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Greenways Forest School in Hackney Wick for Kids Aged 2-8 Years

From mud kitchens to minibeast hunts, now children as young as 2 can muck in at this forest school in Hackney Wick.

Did you know that allowing children to explore nature and get their hands dirty is great for their development? Your little one’s early years are formative, they are all little scientists, testing their environment (and sometimes their parents) in order to understand how it all works.

Unfortunately, the settings they find themselves in often set limits on their experiences.

Numerous studies show that exposure to the endless possibilities only nature can provide helps young children encounter new opportunities for decision making that stimulate problem solving and creativity. That’s why it’s great this forest school in Hackney Wick is now welcoming younger children.

EEK! Members can enjoy a free trial to see if Greenways Forest School in Hackney Wick is right for your child.

Children learn bushcraft skills at Greenways  Forest School in Hackney Wick
Forest School sessions for 2-4 year olds

New Saturday Forest School for 2-4 year olds

Your little ones will love mucking about with activities like bug hunts, mud kitchens and forest games at Greenways Forest School in Hackney Wick.

In the naturally sensory environment of Wick Woods, children learn more about the world around them and about themselves, helping their brains develop holistically.

The team at Greenways are passionate about helping young children see all the invitations to play that the natural world provides.

Each week your kids will explore their senses and their surrounding environment while they build up gross and fine motor skills. Growing more confident and independent as they go.

10:15 am – 11:45 am at Wick Woodland.

A young boy and girl delight over the fizzy science experiment at Forest School in Hackney Wick
Science experiments in Wick Woods

Sessions for ages 4+

Older children love this forest school in Hackney Wick where they engage in carefully tailored activities like science experiments, bushcraft, and games.

Developing a respect for nature and learning to care for the creatures they share their space with by building bug hotels, bird feeders, and nests.

Greenways’ highly experienced and DBS checked team will follow the children on their individual learning journeys, helping them to build upon the skills they learn each week. Each child will be given realistic but challenging tasks and activities helping them to gain self-awareness and self-belief.

The team aim to have all children attending on their own, without parents, as soon as possible.

A young girl learns bushcraft skills at Greenways Forest School in Hackney Wick
Learning bushcraft skills

They might be able to teach you a thing or two…

Children learn about the trees that live in the forest by making woodland crowns, leaf art, and nature trails. They learn self-reliance and handy skills like how to put up a shelter. The team will guide the children as they learn how to: source the equipment, tie the required knots, keep the shelter tight, safely use tools to make pegs from sticks, and to work as a team.

Creativity gone wild!

Along with bushcraft skills children will also have fun creating masterpieces by making paintbrushes using the woodland materials around them, making mud faces, and leaf printing.

Greenways Forest School is brilliant! My son, who is 4, comes out of each session buzzing with excitement: happy and muddy, having gained new outdoor skills. I sent my 7-year-old nephew when he was staying with us and he thoroughly enjoyed it too. I will also be sending my daughter – just as soon as she is old enough! Rich – who runs the forest school – is super friendly, extremely professional and clearly a natural with kids. Very highly recommended!


Greenways Forest School in Hackney Wick was established in response to observations of years working with children across London. Witnessing a distinct and worrying alienation from the natural world, their team made it their mission to get children back into nature and enjoy all it has to offer. Why not take advantage of your EEK! membership and book at free taster session? Simply email or call to arrange with their team on the below numbers.

Further Information

Sign up on the website to get a unique discount code for £10 off your first session.

Taster Sessions £12 (free for EEK members)

Individual sessions are £22


Call or WhatsApp: 07565249875

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