Forest School

Update – We have reviewed government advice and after consultation with the community directors, the forest school and South Gloucestershire Council, it is decided that as these events are currently taster sessions, rather than ongoing ones with the same children, they do not fall into a category where they can continue during the lockdown period.

The Forest School leaders and our volunteers have worked hard to deliver a high quality and popular experience and we are excited to plan for a safe time when we can reopen after this postponement period.


Willsbridge Mill has been working setting up a new Forest School and are pleased to announce our partners Kingfisher Forest School will be running a series of short taster sessions over the next few months.

Find out more about Forest Schools on the Forest School Association

This work has been made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 


About these sessions

These are short taster sessions. There is no fee to pay. We ask you to follow the guidance and notes on this page. Most importantly, if you book a place, please attend as it means other people will miss out otherwise.

There is no drop in facility or waiting list. Please do not email the Mill about places as it is difficult for volunteers to answer the high volume of correspondence about this. 


Dates – Original sessions postponed due to lockdown

  • 11, 12 October
  • 25, 26 October
  • 1st, 2nd November
  • 15th, 16th November
  • 29th, 30th November
  • 13th, 14th December
  • 20th, 21st December
How to Book
FOR ALL ENQUIRIES – please Email

The only way to book is through the following sites. Due to high demand we will be putting the only next two sessions on at the moment. 

Please note that parents that are staying with a child also need to book a ticket for themselves. 
Forthcoming Sessions


When you book there is a link to the online consent forms. These no longer need to be printed. 

You will also read the Covid Information for families document.

Important Notes

The area itself is not suitable for pushchairs but these can be left outside.

Dogs are prohibited from the Forest School area.

Parking is very limited in the Mill area and on Willsbridge Hill. Please use the car park in Long Beach Road if possible.


Forest School


Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund