages, from survival parties, basic bushcraft lessons, archery and even rifle shooting.
Archery Sessions for beginners
This is for the whole family aged 8 years upwards. The age restriction is purely to do with size of the child to bow ratio. If your child is capable of safely holding the bow, they can take part.
Schools, social care, charities and other organisations
We have forest sessions to suite all ages and abilities. We work with individuals and whole families to promote and repair the bond, where there has been a breakdown. We also promote how to cook healthy nutritious food without gas or domestic fuels. Some people reading this may wonder why. The answer is very simple, that even before the Covid hit there were families struggling to feed themselves and their children. We also help both adults and children to work together and communicate with respect for each other. Show how the family can enjoy time together with out spending lots of money.
We take referrals from other professionals, but can take self referrals if certain conditions are met as we rely on outside funding for this and have to justify how the money is spent.
Traditional Forest School
Traditional forest school is child led. This does not mean we just let them run wild and boss us around, but we do not set a specific curriculum. We facilitate their learning at a speed and style that suits the individual. Our high ratio's of adult to child allows children to learn and explore the woodland and nature around them.