Holiday Play Schemes

New Hackney Forest School booking email -
Bookings and enquiries only to be made via this email ONLY 
Please read the booking procedure below.
Bookings can not be requested in advance. Please refer to our booking opening dates on our term date sheet attached below. 
We offer Forest School Holiday Play Schemes for children aged 5-11 year old during half terms, Easter and Summer School term holidays. Check dates below.
This is a great opportunity for your children to connect and engage with nature through a variety of outdoor learning experiences including tree climbing, den building, mini-beast hunting, wood-crafts with tools, fire-making, cooking and many more.
Get your children to experience and embrace the outdoors and natural world.
We aim to attend a trip once a week, every Friday through-out the play schemes; Tottenham marshes, Hampstead Heath, Highgate woods, Queens Wood, museums and coastal school on the beach! 
Trips will be advertised on the activity timetable plan if a trip has been organised. 

Research shows that working together outdoors in a natural environment is beneficial to a sense of well-being, promotes self-confidence and self-esteem, and encourages the promotion of good communication and social skills.
General Information for Parents/Carers 
Age range
  • 5 - 11 years old
Due to staffing, one to one support is not available 
Full day: 9 am - 4:30 pm 
Full day week £180 
Full day daily rate £45
***20 % discount with second siblings only (this does not apply to third sibling)
Trip Information
Please note that a full daily rate will be applied on the day of the trip additional to any trip cost.
Not all trips will have a cost. 
Children are not allowed to attend trips for that day only unless they have attended HFS before. 
Coastal School Sessions will occur throughout the year during the Play Scheme.
Our main Coastal site will be Minis Bay (Birchington-On-Sea). 
Booking Information 
Booking will open 4 weeks prior to the play scheme and closes a day before
(look out for opening/closing dates on moving banner on home page) 
Minimum amount of days to book is 2 days - this is if your child has never been to a Hackney Forest School session before. 
Booking process 
  1. email ONLY -
  2. HFS booking team will reply back (if you are new they will get you to fill in a quick questionnaire)
  3. dates are reserved 
  4. registration pack sent (once completed for new families, invoice sent over)
  5. Continuous families will be sent a invoice  
  6. Invoice signed and emailed back to HFS booking team, payment may proceed 
Payment Options
  • Card (this has to be done at Clapton Park CC reception desk) 
  • vouchers (only if you book 2 weeks in advance of the Play scheme) 
  • Bank Transaction is now available. Please request this options when booking
Payments must be done within 5 days of registering to secure your child's space. 
Please ensure that you have read the Forest School Handbook and understand the Forest School garment guidelines (see below).
Thank You