You can even cook your own sausages and s’mores!

Forestry Parties

The Forest School Party is a 2 hour party within the Forest School site at the Arboretum. You will get exclusive use of the site and your party will be hosted by our own qualified Forest School Teacher Deb.

You can even bring your own cake to the party!

The Whole 2 hours are spent at the Forest School site doing a combination of the following:

  • Mud Kitchen
  • Campfires
  • Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Bug Hunts
  • Identifying Trees
  • Forestry
  • Fire Lighting
  • Songs and Story Telling
  • Clay Art
  • Tool and Wood Work skills

You will also cook your own party food! Roasting sausages to put in the hot dog buns and melting marshmallows for your pudding of Smores!

*Prices are correct as of 28.06.2017. Any additional adults are charged at our standard admission rate of £5.50 each. Minimum number of children is 10 for a forestry party.


Download a printable forestry party invite With Background / Without Background

Party bags now included in our party options!

Children's Party Bags

Party bags are now included with all of our party options. 

Please feel free to bring along a birthday cake which our team will be more than happy to cut up for you to include in the party bags.

Contact us for more information


The Important Bits...

All sessions are led by a qualified forestry school teacher.


Please book in advance on 01299 861368.


Please arrive at the Tea Room 15 minutes before your session with an adult to complete paperwork. The children will then be taken to the forestry adventure site. Adults must stay with children Under 5 during all Forestry sessions. Adults are welcome to leave Over 5s in the care of our Qualified Forestry School teacher if they wish.


Please wear suitable clothing and footwear - long sleeves, trousers and closed toe shoes. 


Adults who wish to continue into the Arboretum and Gardens while their child is at Forestry Club, before the session or afterwards may be asked to pay admission fee. There is no admission fee into the Tea Room if you wish to wait for your child there. Forestry Club is not included in the Kid's Go Free Summer offer.


About our Forest School Staff

Our Forest School teacher Deborah Bell is a qualified secondary school Physical Education Teacher and is a Qualified OCN level 3 Forest School Leader. She has worked in the leisure industry and teaching profession for over 30 years and has a degree in Sport Studies, Diploma in Sports Psychology and PGCE in Physical Education.

Deborah holds an enhanced CRB certificate and a first aid certificate in paediatric in the outdoors.


"Forest Birthday party"

"My daughter had an amazing party here with Deb and Dan from the forest school. All the kids had great fun and the forest school staff were great. A stunning place for a party. Highly recommended."


Richard C Visted May 2016


"Forest School Party"

"We have just had our son's fourth birthday party at Arley Arboretum and it was absolutely brilliant! We had 13 children for the party and they all had a lovely time. We chose to have the party in the forest school which is situated away from the main arboretum in a private area with a fire pit, a mud kitchen, a rope ladder and rope swing... Deb, the forest school leader, was brilliant with the kids... Thank you so much to everyone at Arley Arboretum for making Sam's party so fun! I would recommend this to everyone."

Clare B Visited June 2016