Find a Bradford Forest School Practitioner

If you are looking for a Forest School Practitioner to deliver sessions in your setting, click the Practitioners below for more information and contact details.  The Practitioners included in this database have a huge range of skills and experience and are all:

  • Qualified level 3 forest school practitioners
  • Enhanced CRB / DBS checked
  • Qualified in First Aid
  • Insured for Public Liability
  • Available to work on a contractual basis (either as self employed individuals or small businesses or charities)

Contact a practitioner directly to discuss your ideas and check their qualifications, status and availability against your requirements.

Forest School Practitioners in the Bradford Area

Bear and Lapor Ltd

Phil Lowde
07973 339 007
Phil Lowde – Outdoor Creative Practitioner Working with children and young people across all age groups, on: • Team Building • Problem Solving • Communication, speaking & listening • Application of skills • Focus on specific subjects; Maths, Literacy, Science, etc. School Grounds Design Staff training & development courses: • Outdoor Learning & Play • Outdoor Maths • Den Building • Outdoor Literacy • Team Building Delivering Forest School sessions

BrightAire Outside

Clive Nutton
07917 104823
BrightAire Outside is the work of Clive Nutton. He has over 20 years’ experience as a teacher, mountain skills and Forest School practitioner. Clive enjoys participant-led activity, P4C, restorative practice and playful, adventurous projects with all ages – running Forest School programmes, outdoor learning and celebration events developing spaces for outdoor learning running curriculum-linked outdoor activities using outdoor activity for nurture and personal development supporting outdoor learning in existing settings mountain skills and expeditions Clive is based in the Leeds-Bradford area but also works further afield. He is a member of the Forest School and Mountain Training Associations.

Charlie Gray

Charlie Gray
07403 394142
For the past 15 years Charlie has been studying and sharing her passion for the great outdoors to re-connect people to nature.  She has conducted research in migrant communities in Bradford and co-founded a number of social enterprises here, linking people back to food systems and the environment they are part of. She offers food growing, foraging and outdoor cooking as part of her work with children and their families, asylum seekers and refugees and local communities. She also offers courses to those seeking specialist knowledge, such as Plant ID, forest gardening and permaculture.  She is co-founder, Director and Community and Training Coordinator at Horton Community Farm Co-operative.  It is a LAND Permaculture Centre (part of the national Permaculture Learning Network & Demonstration centres).  She is a fully qualified Level 3 Forest School Practitioner and offers Forest Schools, Horticultural Therapy and Outdoor Learning.  She also works freelance for Grow Bradford and Get Out More and teaches at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.  She has designed a number of garden and outdoor spaces for nursery and primary age children as well as community settings and run clubs which include forest school, outdoor learning and play and food growing activities.


James Stannett
07966 364552
Happy to work with young people (4-18), families, and community and school settings. (based in the Shipley area)

Forgotten Forest

Sarah Parker
Sarah Parker- Owner of Forgotten Forest, A Forest School Leader, an Outdoor Play Provision Leader, A Primary School teacher. I work with children of a variety of ages as well as adults doing Forest School programmes, Family Forest School, Outdoor events, birthday parties, Outdoor Play Provisions, school visits and excursions, Adult training and events. I have 14 years experience working as a teacher, a Bsc in Psychology, experience as a childminder and a love for being outside in nature. I enjoy getting people outside and enjoying nature whilst learning. I have my own little woodlands attached to my garden where I run small forest school and outdoor learning sessions as well as working in local woodlands and schools. I am a passionate, enthusiastic and friendly person who can get along well with others. Get in touch for more details, to come to one of the sessions or to arrange a forest school or outdoor learning programme or session. You can find me on Facebook under Forgotten Forest

Get Out More CIC

Annie Berrington
07974 935105
Get Out More CIC is one of the most established forest school enterprises in Yorkshire, with an excellent track record and a dedicated staff team. We are a social enterprise on a mission to help people engage with nature to feel better in mind and body. We run outdoor programmes, including forest schools, outdoor play and community engagement programmes, for people of all ages across West and North Yorkshire. We use local woodlands, parks and natural spaces to bring people together, be active and feel good, working towards our vision: communities and nature growing healthier together. Get Out More runs outdoor programmes for groups, schools, communities and businesses, addressing the need to improve physical health and mental wellbeing through engaging with nature. Programmes include; Forest schools, Community Engagement, Outdoor Learning, Creative and Corporate. See our website for further details

GoWild Outdoors

Chris Calveley
07855 357866
Chris Calveley has 15 year’s experience working in secondary education. He has a wide range of experience (award winner) working in the outdoors with children of all ages and community groups, as a Teacher, Archaeologist, Duke of Edinburgh Leader & Assessor and Forest School Practitioner. GoWild Outdoors aims to reach out to people, to encourage them to be more active and experience the outdoors. They offer educational and recreational experience to both children and adults, giving them the opportunity to succeed, develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in the outdoors. Talk to us about:  Forest Adventure Parties – School Sessions in all subject areas including curriculum specific programmes, other school projects i.e. Gardening - School Holiday Clubs - Team Building & Problem Solving – Learning, Play, Exploration, Nature & Conservation – Corporate Events – Available for Events & Shows - Duke of Edinburgh Assessor & Expedition Skills and member of the Forest School & Mountain Training Associations. Based in the Leeds-Bradford-North Yorkshire areas, but is mobile to other areas.

Into The Woods

Helen Rook
Forest Schooling since 2008 and with over twenty years’ experience working in education, from Primary through to Masters level, we offer a wide range of programmes designed to get people of all ages, abilities and social circumstances into the woods. Talk to us about… • Forest Schools • Social forestry • Outdoor curriculum • Disability forest schools • Forest schools for young adults • Forest schools for the sensory impaired • Teacher training • Health and social care professionals training • Creative projects • Nature therapy We are strongly driven by a desire to create wellbeing, intrinsic motivation and high levels of self-esteem, through nature based and creative activities.

Mark Parry

Mark Parry
Mark offers high quality experiences and bespoke training in a variety of nature based learning events, in some wonderful woodland in West and South Yorkshire. My guidance and tuition caters for adults, families, and children of all ages and abilities in an outdoor setting. Personal development, increased self-esteem, and increased confidence are the underlying themes Mark strives for, using the re-connection and enjoyment of the outdoors

Out in the Aire

Victoria Sutcliffe
Working with children, young people and families across all age groups. 8 years’ experience of environmental projects and outdoor learning in a variety of settings. Current projects include Keighley Big Local pop up sessions, creative community workshops and regular classes for young people. Delivering Forest School sessions

Ruth McBain

Ruth McBain
07970 956177
Ruth is enthusiastic, hard working, fun-loving, well organised and a natural communicator. She has a passion for the outdoors, the natural environment, sustainability and one-world living and is keen to share and develop this enthusiasm in others. Ruth has developed her life-long interest in the outdoors to become a Forest School Leader and Outdoor Learning Practitioner. She has a passion for children learning in a natural environment and outside the classroom. In addition to her training and experience as a Forest School Leader and Outdoor Learning Practitioner, Ruth has over 10 years experience in engineering consultancy where she worked as a geologist and project manager. She brings this breadth of skills to offer a range of activities including: running Forest School programmes developing spaces for outdoor learning including gardening, mud kitchens and for Forest School running gardening clubs, willow tunnels, tree- and bulb-planting days etc. delivering outdoor learning activities e.g. one-off celebration days, curriculum-linked or themed activities introducing Forest Schools into settings and supporting their sustainable development.

Well Wood

Michaela Worthington
07813 584665
Hi, my name is Michaela Worthington. I established Well Wood in 2015. I have over 15 years’ experience working in primary education supporting all areas of the curriculum and 7 years delivering Forest School sessions, to children from 4 to 13, in a range of woodlands across West and North Yorkshire. I currently manage the Forest School programme at an outstanding primary school in Bradford. I have been an active member of the Bradford Forest School Network since 2011 and am currently the Membership Officer and Secretary for the Network. I am also a member of the Forest School Association. I believe in embracing the wonder of the outdoors whatever the weather. Well Wood you like to join me? Contact me to chat about any of the following: School based Forest School sessions Woodland holiday play sessions Curriculum linked outdoor learning Student placement mentoring Staff taster sessions Team building days Advice on starting Forest School in your setting After-school Forest School clubs Gardening Clubs

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