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Tots & Twigs Forest School @Westonbirt Arboretum

Learning With Nature runs weekly Tots & Twigs Forest School sessions at Westonbirt Arboretum for pre-school children (2 - 5 years of age) and their parents/carers.

Each course runs during school term times and will focus on developing children's imagination, creativity and self-esteem whilst exploring the wonderful natural environment of the arboretum.

The Forest School helps encourage young children, and supports their parents/carers in helping them, to get back to nature with a wildlife focus, creating a sense of woodland wonder and developing their outdoor knowledge through nature-based learning sessions.

Every Monday/Thursday/Friday, there will be a walk, trail or treasure hunt to the location for that week, which will set the theme for the session.  Stories will help transport the children to magical woodland places where they may meet 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', create their own 'Stick Man' or find their very own 'Superworm'.  Westonbirt Arboretum provides the perfect place for children to start their own great natural adventure.


Dates for our Summer 2024 sessions.

Our Summer sessions start on:

Monday 22nd, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April 2024  

Summer 2024 sessions will start on 22nd,  25th and 26th April 2024.  The sessions will run for 10 weeks.

Morning sessions will run from 10.15am - 11.45am whilst the afternoon sessions will run between 12.30pm - 2pm.

The cost of the 10-week course is £75 (or £85 if you are not a Friend of Westonbirt Arboretum Member) plus the Eventbrite fee.

Booking is now open and is essential, due to a limited number of spaces.

For more information or to book a place, please go to our                             page or contact the Tots & Twigs team at


Visit Westonbirt Arboretum all year round from just £42 per year!

Support conservation by becoming Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum with an annual single membership from just £42 per year and receive some incredible benefits:

  • Visit Westonbirt Arboretum all year round with up to 4 of your own children or grandchildren

  • 10% off at the Westonbirt Shop

  • Discounted entry into 7 partner gardens

  • Bring a relative for free on Member Tuesdays in wintertime

  • Discounts with retail partners

  • Presale booking for events

  • Biannual magazine & monthly enews


Plus a fabulous Tots & Twigs discount on Forest School sessions!


Join today at

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