We are the Bristol based charity which delivers nationally recognised accredited Forest School level 1 (Introductory) and Level 3 (Outdoor Leadership) training. Complementing these, we deliver accredited outdoor first aid and outdoor food hygiene training and also run bespoke Inset Days.

We pride ourselves on our 6+ years experience of delivering & supporting Forest School training and the 363 practitioners we have trained so far.

Inset and staff development days

We provide one-off tailored training for schools and nurseries, including Inset Days to help develop learning in the natural environment (LINE) for your whole setting.

Get in touch with us to find out more.  Email: or telephone Phoebe Fenton on: (0117) 963 3383


Forest School Level 3 and Level 1 training

Whether you want an introduction to Forest Schools (Level 1), or want to become a Forest School Leader (Level 3) we have the course for you. We have been running accredited Forest School training since 2010 and as a charity, pride ourselves on the training and support we have provided many teachers, support workers and others.

Check our Frequently Asked Questions about training for further information and find out about our training staff and session leaders here.

Book online now to reserve a space on a course and we will send you a full booking form. Email: for latest details.

Forest School Case Studies

The Forest of Avon Trust has worked with a wide range of groups using the Forest School approach and we have produced case studies of our work with early years & primary groups and adults with learning disabilities. These Forest School Case Studies are available to download here.

Learning Resources

A number of practical resources are available for use with your groups and can be downloaded and used for free.

Ongoing support

The Forest of Avon Trust provides ongoing support for its trainees, including advice on setting up a Forest School in your nursery/school or as a freelancer.

Short of activity ideas? Download our free woodland activity resources.


The Forest of Avon Trust provides accredited Forest School Introduction to Forest Schools (Level 1) training in Bristol.

We work with Go Wild Education to run accredited Forest School Leaders (Level 3) training at various locations including St. Werburgh’s City Farm in Bristol, Tortworth Arboretum in South Gloucestershire and Tintern in the Forest of Dean.