Play, Ropes and Tools Forest Skills Day

Play, Ropes and Tools Forest Skills Day

Play, Ropes and Tools Forest Skills Day


Abbotts Hall Farm,

Abbotts Hall Farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, CO5 7RZ
Explore play and the therapeutic properties and revisit tool use and ropes and knots to make natural toys to facilitate in Forest School.

Event details


10am - 3pm
A static map of Play, Ropes and Tools Forest Skills Day

About the event

We will be exploring different play theories such as Playwork principals and the importance of play to the physical, cognitive and social development of children and provide you with skills and information to become an ambassador for the rights of the child to play (especially in a Forest School setting). We will also revisit a variety of commonly used tools in Forest School, from butter knives, bow saws and knives and use ropes to practice knots to make natural toys to facilitate the therapy of play in Forest School.

Led by qualified Forest School trainers Laura Harvey and Lucy Willis

£45 per person

Abbotts Hall Farm, CO5 7RZ

Meet at 9.45am for tea and coffee for a 10.00am start

Please bring clothes suitable for the day and lunch as this is an outdoor course

Any queries please contact Laura Harvey by email

Please read booking terms and conditions here:

Event Terms & Conditions

Please help to protect our staff and other members by not attending any of these events if you or anyone in your household is feeling ill or have symptoms of Covid-19. 

We are working within current COVID Government guidelines and will update our practices accordingly, in response to any changes in this advice.  All our activities are fully risk assessed and a copy of our COVID risk assessment is available on request. If, under these guidelines, it is necessary for us to cancel the event, we will contact you to reschedule or refund as appropriate. 



£45 per person

Additional booking information

Advanced booking essential

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Laura Harvey
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