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Identifying mushrooms at forest school
Forest swing and rope learning
Mushroom hunin in the woods
Forest School class exploring nature

      Scavenger hunts & adventures

      Games & imaginative play

      Natural crafts

      Using tools, eg knives & saws

Forest School Activities

      Woodland management and exploration

      Building dens and structures

      Fires and cooking

      Storytelling

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What is Forest School?

Forest School is an inspirational process that allows kids regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment.

It has become more popular in recent years as people search for a child-focused alternative to the teacher-focused classroom environment and has become more formalised through the establishment of Forest School Associations in Ireland and the UK. Kerkus Forest School is accredited by the Irish Forest School Association (IFSA).

Our Forest School Sessions

We run weekly After-School Club sessions at Deerpark Mount Merrion during school terms, catering for ages from 4 - 12. Our next 11 week term will start on the 13th of September 2021. More information can be found below or by clicking directly on the booking tab above. We also run Camps outside of school terms which again cater for children aged 4 - 12. Please do check out our FAQ page or contact us if you have any queries.

 

Join our Waiting List.

  • ACORNS: (FULL)

  • 2 - 3.30pm (1.5hrs)

  • €201.50 (inc. booking fee)

  • BADGERS: (Limited spaces)

  • 3.45 - 5.45pm (2hrs)

  • €245.50 (inc. booking fee)

  • DRAGONFLIES: (FULL)

  • 3.45 - 5.45pm (2hrs)

  • €245.50 (inc. booking fee)

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  • HALLOWEEN CAMP: (FULL)

  • Dates: 27th - 29th Oct 2021

 

  • Ages 4 - 129.30am - 1.30pm

 

  • €108.50 (inc. booking fee)

  • EAGLES: (1 space)

  • 9.15am - 1.15pm (4hrs)

  • €388.50 (inc. booking fee)

 

  • FERNS: (1 space)

  • 2 - 3.30pm (1.5hrs)

  • €201.50 (inc. booking fee)

  • GRASSHOPPERS: (FULL)

  • 3.45 - 5.45pm (2hrs) 

  • €245.50 (inc. booking fee)​

FAQ:

We get asked all kinds of questions, mainly to do with what forest school involves, what to wear, and whether it is safe for kids to use tools. We’ve answered the most frequent questions here - if you have any other queries, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our policies and procedures can be viewed upon request.