Forest School FAQs
What holiday dates are covered?
At our Prestwich holiday club we will be providing holiday club places for all the main school holidays as follows:
February – 19th to 23rd February
Easter – 3rd to 13th April
May – 29th May to 1st June
Summer – 23rd July to 2nd September (excluding 27th August)
Autumn – 22nd to 26th October
At the Radcliffe holiday club we will be offering the following dates for holiday club:
Summer – 30th July to 2nd September (excluding 27th August)
Autumn – 22nd to 26th October
Do you offer sibling discounts?
Yes we offer sibling discounts and special offers, please check the Eventbrite booking pages for the latest information.
What age range do you cover?
Our Prestwich holiday club caters for 3-12 years and our Radcliffe club is for 4-12 years.
What qualifications do staff have?
All our staff are level 3 childcare trained as a minimum. Additionally all staff hold pediatric first aid certification and L2 food hygiene. All staff have introductory Forest School Training and 4 members of the team are have their Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification.
Where is the Kids adVentures Forest School?
Our Prestwich Forest School is based from our garden centre – Garden Needs (1 Radford Street, Manchester M7 4NT) where we have a dedicated and secure, fenced site at the bottom of the garden. This is where we hold the majority of our holiday club sessions. Kersal Dale is located directly behind our centre and we take groups out into the woods.
Our Radcliffe Forest School is based at Radcliffe Tower. Drop off and pick up is to our Radcliffe Nursery (Kids adVentures, 2-4 Sandford Street, Radcliffe M26 2PT). From here we walk 5 minutes to the Radcliffe Tower site, we base ourselves from this secure fenced off area doing activity on site and venturing out into the surrounding E’es and parkland.
What facilities have you got on site?
We aim to be outdoors as much as possible and make our own shelter using tarps or by making dens. We also have buildings on site in case of severe weather and we have full kitchen and washroom facilities.
Our nursery is just 5 minutes walk away so we have full facilities there, however we also have use of a building and washroom facilities when we are out on our Forest School site.
Is food provided?
Snacks are included throughout the day and those on a long day will be offered a light breakfast.
During the colder months (February and October half terms) a hot lunch will be provided.
For all other holidays (Easter, May and Summer) all Over 6’s will need to bring a packed lunch.
Snacks are included and those children arriving early will be offered a light breakfast.
All children will need to bring a packed lunch.
Do you accept childcare vouchers?
Yes we accept all childcare vouchers.
What does a typical day at Forest School look like?
7.30 – 9.30am – Breakfast and crafts
9.30-10.30 am – Free play -den building, activities circles, bug hunting etc
11.00-11.30 am- Snack time
11.30-12.30 pm- Structured activities – clay faces, fairy wands, mask making etc
12.30-1.30 pm- Lunch
1.30-2.30 pm- Structured activities – clay faces, fairy wands, mask making etc
2.30-3.30 pm – Story Time plus activity
3.30 – 4.00pm- Teatime
4.00- 5.00pm – Free play -den building, activities circles, bug hunting etc
5.00- 6.00pm – Late pick up- art and crafts within the centre