Woodland Buddhas Forest School

Woodland Buddhas Forest School


Half Term Wednesday ! Come and spend some time in the beautiful woods and enjoy some woodland crafts with us .October 27th - details on Eventbrite see you there! πŸ‘πŸπŸΏπŸΎ

Forest School activity sessions for EYFS KS1 & KS2

Eco play sessions for EYFS KS1 & KS2


Operating as usual


Hi everybody

We hope you are all keeping well and like us looking forward to Spring. Green shoots of intrepid first blooms are already starting to appear in time for Imbolc, and the extra light that now welcomes in and closes down our days is very welcome indeed!

Now we have some sad news to share with you.

We have recently learnt that access to the woodland site in Stanmer park that we rent for our Forest School and Birthday party sessions will become severely restricted in the future.

This is due to the managing agents we rent the site from, Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, raising our rent by 700%! We cannot and will not pass this increase onto our customers, and so this increase in site rental is making it unfeasible for us and many other small community groups to use it.

This is a terrible blow for small businesses like ours, who already operate within very small margins but who are utterly dedicated to offering activities that help bring children and young people closer to nature.

We know how educationally and socially valuable it is, we believe it is essential for young minds and hearts to have access to experiential play experiences in the natural world, so that they recognise and strengthen their connection to it, and so grow into roles of custodians rather than consumers.

It is made doubly hard to take, seeing that the current sites have been developed through many hours of donated creativity and hard work to establish them as viable rental prospects for BHFP. Nearly three years ago Woodland Buddhas started to rent the woodland site, and over months of voluntary work, we and some others have developed it with care into what it is now.

There would be no fire circle, parachutes, tyre swings, bird boxes, woodland theatre, mud kitchen or marble run - that everyone enjoys the use of - without us having established them.

So we wanted to let you know our situation at the start of this year. We are so sorry not to be able to currently offer any firm dates for either sessions or bespoke birthday parties. We are currently looking for alternative sites that we could use or even develop from scratch and will post updates on our progress.

Should you be thinking of asking us to host a Birthday party in the coming months please do still get in touch, as we hope to find another home to relocate to very soon.

And if you know of any local sites that might be up for welcoming us please do get in touch!

We wish you peace and joy out in nature . May you be happy may you be well may you feel free πŸ™πŸ’šπŸ’š


Happy New Year everyone! May it be a healthy and happy one - and may we find shelter from the storm when we need it πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ’–


Merry Christmas to all our customers with love and best wishes from Woodland Buddhas ! Hope to see you in the woods soon
Best, Caro & Georgia πŸ‘πŸ™πŸŽ„πŸ”₯πŸ’šπŸ’š


Happy Winter Solstice All - we made it! Here’s to a little more light every day to help guide your way back to Spring


Autumn wood fairy 🍁πŸ”₯πŸπŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ


Happy Samhain everyone - the traditional Celtic festival celebrating the transition from Summer to Winter . May the fire warm you and the stars lead your way πŸ™πŸ”₯


Happy Samson everyone - the traditional Celtic celebration marking the transition from Summer to Winter πŸ™πŸ”₯

Photos from National Trust - East of England's post 29/10/2022

Wondered why there were so many acorns around this year …

Photos from Woodland Buddhas Forest School's post 29/10/2022

Important reminder from the Woodland trust about Halloween … please read and enjoy the woods responsibly over this festive period .. Happy Halloween from Woodland Buddhas ! πŸ‘πŸπŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸΎπŸŽƒπŸπŸ™πŸ’›πŸ’›


Our new Autumn blog is available on our website πŸ‘πŸ™πŸπŸ”₯🍁

Photos from Woodland Buddhas Forest School's post 01/10/2022

Some more happy customers .. woodland Autumn crowns , flag making using natural dyes and a dinosaur fossil hunt following a trail of humungus footprints! Not to mention fireside popcorn, hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows ….. πŸ’šπŸΎπŸ¦”πŸπŸ”₯


A Woodland Buddhas party bag - Bug Hotel, woodland crown and wizard wand! See our latest blog about woodland Birthday parties and friendship gatherings at www.woodlandbuddhas.com
Hope to see you in the woods soon !πŸ‘πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’š


A Woodland Buddhas party bag - a Bug Hotel, woodland crown and wizard wand ! Check out our latest blog online at www.woodlandbuddhas.com for info about woodland Birthday parties πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ’š


Back in the woods early prepping for another Forest School Birthday party . Soft sunlight filtering through the mist and beautiful full throated bird song all around πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ’š

Photos from Woodland Buddhas Forest School's post 03/09/2022

Another brilliant session today in the woods - including woodland crowns, popcorn and mud kitchen snacks all ready for a production in the woodland theatre complete with live boom whacker soundtrack ! Wonderful collaboration and participation from the group gathered for RubΓ©n’s birthday . Thank you all for making it such a brilliant and enjoyable session to lead ! πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ’š


A moment of grace in a busy day πŸ™πŸ’š


Just managed to grab a bit of hammock time in our woodland chill out zone before the Forest school session starts this morning πŸ‘πŸ™πŸ’šπŸΏπŸΎ


Booking open now for our holiday Forest school fun session 10-12 Saturday August 6th


Summer Hols Forest School Fun session
August 6th
Book now on Eventbrite!πŸ‘πŸΎ

Photos from Woodland Buddhas Forest School's post 23/07/2022

Another very happy birthday party enjoyed with us today - following monster trails, making natural pigments for painting flags, cooking up some delicious recipes to share, putting on theatrical performances and just generally hanging out in the beautiful sun dappled woods . It fills the heart being able to facilitate such happiness and connection to nature πŸ‘πŸ™πŸΎπŸ’•.


Happy Jubilee weekend everybody! Enjoy one of nature’s treasures from start to finish πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ“β€οΈπŸ“


Happy Jubilee weekend everybody! Enjoy one of nature’s treats - the glorious strawberry - here from start to finish πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ“β€οΈπŸ“

Photos from Woodland Buddhas Forest School's post 15/05/2022

Not even the soggiest of Sundays could dampen birthday party spirits it seems - crowns, wands, magic bubbles, lavish mud kitchen bake offs, roasted marshmallows and hot chocolate and a whole lot more ! hoolfun

Photos from Woodland Buddhas Forest School's post 30/04/2022

Tis the most magical season right now. Feels like Bluebells to infinity …. They visit us for the shortest time and only in the most ancient woodlands . Go soak up the glorious scent, joyous birdsong and beautiful shimmering blue peace …what a gift .Tread gently and enjoy πŸ™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

Photos from Woodland Buddhas Forest School's post 30/04/2022

It’s the season … feels like bluebells to infinity right now in the woods. Magical ..Enjoy πŸ™πŸ’™πŸ’™


Some dates for your diary! Here are all the upcoming dates for the rest of the year. Keep your eye on our website and Eventbrite for booking information. πŸƒπŸŒ±πŸŒΈπŸ’š


Some dates for your diary! Here are all of the upcoming dates for the rest of the year. Keep an eye on our website and eventbrite for booking information. πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸŒΏπŸ’š


Come and join Woodland Buddhas on 14th April for an Easter Holiday Forest school session.
Book though Eventbrite and sign up through the website for emails, blogs and more πŸŒΈπŸ’š


Our Easter holiday session is happening Thursday April 14th, 10-12 . Booking through Eventbrite - come and join us for Easter Egg hunts, nest building, campfire snacks and a lot more!


Handy spotter guide - not the most original names - but wouldn’t it be wonderful to see them all? πŸ‘πŸ™πŸž

Spring growth 12/03/2022

Head to www.woodlandbuddhas.com to check out our latest blog post!

Spring growth Like this little winter crocus flower, I am sure we all share a yearning for less bluster and more sun and warmth - but it is on its way!


A helpful spotter guide from Sussex Wildlife Trust - The days are slowly lengthening and green shoots of spring are tentatively sprouting through - happy spotting!


Due to adverse weather forecast for this afternoon we have regretfully cancelled todays session. Email to followπŸ™


Come to the woods for some Half Term fun! Monday 13th 1-3pm - details and booking on Eventbrite πŸ‘πŸ™πŸΎ

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A moment of grace in a busy day πŸ™πŸ’š #andbreathe #mindfulnessinnature
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Dinner time in the woods! Some very hungry babies πŸ£πŸ’š
Success ! Pure Marble run joy πŸ™πŸ’•
Some slow mo jumping joy on wood chip mountain!πŸ‚




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