The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park write:
Looking for something new for your children to do in the school holidays? Why not try Forest School at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park?
Forest School is made up of a very wide range of experiences and adventures, which can include bush craft skills, whittling, fire lighting and cooking on fires, through to bug hunts and bird watching. Children can also take part in tailored activities, designed to help them connect to their environment through arts and crafts, games and science based investigation activities. The unique, natural environment of THCP is at the very heart of all the workshops and children will discover the wonderful habitats found through a choice of inspiring hands-on activities and games.
Forest Schools are always run by a qualified practitioner (level 3 or above) who is experienced in working with
children in an outdoor environment. Kenneth Greenway (Cemetery Park Manager) leads Forest School at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, with support from team members and other qualified forest school practitioners. All staff are DBS checked.
Activities are suitable for children aged 6 – 14 (younger children are welcome too, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the whole session).
Forest school generally runs through the school holidays. The summer half term and summer holiday dates are below. Dates in future holidays will be posted on the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park’s website, and also in the Tower Habitats Calendar of Wildlife Events.
Summer Half Term – Tuesday 30th May, Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd June
Summer Holidays – Monday 31st July, Tuesday 1st, Friday 4th, Monday 7th, Thursday 10th and Friday 11th August.
Times: 10am – 2pm
Booking and cost
Booking: Please e-mail Ken Greenway with the dates you’d like to book, your child’s/children’s names, their ages, and your contact number.
Cost: £30 per session, 10% sibling discount, £75 for three sessions/£150 for six sessions.
Two subsidised places per session are available for Tower Hamlets parents/carers/guardians who are unemployed or on low income. This is on a first come, first served basis.
Payment: We will send you an invoice via PayPal. The fee must be paid before the first session. Other payment options are welcomed, so please let us know if you would prefer another method.
Clothing: Please remember to dress for the weather as we are likely to be outside come rain or shine
Meeting Point: The Soanes Centre, Southern Grove, E3 4PX
Please read our Forest School Guide for Parents for more information. Further information will be provided to parents prior to the first session, but if you have any questions please contact us on 0208 983 1277.