Clothing and Personal Equipment

Forest school will take place in all weather conditions except for extreme cases like very high wind (i.e. a Met Office warning for wind) or storms. Children (and adults!) must be well equipped to deal with the weather. This means:

In winter and colder weather:

  • Long sleeves and trousers
  • Wellies, walking boots or sturdy closed shoes
  • Warm socks
  • Hat and gloves
  • Warm and waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Warm jumper/fleece
  • Extra layers in very cold conditions

In summer and warmer weather:

  • Sun hat
  • Sun block
  • Long sleeves and trousers (thin material is fine if hot weather)
  • Closed shoes, walking boots or wellies
  • Waterproof coat in case of rain
  • Waterproof trousers and a warm jumper/fleece if forecast is for rain or colder weather