Kids Club in the Woods for ages 6-13

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 forms the majority of the of the holiday club as we follow the Forest School ethos of sessions being participant led.

Our Northop site is CIW registered. We are inspected and monitored by ‘Care Inspectorate Wales’ – Our latest inspection is available to view further down the page .

What to expect from a Kids Club in the Woods session:

  • Sessions run by 2 fully qualified Forest School leaders who are DBS checked and first aid qualified.
  • Nature based crafts and activities
  • Themed and guided activities / games
  • Team building
  • Campfire cooking
  • Den building
  • Tool use
  • Drinks and snacks available throughout the day
  • Outdoor nature-based educational activities.
  • Fun, Fun and more Fun!

Find a Forest Schools Holiday Club near you

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



(availability as at 10/06/19)

Week 1 23rd 25th 25th July  ( Full )

Week 2 30th 31st 1st July/ August (Full )

Week 3 6th 7th 8th August  (8 places)

Week 4 13th 14th 15th August (5  places)

Week 5 20th 21st 22nd August  (2 places)

Three-day option only available during the summer


Chester Site

We are developing a new site in Chester! Please keep an eye on our website and facebook page for more information.


Typical Day at Kids Club in the Woods™

  • Ice breaker/ team building games
  • Challenge games
  • Camp fire cooking
  • Tool use
  • Hot drinks around the camp fire


  • A chance to make friends
  • Plenty of free time
  • Build dens and make things
  • Learn about wildlife
  • Building a campfire

Quality Care

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

Children with Additional needs

Our holiday club is fully inclusive and we can cater for children with additional needs after consultation with you the parents.

If your child’s developmental age is younger than their chronological age then they may still be able to attend despite our age range guidelines of 6-13ys

Children on the autistic spectrum maybe able to attend unaccompanied so long as their behaviour does not pose a danger to themselves or others.

All children with additional needs can attend with a carer/ support works and in some cases a responsible older sibling (14+)

Please call Anjela on 01352 840 955 to discuss your child’s needs and strategies for their attendance.

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