Folly Preschool at Ilton
Church Road
South Somerset
TA19 9EY
Tel: 01460 55488

Forest Fun

Mud Kitchen

Learning in outdoors is a very special experience and one that certainly helps promote the 4 key skills that today’s children will need in tomorrow’s world.

  1. Problem solving;
  2. Creative thinking;
  3. Risk taking (in a controlled environment);
  4. Self-confidence

Our Forest Fun does all of this in our fabulous grounds in the middle of stunning Somerset countryside.

Our Forest Fun sessions are designed for children to develop:

  • independence,
  • self awareness,
  • self regulation,
  • fine & gross motor skills,
  • self motivation,
  • empathy,
  • good social and communication skills,
  • a positive mental attitude,
  • self-esteem
  • and confidence.

A Shared Experience

The Forest Fun sessions are about sharing our skills and experiences. Everyone involved is both a teacher and learner and we all help each other to achieve our goals as well as having a great deal of fun in the process.

So far we have had built hedgehog hotels, made bird boxes, enjoyed felt making, storytelling & outdoor cooking sessions – all inspired and led by our talented staff.

As well as enhancing many areas of the core curriculum, the Forest Fun supplies many other bush craft related activities including…

  • Wood Carving,
  • Pencil Making,
  • Shelter Building,
  • Open fire cooking,
  • Fire Building,
  • Studies of habitats,
  • Plant & animal identification,
  • Rope tying,
  • Sculpture making