Out To The Woods

Fun, creative and educational forest experiences for people of all ages

Community Forest School activities

Outdoor Learning & Woodland Activities Kent

We love our home in Admiral Woods, an ancient woodland in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Sittingbourne, Maidstone and Medway in Kent. Come and visit us soon!

Campfires, den-building, games, woodland walking, outdoor cookery, arts activities, exploring, learning about plants and animals, play, relaxing, letting off steam, breathing free.

Out To The Woods is a Community Interest Company (CIC). We promote wellbeing and resilience by connecting the community to nature.

Community Forest School

“Every child in every country is owed the teaching of natural history, to be introduced to the awe and wonder of the natural world, and to appreciate how it contributes to our lives.”


Professor Dasgupta, 2021

Community Forest School, Sittingbourne, Maidstone and Medway.

Woods and forests are for everyone

For Out To The Woods, our number one aim is to help everyone get connected to nature… and our wonderful Kentish woodland is the perfect place to begin.

What a Woodland Day can do for you

Imagine the fresh air, the scents of the forest, towering trees and the canopy of whispering leaves. Whether it’s spring, summer or autumn, as soon as you step into the woods the rest of the world will disappear. Feel your mind clear, and a sense of possibility and adventure descend.

That’s why we say… “Let’s go Out To The Woods!”

Out To The Woods Community Forest School Activities

Whether you want to try a new skill, learn more about nature and our precious British ancient woodland, set your kids loose with fun outdoor experiences, or simply soak up the incredible joy of forest life – we have something for you.

Youngsters Weekly Woodland Sessions and Holiday clubs

Our selection of Woodland sessions include children aged 0-14.

Bespoke creative woodland experiences

Learn a skill, feel free and share the woods with your favourite friends.

OTTW Fully Funded Woodland Sessions

OTTW works with our partners so that everyone can access the woods.

Forest Birthdays and Celebrations

An unforgettable outdoor birthday experience for children of all ages.

Woodland Educational School Trips

Access to woodland is a must-have experience for our school children.

Woodland Team Building Activities

A great way for your work team to get to know one another and work creatively together.

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Catherine CourtneyCatherine Courtney
18:21 13 Jul 23
Enjoyed a lovely morning making stuffed chapatis. The whole experience of being in the woodlands was so calming and relaxing. The cooking session was great fun as you are able to learn new skills. Sunita is very patient and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend!
Militsa DevittMilitsa Devitt
18:16 20 May 23
Great forest school, so many different natural zones to play in. Both my kids enjoyed playing in all the different areas and getting mucky in themud kitchen! My eldest enjoyed participating in some of the activities such as bug hunting, drawing with charcoal and toasting marshmallows.
tammy piersontammy pierson
19:57 12 Apr 23
We attended a birthday, and we had the best time. So much for them to do and play with and we loved toasting the marshmallows!
Donnamarie FrenchDonnamarie French
08:01 06 Apr 23
My son loved every minute being here. He says he loved being able to cut the wood, that was his favourite part. He enjoyed the s’mores too! He did birdwatching and went for a walk too as he didn’t want to join in with the arts and crafts that was set out. My son said the woman were so nice and friendly, he felt really comfortable and happy. Thank you so much for giving him a day to remember.
Annika DeanAnnika Dean
21:22 30 Oct 22
We've absolutely loved the family Halloween woodland party - so much fun cooking bread over the fire and making s'mores, playing in the mud kitchen and generally enjoying the beautiful woodland surroundings! Avril and Sunita are brilliant, you can absolutely tell how much care, thought and work has gone into making it fun and safe for everyone to enjoy. Can't wait to come back!
Lynne MulliganLynne Mulligan
20:00 30 Oct 22
My two sons & I have attended several sessions with ‘Out to the Woods’, including Woodland Tots & the Family woodland Halloween party. Avril & Sunita are so welcoming & brilliant with the children, offering a fun and safe outdoor environment. My boys loved playing in the mud kitchen and listening to the stories by the campfire. Cooking bread on the fire was a particular highlight! Would recommend this group to anyone with children- so nice to spend time outdoors learning about the woodland environment.
Alex HarveyAlex Harvey
19:43 30 Oct 22
Woodland tots was absolutely fantastic. Martha loved the mud kitchen and it was such a great experience cooking bread and marshmallows on the fire. Avril and Sunita are so knowledgeable and make the whole experience so fun for the children.
Nicola DAYNicola DAY
20:33 11 Jul 22
Extremely well run enjoyable day . The Indian cooking was just the tastiest . No doubt will return , highly recommended .
Laura RylandsLaura Rylands
18:15 07 Jul 22
My little one had the best morning in the woods, he had just started walking that week and loved being able to freely explore around all of the activities as well as free play with good old sticks and stones. Will definitely return for more adventures.

Out To The Woods: A Forest School Accessible in Kent

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