Kids Club in the Woods is our holiday club based on the Forest School Ethos. Our clubs take place in local woodlands in dedicated camps with defined boundaries. Sessions take place all year round in all weathers: rain, shine or snow (however sessions may be cancelled in high winds) and are delivered by experienced qualified leaders who have full DBS checks and first aid.
Kids Club in the Woods gives children the opportunity for free play in a safe, stimulating environment, using natural resources to stimulate their imagination. Our leaders provide activities to focus the group but free play also forms part of the holiday club as we follow the Forest School ethos of sessions being participant led.
Our Northop site is CSSIW registered. We are inspected and monitored by ‘Care Inpectorate Wales’ – Our latest inspection report was excellent. To view visit https://careinspectorate.wales/plas-derw-trust-ltd Childcare vouchers are only accepted for attendance at this site.
What to expect from a Kids Club in the Woods session:
Please note: Booking online is the preferred option. Due to the nature of our business, we are not always in the office. Telephone and online bookings are both taken using the WorldPay service which has the same level of security.
To book use the ‘Book Now’ tab on the menu
28th 29th 30th May
Easter Week One – 16th 17th 18th April – FULLY BOOKED
Easter Week Two – 23rd 24th 25th April – SPACES LEFT
Summer Dates Coming Up Soon!
We are developing a new site in Chester! Please keep an eye on our website and facebook page for more information.
Three-day option only available during the summer
CHILDCARE VOUCHERS ACCEPTED AT NORTHOP
Did you know that is is now a legal requirement for anyone looking after children under the age of 12 for more than 2.5 hours offering more than 6 sessions a year to be registered with the CIW.
You can rest assured that Plas Derw’s Kids Club in the woods is fully compliant with this legislation as we have been registered since 2016. Read our previous inspection report here
My son’s favourite holiday club EVER!!!!!! Being outside enjoying freedom of play – doing things kids should be doing not on computers / in front of TV all day. I can’t praise them enough. Working full time I inevitably have used many different services / holiday clubs in the area – my son (age 11) and I both agree nothing compares to Plas Derw.
Mrs S customer since 2013
Although the initial reasons I chose Plas Derw were was for childcare, it has become far broader than that. Forest club has become the highlight of my son’s year, beating any holiday or time in school. Really. He absolutely loves it. Childcare is something you endure. Plas Derw is a childhood memory that my son will treasure for life. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to give him that.
Ms P mother of C who has attended a record 80 sessions since 2011