Children’s Tree Planting

1.Experiencing

Children are given time to be in the woods, connecting to nature through games and simple practices.

2. Imagining

Children are supported to engage their imagination and creativity as they envision a positive future through art, story, song and crafts.

3.Planting

As they plant the trees to create their Children’s Forest, the children plant their wishes for a bright future for all life.

4.Tending

These trees and the biodiversity they support are tended by the children over the years to come, supported by their families and communities.

Land

We envision Childrens’ Forests growing throughout the UK and inspiring others throughout the world. Each forest will be mapped on our website so that children can see and be inspired by the growing impact of their planting.

Children’s Forest does not own or seek to own land. Instead we want to encourage land owners, schools, councils and anyone with access to available land to host a Children’s Forest, thereby becoming guardians of these forest sanctuaries for the future.

If you have land or know of accessible land, please get in touch and we will help you find a facilitator who works with children in your local area.

You can reach us at [email protected]

We will do our best to provide you with the information need; from tree and planting requirements to logistical considerations of hosting children’s groups on the land.

Children

Children are at the heart of this project.

If you are a parent and would like your children to be involved, please share the Children’s Forest vision with your child’s school and /or groups they belong to.

This project is also for schools, Forest School groups and independent educational groups who would like to create a Children’s Forest on their grounds, or to be helped with finding accessible land, trained facilitators and healthy native saplings.

Our UK partners, Forest School Association. provides a nationwide network of trained facilitators who can help to initiate and develop Children’s Forest projects.

Forest School Association

Please contact us for further information at:

[email protected]

Facilitators

Forest School facilitators are trained to work with children in practical, connective ways to develop and foster love for nature and care for self, others and the environment.

If you are looking for a Forest School facilitator in your area please visit the FSA website

If you are a Forest School facilitator and wish to create a Children’s Forest with your groups, please contact us for more information on our vision and process.  You can contact us at [email protected]

We encourage and support you to set up a Children’s Forest in your area.  By sharing your progress with us, we can learn together and inspire others to join this movement.

We are offering Children’s Forest Facilitator training courses for adults working with children in Nature, click here to find out more.