The Forest of Avon Trust provides Nationally recognised accredited Forest School level 1 and 3 training courses as well as Inset, development and taster days for schools and nurseries. Please click on any of the photo banners below to find out more.

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.

Download our information guide about inset and teacher training (pdf) or get in touch with us to find out more.  Email: or telephone: (0117) 963 3383

For all services we offer to schools, including tree-planting and design, see our Services for Schools brochure (pdf)

Forest School Level 3 and Level 1 training

We provide local training for individuals who want to run or support Forest School sessions e.g. in schools, nurseries or as freelancers.

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. We are currently reviewing our 2015 training provision. 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 works with Lawrence Weston Community Farm to provide Forest School training for outdoor leaders in Bristol.

Training manager Jon Attwood is approved by the Forest School Trainers Network.