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We are completely immersed in nature here on our peninsula in Studland on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, watching our heath, shoreline and woodland change throughout the seasons is a constant source of inspiration for us. We have designed our foraging and wild food adventures to get you close to nature and to let us guide you through what makes this area of Dorset so special and unique.
Fore / Adventure
The Hutquarters, Middle Beach, Studland
01929 761515 | 07933 507165
[email protected]

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01929 761515 | 07933 507165

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Beach School Activities in Dorset

Beach School

Beach School, Studland Details

25pp

4 Hours

Small groups of up to 10

6+

Available year round

Location: Middle Beach, Studland

School sessions 2 Hour Beach School Year R and up £200 for groups of up to 30

We require a min of 3 x supporting staff to be helpers from your setting

Beach School Reviews

My 8 year old daughter attended the Outdoor Adventure Day yesterday and had a great time, she particularly enjoyed the paddle boarding and kayaking. Thanks to the team at Fore Adventure for making it such a fun day and creating these amazing opportunities for the children to experience right on our doorstep! My daughter has already requested to attend again. Thank you!

N Andrews

We can promise that you won’t be fighting to get your little people out the door for the adventures we get up to.

As learning outside the classroom becomes ever more important and we become more familiar with the idea of forest schools and engaging children with the outdoors, twe applied the same outdoor ethos here at our unique location in studland bay. Our founders are trained to Level 3 beach school standard accredited by forestschools.com one of the leading forest and beach school training providers in the UK and have trained their team to deliver beach school sessions here on the Dorset coast. You will be amazed at how this ever changing environment provides many opportunities for learning and fun!

The idea of Beach schools is to give children the opportunity to learn through different experiences, challenges and activities to develop their emotional sense of worth, empathy and confidence. The children’s participation enables them to gain independence, physical skills and to manage risks and make choices within a safe environment.

The ethos and benefits of our beach school is to connect with nature through positive outdoor play and stimulating environments to allow children to learn and develop their relationship with nature and their peers. Our sessions are designed to help children understand and encourage a sense of responsibility for the natural environment and provide ways to develop their life skills whilst having fun and being inspired!

The sessions we run are varied in content to explore the diverse location we have, from rock pooling to shelter building, beach art to scavenger hunts, foraging and wild cooking to name but a few, we create sessions designed to be fluid in nature so that we can tailor the activities to suit the individual needs and learning styles of the group and the conditions on the day.

Our location on middle beach at Studland provides a variety of diverse environments for our beach school activities, we are located in an ideal location for rock pool rambling, seaweed scavenging and foreshore foraging these sessions are designed to teach children the importance of conservation and preserving our environment. The sand dunes and woodland behind the beach provides many opportunities for roaming, play and exploration, here we run treasure trails, simple map making and map reading exercises where our beach school activities turn Enid Blyton’s famous five stories into a reality.

The beach also creates diverse opportunities for shelter building. We often use the materials we find on the beach to construct shelters. This encourages creative thinking, problem solving and teamwork. We use tarps and para cord to explore rigging up many different ways to protect us from the elements. For our younger clients we often run similar sessions but in miniature for example building shelters for our favourite teddy bears or making stick men and building rafts for them to race.

All this hard work makes children hungry, luckily we have a unique private location that enables us to cook up a wild feast. Getting the children involved in sharing and cooking food in the outdoors is a superb vehicle for learning and the food always tastes so much better that way! Examples of the culinary delights we may prepare can include trail breads with seaweed, packed with vital sources of vitamins and minerals, both delicious and nutritious! Preparing and lighting our wood fired bbq is a team effort from collecting the kindling and firewood, to using fire steels to light it, a real challenge, watch out mini Ray Mears.

If you want to book a beach school session as a school or youth group then take a look at our schools page for more info or email [email protected] 

If you are parent and want your child to experience what we do then you can book on one of our children’s adventure days where we include some beach school activities along with our other adventures – click here to find out more 

If you are a family looking for some fun let us show you and your small humans around our patch of wild on and off the water. Click here to see what adventures we have in store for the whole family!

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