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Holiday Clubs

It is now more important than ever to take care of children’s mental health and wellbeing as many may have found aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic and enforced isolation difficult, now is also the time to consider ways to protect our children’s physical health.

The government has acknowledged that “the risk of transmission outdoors is significantly lower”. They suggest that people “move activities outdoors if you can”. The Department for Education ask educators to “consider which lessons or classroom activities could take place outdoors”.

Outdoor Adventurers will spend all day outdoors come rain or shine. This will be run like any usual Forest school session but children will be split in to pods of 5 children to 1 staff member. Each pod will have their own base camp area with hammocks, shelters, tools and equipment where they will eat, wash their hands (handwashing will be consistent with guidelines, we will be using soap and water and hand sanitiser gel) and gather together. Equipment will be sanitised throughout the day.

We will be mindful and pro-active in changing our activities to limit spread of the virus. Although we have put a lot of new safety measures in place, this will not take anything away from the essence of the Forest school experience.

"Go Wild!" Summer Holiday Camp 2020

Suitable for adventurous children aged 5-12 years. Inside Out Workshops include den building, bush craft, bug hunting, nature arts and crafts, relaxing in hammocks, mindfulness in nature, yoga with Emma and Relax Kids with Sharon, environmental arts & crafts, games & a 'chill out' bell tent. We will also be having Wise Owl (Glossop) and The Feathery Folk (Leek) bringing their birds of prey! ...So let's get outside!


Pickwood (Ballington) Woods, Off Ladydale, Leek ST13 5SB

Monday 3rd - Friday 14th Aug 2020
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Gnat Hole Farm, Hague Street, Glossop SK13 8NS

  Monday 17th - Friday 28th Aug 2020
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Suitable for adventurous 5-12 year olds
Max 30 kids per session
Advance booking is essential
Bring a picnic lunch and don’t forget your wellies!

Additional Information below


10% discount when booking 5 or more days!
£25 per day
1st sibling £20
2nd sibling £15

Inside Out workshops include:

den building
campfire snacks
forest games
using tools
bug hunting
tree identification
relaxing in hammocks
mindfulness in nature
environmental arts & crafts
a NEW 'chill out' bell tent & more

Additional Information

Our instructors are Forest School trained, have fully enhanced DBS checks, are outdoor first aid trained with an emphasis on child first aid, and are qualified in food safety and catering. All our activities are risk assessed.

Whatever the weather children will need suitable outdoor clothing and appropriate footwear. Waterproof jacket, boots or wellies, long trousers (waterproof trousers are recommended) and long-sleeved tops are required in all weathers due to brambles, nettles and biting insects. Insect repellent and sun cream may be required.

Children do not need to be accompanied at our holiday club. Parental consent form will be emailed to you to bring on the day but we will have spares to fill out if you forget.

Refreshments and snacks provided but please bring a packed lunch.

Covid 19 policy

Inside out will keep up to date with and follow government guidelines with respect to COVID 19.

If government guidelines change, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone sessions. We will give
as much notice as possible for any changes.

Our infection control policy has been updated and will be rigidly adhered to.

Sessions will run in “pods”. Each group of 5 children will be with one leader and all activities will
take place in pods. Separate drop off and pick up times will be provided for each pod.

This system will only change once government advice allows it to. We will notify all parents of any

You can access our COVID-19 Policy page here. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

How to find us: 

Leek: Pickwood (Ballington) Woods, off the Ladydale Estate, Leek ST13 5SB.  
Directions: Enter the Ladydale Estate onto Ashenhurst Way, drive to the very bottom where you'll see a public footpath just before the start of the new housing estate. It will be signposted. We will be waiting to greet you there.

For Holiday Camps ONLY drop off
Gnat Hole Farm, Hague Street , SK13 7PJ (You can access this Hague street pick up point from Whitfield or Derbyshire Level, map below).

Directions: There is NO parking permitted along Chunal Lane or within Gnat Hole Farm (as indicated by the red lines on the map below). Please meet us on Hague Street (before it turns into Kidd Road and then leads to Derbyshire Level). There is a little walled area with a memorial bench inside it. This is situated opposite ‘Lane Ends Farm’. We will place our banners here (so you can spot us easily) and members of our staff will be here to meet your children. We will then walk the children down a public footpath next to this spot, that leads to our ‘upper base camp’.
At pick up time we will all walk together from our base camp to meet parents at the end of the lane for 4pm.