For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

WITH is a Registered Charity
Registered office: Coed Y Llyn Farm, Treflys, Porthmadog, LL49 9YL 

Registered Charity Number: 1147117

Forest School


‘Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees’.

(Forest School Association)


Most people learn best from first-hand experiences. Using a range of activities both designed by the leader and instigated by the participants themselves, groups of up to 12 people will explore and learn about a woodland environment while developing practical and social skills. Courses consist of 12 three-hour weekly sessions. Specific activities will depend on the ability, experience and interests of the group but might include den building, woodworking, foraging, fires and cooking. Building independence, confidence and social skills are important parts of Forest School and we aim to encourage confident creative and independent individuals who can work effectively both by themselves and in groups.

  • None - open to all

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  • £2,160 for a course of 12, three-hour sessions per group of 12 participants

  • £180 for a course of 12, three-hour sessions for each participant.

Referral Procedure
  • Referrals for this project can be made by the intended participant, a parent (if the participant is under 18) or by a professional currently working with the participant, such as a doctor, social worker or teacher.

  • Referrals can be made by completing and submitting a Forest School Referral form.

  • We are in the process of updating our Forest School referral form. It will be available to download from this page when it is ready.