Derbyshire outdoor playgroup to run free woodland summer sessions for families

An outdoor playgroup in Derbyshire is providing parents with free woodland summer sessions for their children.

Tuesday, 17th August 2021, 8:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th August 2021, 12:47 pm

Lisa Washington founded Wild Bears Forest School in Kirk Hallam in July 2020 to provide outdoor play sessions to benefit the community, particularly families which are struggling.

The group which is currently run by eight volunteers, who aim to make forest school activities accessible to all, has been working alongside Erewash Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council and local organisations such as Kirk Hallam Community Centre to secure funding to help those in need with childcare.

Following investment from Erewash Borough Council and the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme, funded by the Department for Education to help eliglble families access holiday activities, Wild Bears Forest School is offering free Woodland Summer Sessions for the community.

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Wild Bears Outdoor Playgroup is based in Kirk Hallam.

The outdoor playgroup said the workshops have been ‘hugely successful’ with a limited number of available spaces left.

For more information, visit the Wild Bears Forest School’s website or their Facebook and Instagram pages.

The not-for-profit group which is run by eight volunteers provides outdoor play sessions to in the community.

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The organisation is in the process of trying to secure funding to help struggling families.
Wild Bears Outdoor Playgroup have providing free summer sessions to families this year.