Booking the Forest School

The Forest School can be booked by contacting Jo McGarry at Rossmere Primary School on 01429 – 274608 or emailing

We welcome tours of the site prior to making a booking. There are also a lot of photos of events and comments from visitors on the Rossmere Forest School Facebook Page.

Bookings can be made on any day of the week, during term time or during school holidays. Please book in plenty of time to avoid disappointment – we book up very quickly at certain times of year.

Our pricing structure is the same for all groups using the Forest School – £100 for any group size up to 20. This includes use of our Forest School Manager to organise activities, and is for sessions of approximately 2 hours. Every additional person is charged at £5 each. A booking includes use of the yurt and classroom and all equipment.

We also have a large selection of wellingtons and waterproofs to borrow during your visit. Just ask our staff for details.

It is also possible to book the Forest School without using our staff and organising your own activities. Please contact us if you would like to know about pricing for this.

    1. The Forest School is available for hire during term time for all schools. Contact Jo McGarry on 01429 274608 or e-mail
    2. If it is your first time using the Forest School, we would recommend that you make an appointment for a tour of the site, to see the facilities on offer, discuss the types of activities you would like to do and availability of dates.
    3. You are welcome to plan your own sessions to suit your own curriculum needs or use Rossmere staff and planning to support you.
    4. You can choose to use members our Rossmere Forest School accredited staff, to deliver or support your sessions however, this is only essential if you intend to use our fire pit or tools with your pupils.
    5. You can hire our site for a session or all day.  Block bookings can be arranged and we can plan bespoke sessions and packages to your individual needs.
    6. The Forest School is also available evenings, weekends and school holidays for youth and community groups.


    NOTE: The Forest School can be used by all schools without the need for a Rossmere Forest School accredited member of staff, or a Forest School accredited member of your own staff, for the majority of activities. You are more than welcome to use only your own staff to carry out activities such as pond dipping, shelter building, use of the eco-classroom, exploring tree, bird and mini-beast identification, habitats, life cycles, creating natural artwork, or general exploration of the site. You do not need forest school accredited staff to do any of these or similar activities.

    Booking is essential and is subject to availability. 

    Please contact Jo McGarry on:-

    tel: 01429 274608 or via e-mail: