Cardinham Woods, PL30 4AL


Badger Forest School & Outdoor Learning was established in August 2013 by Claire Whalley and aims to Connect People with Nature and Each Other through a variety of exciting learning opportunities in a range of outdoor environments.

We aim to give children and adults a positive learning experience within an outdoor environment.

For little legs and families with pushchairs, there is an easy access trail where you can take part in a fun activity trail that brings popular children’s characters to life. Check the website for the current trail. Ban the holiday boredom and let the kids explore their wild side with Badger Forest School. Offering holiday clubs and regular sessions during term times, your children will have a day of exploration and adventure in the woods, developing their woodland skills, building confidence and making friends. Full information and booking can be found at

We are passionate about hands on learning, giving time to explore, experiment, take risks, work as a team, taking part in team challenges as well as individual. We allow time for children to take part in child-initiated play and learning to encourage decision making and positive wellbeing.

We play games to teach children to understand boundaries and set standards of behaviour, to work cooperatively in groups and to respect each other. We encourage positive relationships between all participants, modelling positive reinforcement, praise and feedback.

All L3 leaders are qualified outdoor first aiders and hold enhanced DBS certificates. Everyone is mobile so we can travel to your school, pre-school, college or other setting, carrying our insurances and risk assessment with us.

Connecting people with nature and each other