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Family Forest Gathering – June

June 17, 2023 @ 10:30 am 2:30 pm

A Day of Family Connection with HARE Forest School

HARE runs Forest School sessions in Parkend, Gloucestershire.  Forest School is not just for children, it is equally beneficial for children and adults of all ages.

Our Family Forest Gatherings run monthly either on a Saturday or during the school holidays, incorporating family yoga, Forest School, nature connection, bushcraft, traditional crafts, games and play.

Our first Family Forest Gathering on the 12th April 2023 was a fantastic day in spite of the rain.  Join us for our monthly gatherings (dates below) where we will be running family friendly activities throughout the day.

Our activities encompass our themes of wellbeing, experiential learning and play. We will be running workshops in bushcraft, family yoga and textiles.

Please bring a packed lunch / picnic for your family.  We will provide hot drinks and water.

Family Forest Gatherings are open to all family members.  So why not bring along the grandparents, or maybe send the grandparents with the children while you have a break!

Example Day

10:30 am Arrival and free play

11:00 am Circle time (includes greeting, safety talk and what will be happening that day)

11:15 am Family Yoga Class

12:00 noon Lunch – Please bring a packed lunch

12:30 pm Activities such as bushcraft and den building

1:30pm Activities such as felting and woolcrafts

During the day there will also be free play and art activities, snacks and drinks available.

Upcoming 2023 dates:

  • 20th May – Beltane / Late Spring theme (see below)

  • 17th June – Mid Summer / Summer Solstice theme

  • 8th July – Growth & Abundance

  • August dates TBC

  • Family Wool Processing Day September 2023 (exact date TBC)

  • More dates to come in Autumn 2023

Family tickets can be booked through our website.  There are three prices depending on the size of your family.  £35 for small families (e.g. 1 child) and single parent families. £40 for medium sized families such as 2 parents and 2 to 3 children. £45 for Large families with 4 or more children.

Address: Beaver Lodge, Whitecroft Road, Parkend, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4HG

If you have any queries please get in touch through our website or email


June 17, 2023
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
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