Castletown House Forest School-Spring 2020


Join us for the return of our hugely successful Castletown House Forest School on the grounds of Castletown House, Celbridge, Co.Kildare for 5 to 12 year olds, starting on Tuesday 4th February 2020.

To book a place click the link HERE.

We will be offering weekly sessions of time in nature, play, woodland crafts, den building, rope work, nature crafts, mud area, all to facilitate getting kids back to nature, in all weathers.It will run once a week, on Tuesday afternoons, from 3.30pm – 5.30pm, in the woods beside Castletown House.  

Dates: The Spring term will run for 8 weeks from Tuesday 4th February -Tuesday 31st March 2020.

Time: 3.30 to 5.30 pm (children can come from 3pm if it suits with schools finishing times, we will be there) 

Age: 5 to 12 year olds 

COST: The programme costs €160 for the 8 week programme, it can only be booked as a full programme, not as individual sessions.   

Breakdown of Dates: There will be no break for the for mid-term as most schools are only taking the Thursday and Friday off. There will be no session on Tuesday 17th March 2020 due to St. Patrick’s Day. The term will finish up the week before the Easter Break. 

List of dates: Tuesday 4th February, Tuesday 11th February, Tuesday 18th February (mid term week), Tuesday 25th February, Tuesday 3rd March, Tuesday 10th March, Tuesday 24th March, Tuesday 31st March 2020.

A bit about Forest School:

Forest School is based around allowing children spend quality, recurring time in nature, which allows for the holistic learning and development of the child. Forest School is child-led and designed to develop the children’s relationship to themselves, each other, learning and nature in a safe way. Each child will engage with this in their own way and our aim is to support that as forest school leaders.

A bit about the facilitators:

Ciara and Lucy have over 10 years experience working with children in the outdoors. We are highly experienced Forest School leaders, who have run Forest School throughout Ireland for over 5 years. We have our own Public Liability Insurance, we are garda vetted and we are Heritage in Schools Specialists.

Check out more on what we do here:

Lucy –

Ciara  –

With many thanks for the support from Castletown House, who have kindly allowed us to use their woodland. Check out more about Castletown House here:

We hope to see you in the woods!

Lucy and Ciara