Forest School Ireland

Forest School Ireland

Forest School training and programmes.

Children’s Programmes

Forest School-style Camps during the holidays are suitable for age 5 – 10 yrs. To learn more about what is involved during our Forest School sessions, read here.

Forest School Ireland children’s holiday and after school programmes are run from Larchill Arcadian Gardens, near Kilcock, Co. Kildare.

Making a wooden pendant by sawing wood and drilling a hole with hand tools.

Ciara Hinksman of Forest School Ireland is one of the Heritage Councils Heritage In Schools Specialists. School visits are part-funded by the Heritage Council for Primary Schools.

You can arrange to have Ciara visit your Primary School as part of the Heritage In Schools scheme, click on the link below for more information.

Adults Forest School Courses & CPD’s

Staff training specific to your organisational needs:

We’re here to expand your staff’s awareness of the possibilities of bringing elements of learning outdoors in your setting, whether it’s in a school, urban garden, public park or Early Years Service grounds. We can explore a variety of themes, please email to discuss staff training.

We offer Introduction to Forest School Ethos & Principles courses, Outdoor First Aid (REC3) & Continuous Professional Development trainings for adults.

Online Resources and Courses

The Outdoor Teacher online training portal has a huge variety of outdoor activities for use at Forest School and outdoor learning that can be linked to the curriculum. This is such great value for a lifetime’s access to videos and tutorials providing creative ideas, practical methods and outdoor skills to provide you with the information and ideas you need to get children and groups outdoors safely. These include risk assessments, written notes and video tutorials.

QQI Level 6 Forest School Leader Qualification

If you would like to join this cutting edge movement and would like some more information about training to become a qualified QQI Level 6 Forest School Leader in Ireland, please go to course providers Brigit’s Gardens’ website for upcoming information about training as a FS leader in Galway or Meath/Kildare.

Forest Bathing for Health & Wellbeing

A guided experience in nature for you, your group, staff or organisation’s Health & Wellbeing.

Forest bathing (or shinrin-yoku) is a mindfulness practice in nature where you will be guided on a slow walk through a beautiful woodland to allow you to slow down and bathe your senses in the forest atmosphere through various invitations. Private and group walks arranged and workplace visits for staff wellness days.

About Us

Ciara Hinksman

Founder and Owner
Forest School Ireland

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