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Drop off and Collection Location Carreglwyd Estate

Please only use the car park signposted ALL TRAFFIC at Carreglwyd Estate for drop off and collection. We will meet there and walk through the woods to the basecamp. Please sign your child in at drop off and out on collection, and ensure all forms are signed prior to drop off. This enables us to start sessions promptly. Please note; parents are expected to transport their child to and from the Forest School, where possible parents should car share.

Drop Off times: 10 minutes before the session time.

Carreglwyd Estate:

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What you should bring

Forms that are needed will be sent electronically please ensure they are sent back in advance:

  • Indemnity form
  • Medical form
  • Photograph consent form

The elements are part of the experience so forest school will continue in most environments other than in wind gusts greater than 20 meters per second, and severe thunderstorms. Ensuring children are dressed correctly, and have spare clothes is essential.

Spring / Autumn

  • Waterproofs 
  • One long sleeved t-shirt or top
  • One thick jumper
  • One fleecy zip up jacket, just in case
  • Two pairs of socks. Thin cotton socks next to the foot and thick wool socks on top.
  • Wellies or sturdy closed toe shoes 
  • One pair of comfortable trousers (jogging bottoms or leggings) 
  • Spare trousers & socks in a bag – more than one set of each + pants if toilet training.​


  • Waterproofs 
  • A pair of comfortable trousers -jogging bottoms or leggings
  • One t-shirt, light long sleeved t-shirt
  • One fleecy zip up jacket – just in case
  • One pair of socks
  • Wellies or sturdy closed toe shoes
  • A sun hat for sunny days
  • Spare trousers & socks in a bag – more than one set of each + pants if toilet training.​
  • Sunscreen we ask you to apply a first layer of sunscreen before you drop your child off, and also provide sunscreen in their bag. We will then apply every 3-4 hours or as required.


  • Second top layer – fleece jumper 
  • Third top layer – fleece jacket
  • Neck scarf
  • Hat and gloves
  • Four pairs of socks. Two pairs to wear (on the bottom, one thin cotton sock, and the top, a thick wool or fluffy bed sock) and two spare pairs to be packed in the backpack
  • Extra jumpers to be packed in backpack for really cold days
  • Snow boots or sturdy warm outdoor boots



“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”
Swedish Proverb


Recommended Equipment

Good quality equipment to ensure the best for your child’s comfort and proper development is generally sourced from companies that are striving to reduce the ecological impact of their products, and ensure that their ethical responsibilities are being upheld; we know that you don’t want the needs of your children to come at the expense of children’s lives overseas, or be thoughtlessly degrading our environment.

Quality doesn’t have to cost a fortune; the old adage, “buy nice, or buy twice”, is always worth considering when thinking of making a purchase. If you buy good stuff then it can last for several of your own kids, and your friend’s and family’s kids; you can sell it on, reducing the overall cost, or you can keep an eye on eBay and Facebook Marketplace for bargains!


We highly recommend VivoBarefoot as a company that makes footwear that is most suitable for the development of your child’s motor skills. There are many other barefoot shoe brands for children, and they are all miles better than standard thick soled shoes. There is a large and growing body of evidence pointing to the importance of wearing thin-soled, flexible, and properly fitting footwear for your child’s proper development.

For the colder months, we recommend fleece lined wellies. The Melton Thermal Boots provide warmth to -20C and have the benefit of being flexible to allow children to still climb trees and run with ease.

For Summer we recommend VivoBarefoot Primus which are designed to get growing feet running wild, the barefoot way. We also encourage kids to take their shoes off whenever they feel comfortable to do so, (and leave their shoes and socks in a designated place!).

Thermals and Underlayers

A good quality thermal base layer is essential in Winter. These merino wool ones look great!


There will always be drinking water available onsite, please bring a water bottle for your child. We recommend kleankanteen, with a variety of different tops to suit different ages.

Bring Yourself?

Calling all parents, carers, grandparents, aunties and uncles! Additional helpers are welcome. Feel free to come and share the experience with the children, and take some of the activities home!







“Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair”

Kahlil Gibran