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Welcome to HOBs!

We provide school holiday programmes to children in West Dorset. Children come to us for the whole day and spend time on our site; developing their own nature based projects in their surroundings.

Our leaders facilitate children’s ideas and support a holistic approach in developing individual development learning styles (schemas). This could be anything from a larger scale shelter build to a tiny mini-beasts’ playground set….. plus anything in between!

  • positive review  Emily is so lovely! My two children always have the best day at forest school with her. They always come home very worn out after a day full of fun! Cannot recommend her forest schools enough and everything she does. She is really accommodating and understanding with additional needs and medical needs too. Always making sure my children are safe and happy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Megan Thompson Avatar Megan Thompson
    June 5, 2023

    positive review  Fantastic forest school - so grateful to Emily and the leaders for offering fabulous sessions each time! The children enjoy it every time and always keen to go.

    Linda Taylor Avatar Linda Taylor
    June 3, 2023

    positive review  My daughter has been coming to forest school for quite a few years and loves it. I love her getting out in nature

    Lisa Camp Avatar Lisa Camp
    June 2, 2023
  • positive review  Fantastic forest school. My daughter goes most holidays and absolutely loves it. She has spread the word around her school class and now lots of her friends go too and really enjoy it. Emily runs amazing full days and the kids love every minute.

    Luke Howell Avatar Luke Howell
    June 2, 2023

    positive review  Fantastic forest school. My daughter goes most holidays and absolutely loves it. She has spread the word around her school class and now lots of her friends go too and really enjoy it. Emily runs amazing full days and the kids love every minute.

    Luke Howell Avatar Luke Howell
    June 2, 2023

    positive review  Amazing forest school sessions located in a perfect, safe and secluded spot in beautiful Dorset. Our daughter has absolutely LOVED every single session and asks when the next one will be! The leaders are highly organised and prepare loads of wonderful activities for the sessions but also allow the children to take the lead in their adventures too. I can not recommend HOBS Bottom Forest School Camps enough! Our daughter comes home brimming with the love of learning outside from EVERY single session. Thanks so much for these wonderful opportunities 🥰

    Claire Louise Avatar Claire Louise
    June 2, 2023
  • positive review  Amazing forest school sessions located in a perfect, safe and secluded spot in beautiful Dorset. Our daughter has absolutely LOVED every single session and asks when the next one will be! The leaders are highly organised and prepare loads of wonderful activities for the sessions but also allow the children to take the lead in their adventures too. I can not recommend HOBS Bottom Forest School Camps enough! Our daughter comes home brimming with the love of learning outside from EVERY single session. Thanks so much for these wonderful opportunities 🥰

    Claire Louise Avatar Claire Louise
    June 2, 2023

    positive review  My son and daughter both love HOBs bottom forest school. During school holidays it’s great that they can get out into the outdoors, learn and explore. They meet lots of new friends and can’t wait to tell me about all their invaluable experiences and encounters. Emily and her team are amazing, knowledgeable and so friendly. Highly recommended ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Kirstie Sloan Avatar Kirstie Sloan
    July 15, 2022

    positive review  HOBs Bottom Forest School - we can’t rate it high enough! My daughter absolutely loves her sessions here and thrives being able to be completely herself whilst exploring ☺️ the perfect place for our little ones to safely be care free and enjoy their natural surroundings xx

    Annie Evans Avatar Annie Evans
    July 15, 2022
  • positive review  HOBs Bottom is one of my son’s favourite places to be. Children have less time in nature and outdoors than ever before. HOBs bottom gives them the space to explore, be curious, be free and have time away from screens. Emily is passionate about outdoor learning and the children gain so many skills as well as building their independence and confidence. My children always come home full of stories, a new skill to show off and tales of how much better they’ve got at den building. Highly recommended! 🤩🤩🤩

    Chloe Galloway Avatar Chloe Galloway
    July 13, 2022
  • Event: Summer Camp 1
    Date: 01 Aug 2024
    Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: Hobs Bottom Forest School. Grove Hill Dairy, Martinstown, Dorset
    Event Details: Join us for the first of our Summer Holiday camps at HOBs!
    Remaining Tickets: 6
    Price: £30.00