All Courses



We run a variety of nature based courses designed to support reconnection with the land, inspiring a deeper connection to nature, self and others.

These courses are for those wishing to further their own knowledge and skills in these areas as well as for those who already facilitate groups in nature. All of our courses are taught by passionate nature mentors with a wealth of experience and a love of creating connective, inclusive and inspiring experiences.

We offer three types of courses:


Our short courses are open to anyone looking to deepen their connection to nature and learn reciprocal ways of working in harmony with the earth as our ancestors once did. They provide valuable CDP skills and knowledge to share with your own children or the groups you work with.


Aimed at those already working with children outdoors who wish to join our growing team of facilitators. From an introduction to Children’s Forest, to a deep immersion in the Four Step Journey, our courses offer an experiential connection to our approach alongside the skills and resources needed to equip you on your journey.


At the heart of this project is a vision for communities to gather and tend the new forests and to reconnect with ancestral skills.
These Community days will combine facilitated time learning skills with community tree tending and habitat creation. They will take place at some of our local Children’s Forests in East Sussex.

Upcoming Courses

October 30 - December 4 2023, 4-5.30pm

Forest From Seed 'Greet the Trees' Autumn term offering (for community)

Adults £48, children free (for 6 week block) or £8.50 drop-in per family

During this 6-week block we will meet a new native tree each week, close to the tree nursery. We will learn the song of the tree together and gather in gratitude for the fruits and seeds. We will process the tree seeds to prepare them for germination after their winter sleep and enjoy together a story and tea around the fire.

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December 17th 2023, 10-2pm

Winter Community Celebration

Adults £50, children free (see booking link in details below)

Come & celebrate the trees together with us this Winter Solstice at Spring Rise. Fun & crafts for all the family. There will be singing & storytelling around a hearty fire, and tree based crafts galore. Make Christmas tree decorations, wreaths, healing tree salves for gifts and more. Learn how to plant holly seeds which will one day be planted out in the Children's Forests. You will also receive a gorgeous Hawthorn book and Winter Solstice print by Lucinda Warner on the day.

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May 23-26th 2024

Three day Facilitator Training Course

Standard rate: £475, supporters rate: £550 (contact us for supported rate)

The Children’s Forest Facilitator course is an immersive 3-day camp that aims to provide participants with a deep nature immersion experience in a beautiful Sussex woodland while experiencing the four step journey of the Children’s Forest. Our aim is to create a heart centred learning experience that will inspire you to create your own tree planting projects through nature connection practice, practical knowledge and indigenous wisdom.

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