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Staff team building and strategy days

Bring your staff outdoors for a fun, motivational and valuable, team- building day.

Set in our beautiful and inspirational dedicated 6-acre woodland site at the prestigious Quex Park Estate in Birchington.

Take part in activities that help enhance your training goals or simply just inspire your team. Den building, fire craft skills, tool making, scavenger hunts, woodland code breaking, whizzing down our 136ft long zip wire and so much more. You decide what you want to achieve, and we’ll tailor your time accordingly.

Make full use of our on-site Scandinavian style log cabin (see insert photo) with classroom facilities seating up to 30 and use of overhead projector and screen We’ll provide tea, coffee and pastries to start your day.

Lunchtime you can choose;
• Bring your own packed lunch.
• Bring foods you can cook over the campfire.
• Order in delicious food such as slow cooked BBQ pulled Kentish pork bap, chips, slaw & salads, freshly prepared & delivered by local and award winning Curiously Kentish (we’ll provide you the menu!)

We’ll happily accommodate groups from 5 to 50. For just a few hours, or all day.

Tailor made weekly sessions

Like so many things in life, the more you put in, the more you get out!

To make the best of your children and their abilities, we advise somewhere between 10 and 38 week tailor made programmes, with 2, 3, 4 and 5 hours sessions available. Our beautiful and inspirational, dedicated 7-acre woodland site at the prestigious Quex Park Estate in Birchington has a wide variety of plant and wildlife such as moles, frogs, squirrels, foxes and rabbits.

It’s a magical place for children to explore!​Children will get hands-on and take part in fun activities such as bug hunting, scavenger hunts, tree climbing, den building, zip wiring, working with tools and so much more.

These activities help children develop their self-esteem and grow in confidence. Their learning is accelerated in this environment. We can work on any area of the curriculum such as maths, literacy and science, and can create a unique scheme of work that targets sports, social communication difficulties, motivation, team building and much more!

We’ll collect and return your children in our mini buses for a fun packed day. Bring one of your class teachers to add to the Forest School fun and don’t forget your packed lunch!

Outdoor space consultation

Do you look out of the window at your outdoor space and wonder how you can make best use of your playing fields? Would you like to save school money and make your budgets work harder by making the most of what you’ve already got?

Well at Manor House Forest School our lovely head practitioner, Stuart Welby, is here to help you and will visit your school, personally.

He’ll spend time with you to consult and give you valuable qualified knowledge and insight in to the flora and fauna at your school. You’ll receive details of desirable resources and lay-out to meet the needs of your children, based on your school’s vision. Using best practice guidance, your school can enhance and develop its outside spaces to raise the standards of outdoor play for a range of ages. Included in the price is an on-site school visit followed by a detailed report of how improvements can be made to reach your desired outcome with a suggested list of resources.

Bespoke programmes

Like so many things, the more you put in the more you get out!

So to make the best of your children and their abilities, we advise a minimum of twelve-week programmes.

At Manor House Forest School, we have a beautiful and inspirational dedicated 7-acre woodland site at the prestigious Quex Park Estate in Birchington. It’s surrounded by open pasture, and has a mixture of mature trees and newer growth, containing horse chestnut, ash, sycamore, yew and oak and a lovely full canopy during the summer. It’s a magical place for children to explore.

We have many species of plant and wildlife such as moles, frogs, pigmy shrews, peacocks, squirrels, foxes and rabbits.

Children will get hands-on and take part in fun activities such as bug hunting, scavenger hunts, tree climbing, den building, working with tools and so much more. These activities help children develop their self-esteem and grow in confidence. Their learning is accelerated in this environment.

Forest School works in harmony with your school and we plan bespoke programmes alongside your curriculum and work directly with you and your children. With regular weekly sessions planned over a number of weeks, children learn to work in a team, to problem solve and develop respect for the environment and for each other.   Children learn new life skills and strategies to cope with their own emotions and feelings, along with enhanced knowledge of appropriate level maths, science, language, creativity and team work/problem solving. In many situations you can see instant results with children and adults.

We’ll collect and drop off your children in our mini buses for a full, fun-packed day from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

Bring one of your class teachers to add to the Forest School fun and don’t forget your packed lunch!

Staff meetings

Take your team out in to the woodland for an exhilarating day of survival skills activities.

What could be better than a team-building day at our beautiful and inspirational dedicated 7-acre woodland site at the prestigious Quex Park Estate in Birchington? It’s surrounded by open pasture, and has a mixture of mature trees and newer growth, containing horse chestnut, ash, sycamore, yew and oak and a lovely full canopy during the summer.

We have many species of plant and wildlife such as moles, frogs, pigmy shrews, peacocks, squirrels, foxes and rabbits. What a great way to inspire ‘blue-sky thinking’ and ignite creative ideas.

Make bows and arrows and fire at your Boss. Build shelters and make tools and ivy crowns for your tribe. Go zip wiring and learn how to build a fire without matches.

Take part in team games and activities to inspire and motivate your staff. Let us teach you the basic survival skills you’ll need, should you ever get lost in the forest!!!

Your day starts at 9am with teas, coffees and pastries.

You’ll be split in to tribes and spend the morning working competitively in small groups on activities that are both fun and challenging.

Lunch is a barbeque with all the trimmings, including wine and beer, or you can choose to organise and cook together over an open fire. We can plan your food choice and menu around your guests and special diets can be catered for.

Wrap up the day around 5pm with hot chocolate, and toast marshmallows over the fire to reflect on the day’s events.

The Farm

Getting hands-on with farm animals is such a wonderful sensory experience for everyone, and so few children ever have the opportunity.

At Manor House Forest School we give your children this rare hands-on experience.

Meet Scooby and Harry, the ever so playful and mischievous Pigmy goats. If you scratch their backs and tickle their tummies they’ll be your tour guides for the rest for the day!          

We also have 12 clucky chickens and one loud and proud cockerel! Get in the pen, ruffle their fathers, collect their eggs and have fun at feeding time.

Our proud collection of seven Kune Kune pigs absolutely love their belly rubs. See who can be first to get them to roll over like a dog!

Get in the pen, groom them, feed them and listen to them squeal and chatter to each other.

Within the three hour session you’ll sketch the animals, have a golden egg treasure trail, learn all about the animals and they’re natural habitat by completing a fun quiz and finish off cooking an omelette with the fresh eggs the children have picked from the chicken coop. 

Small classes with a minimum of 8, or maximum of 24 children. We’ll collect and drop off your children in our mini buses.

One-day class trips

What could be better than a whole day of fun in the Forest? 

At Manor House Forest School, we have a beautiful and inspirational dedicated six-acre woodland site at the prestigious Quex Park Estate in Birchington. It’s surrounded by open pasture, and has a mixture of mature trees and newer growth, containing horse chestnut, ash, sycamore, yew and oak and a lovely full canopy during the summer. It’s a magical place for children to explore!


We have many species of plant and wildlife such as moles, frogs, pigmy shrews, peacocks, squirrels, foxes and rabbits.

Bring your children for an exciting one-day class trip with adventures, team games, treasure hunts, bug-hunting, zip-wiring, den-building, cooking over a campfire, making tools, making jewellery and class challenges.

We can collect you in 2 minibuses -15 children per bus with 2 adults – (maximum of 30 children minimum of 8).   Bring two of your class teachers to add to the Forest School fun and don’t forget your packed lunch!

At the end of the day we’ll take your exhilarated children back to school clutching all the treasures they’ve made and a wonderful certificate to show to Mum and Dad!!

What they won’t realise, that amongst all that fun, they’ve learnt valuable life skills and we’ve helped enhance the subject matter you want to cover.

School holiday club

School holidays are always a challenging time for parents and teachers. What fun and creative things can you do for your children in the school holidays?

Children love being outdoors, and at Manor House Forest School we know how to entertain, inspire and help with the boredom.

We have an exciting and inspirational dedicated 6-acre woodland site surrounded by open pastures.

It’s a mixture of mature trees and newer growth, containing horse chestnut, ash, sycamore, yew and oak. With areas to explore, and a lovely full canopy during the summer it’s a magical place for children. We have numerous species of plant and wildlife such as moles, frogs, pigmy shrews, peacocks, squirrels, foxes and rabbits.

Days are packed full of outdoor activities, and children get hands on making tools, jewellery, building a fairy village, playing in the mud kitchen, using the zip wire and crawling commando through our assault course.

Drop your children off at 8.30 and leave the rest to us. We’ll wrap up the day around 5pm with hot chocolate, and toast marshmallows over the fire to reflect on the day’s events.

Don’t forget your packed lunch!

Parent’s Workshops

Manor House Forest School have created the perfect activity. What could be better than few hours of fun in the Forest with your Mum or Dad?

We have a beautiful and inspirational dedicated 7-acre woodland site at the prestigious Quex Park Estate in Birchington. It’s surrounded by open pasture, and has a mixture of mature trees and newer growth, containing horse chestnut, ash, sycamore, yew and oak and a lovely full canopy during the summer.

It’s a magical place for children and parents to explore! We have many species of plant and wildlife such as moles, frogs, pigmy shrews, peacocks, squirrels, foxes and rabbits.

Within the three hour session you’ll be climbing trees, building dens, cooking over a camp fire, making tools, making whistles, enjoying treasure hunts and bug-hunting. The qualified Manor House Forest School Practitioners are often male and are on-hand to help support Mums and Dads in developing purposeful play with their children outdoors.

The session promotes communication and interaction along with useful skills and ideas for games and activities. Positive and creative play will result in a rise in confidence and self esteem.

School open days

We know that coming up with creative and fun ideas to impress your new parents and pupils at your school open day is tough.

What better way to impress, than with a fun and interactive Manor House Forest School taster display.

We arrive fully equipped with a pop-up stand showcasing the wonderfully exciting activities available at Manor House Forest School. We demonstrate that having Forest School integrated into your curriculum can seriously enhance a child’s education.   We’ll provide 2 Forest School staff members and bring examples of all the unique and interesting things that children can make at Forest School.

We’ll happily discuss with parents the benefits that are available to their children now that your school is working closely with us.   We are able to promote your schools commitment and vision to provide the best for its pupils.

We’ll give Forest School packs to parents explaining the benefits of a varied and diverse curriculum.