Thank you to all our learners who have kept us updated in relation to their attendance. As per government guidance we are remaining open at present for those learners with an EHCP or social worker. Those who do not have one, we do not expect your return until the government has given us the approval to do so.
For those with an EHCP or social worker, yet have told us that they are remaining at home for the time being and self-isolating, we do not expect your return now until w/c 20th April (after the Easter Holidays) unless directed, by the Government, to start full operation again. After this period and if the current situation has not improved, we will contact you directly to see if you wish to continue self-isolation. If you do plan on returning then you must provide us with a one-week notice and clear expected return date. This will ensure that we have the appropriate staffing and resources available for your return. Please let us know either via telephone on 01636 892 836, email to or direct message via Facebook Messenger.
Fox Cub Club will no longer be running until further notice
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Education & Courses
The diverse education we offer at HHW allows us to engage young people of all ages and abilities. We provide reintegration programmes and bespoke placements for the Local Authority from Key Stage 1 through to the end of their secondary education in Year 11. For young people who are accessing a mainstream or specialist school, but would benefit from an alternative timetable, we offer an enrichment programme based around woodland maintenance and eco-construction skills. Our recent development within our education provision is that of EHCP/SEND placements; our small group sizes and ability to design bespoke courses enable us to create a positive, alternative education experience.
Set in a beautiful woodland, Hill Holt Wood’s study programme offers a unique opportunity to get out of the classroom and spend time in the natural environment. The aim of the study programme is to maximise the potential of young people aged 16-19 (or up to 24 with EHCP) through our vocational courses. We support our learners with their progression into employment or further learning with a dedicated careers advice programme
Hill Holt Wood offers a unique opportunity for young people who may need alternative curriculum provision to support their current education setting. We work with a growing number of local schools and authorities to provide school referral programmes for all Key Stages. Our provision includes enrichment activities for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 with bespoke accredited courses available for Key Stage 4
Our Natural Curiosity Club offers a range of opportunities for inquisitive young minds to explore all the exciting learning activities in our woodland. Sessions include pond dipping, animal tracking, habitat creation and shelter building as well as supporting our pollution watch and conservation work. For more information about upcoming sessions please fill out the enquiry form in the box below
Fox Cub Club
Available to 2-5 year olds, Hill Holt Wood offers an outdoor stay and play session in our nature-rich woodland. Activities include games, bug hunts, storytelling and hands on nature themed craft activities. These sessions are priced at £5 per child with sibling discounts available. A complimentary juice and snack (see link below) will be provided. Please book using the contact details below or by filling out our enquiry form as places are limited
School & Higher Education Visits
Working closely with schools and higher education providers, Hill Holt Wood hosts tailored visits to suit individual needs. From den building and fire lighting with Primary school groups, to workshops in woodland management and natural building for Universities, we can run a range of activities that will make your Hill Holt Wood experience fun and educational
We host natural building workshops for groups of individuals in Log Cabin Building, Straw Bale Building and Reciprocal Framing. Our certified qualifications are suited to those interested in the built environment with a strong sustainable agenda. We will teach you the basics to inspire your own projects in a theoretical and practical-based activity workshop, allowing you to get hands on applying learnt knowledge in a real life example