Welcome to The Hideaway Forest School, Bristol, UK  

from the screens and be physical climbing, digging, balancing, swingingexploring.

from the busy roads and streets, and play in a safe natural setting.

from the clutter and noisy plastic toys to create, play and build with mud, sticks, leaves, bugs and natural resources.

 from the schedule and chaos of life and enjoy a sense of calm, positive well being and connect with nature.  

About us


The Hideaway Forest school, is located in beautiful secret outdoor spaces that play host to our Forest School classes for children and their families. The Hideaway Forest School believes every family should have regular access to a natural environment where they can learn through play, take risks and connect to nature.

Find out more about us and our forest >

What's on...

Regular Pre-school Explorer Sessions

Children age 1 - 5 

Children and their carers stay and play in our popular pre-school Explorer sessions on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 10:00 - 11.30am in The Henleaze Hideaway.Friday 10:00 - 11:30am in The Kings Weston Hideaway

Early years settings & Primary schools


We support and facilitate forest school for a number of pre-school settings and primary schools either on our own sites or on your specified site.

Staff training & Site development support

We offer training and guidance to settings to develop their outside classrooms and educational practice. 

Extra clubs! Due to popular demand we now also offer summer holiday club for out of term time, and after school clubs, see details and book online here: 


Book a Hideaway Forest School party and explore nature, get muddy and have fun! Parties can be based around a theme or the children can make nature art.

"Best time ever!"

Thea, aged 3

"Thank you for a great time. The tree swing is such a hit with my boys and they have so much fun every time we visit"

Claire, Almondsbury

"We absolutely love coming to the hideaway- the perfect space for exploration, challenge and fun"

Melissa and Edie, Henleaze

"I was so scared of spiders and bugs and mud but now I love forest school sessions, gathering around the fire and cooking our snack that we share is such a special time. Thank you"

Seema, Bishopston

"The Hideaway is such a highlight of our week. For both of us! It is such a joy to be outside in such a peaceful, safe and engaging outside space. There is such a lovely selection of activities designed to really engage the children and it feels beautifully child led. Aside from all of this, the sessions are such good value given that it's a whole morning of play. Cannot recommend the sessions highly enough."

Ruth, Henleaze

T: 07761 043072

E: hideawayfs@gmail.com

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