Welcome to Forest Skills; your complete resource for the outdoors
We specialise in teaching traditional & modern outdoor skills in a fun & safe environment, as well as supplying excellent products for the outdoor enthusiast.
We operate throughout the year, so whether you’re looking for a bushcraft course, to attend a forest school session, or to make a private booking, we’re ready to
play “work” in the woods with you.
Join us in the woods for one of our courses. With courses suitable for the complete novice, families & for the more experienced, we will have a course for you.
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Schools, Home Ed groups, SEN organisations – Come and join us in the woods, have fun & learn in natures classroom. We offer forest school sessions as well as curriculum enhancement days, terms & school years.
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Corporate events, 1-2-1 Bushcraft tuition, birthdays, stag/hen parties, Guides/Scouts/Cadets – whatever you’re looking for, we can design and run a course for you.
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As we say at Forest Skills;
Let the adventure begin!
Peer Testimonial.“I have worked with Chris and during that time I found him to be an honest and sincere person. He is a person of integrity and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any organisation thinking of utilising Chris’s wide skill base.” Geoffrey McMullan BEM, MSc, MBACP Pathfinder-UK
Offley Primary School – Oct 2014.“We paid for Forest Skills to come to our school instead of going out on a trip. Our topic was ‘Survival’ and we were focussing on the book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo. Right from the start, Chris couldn’t do enough for us. He went away and read the book and used this to tailor our Forest Skills experience to exactly what we needed. As a teacher, I learnt a lot and although I was initially a little nervous about making fire with the children, Chris talked to the children and set up the activities in such a way that they were able to do the majority of activities independently. The children absolutely loved their day and it was lovely to see them rushing out of the school gates with excitement at the end of the day desperate to tell their parents all about it. I would definitely like to work with Forest Skills again in the future and I would highly recommend it for any school.” Mrs C. Literacy Co-ordinator Offley Primary School, Cheshire.
Peer Testimonial.“Chris is very knowledgeable and very approachable, with a calm manner. He has a great rapport with children, and huge patience and understanding.” Alex Douglas-Kane (Founder) Schola Foris and Wacky Woods
Birthday Party.“Forest Skills Ltd provided a superb 9th birthday party for my son Dylan and 5 of his friends. Chris made learning bushcraft skills both interesting and fun for the whole group (including the adults). I would recommend Chris and his team to everyone.” – Neil
Birthday Party.“Forest Skills Ltd provided a magical bushcraft 9th birthday party for my son and his friends. Chris made bushcraft achievable and fun for the lads, who didn’t want to leave despite the cold wet December night. I would wholeheartedly recommend Chris and his team.” – Marcus
Just thought I’d let you know how much the Brownies enjoyed the session, it was their favourite thing on Friday. They have diaries where they record what they did, crafts they made, their favourite food and their favourite ‘bit’ each day. They absolutely loved it as it was something different from the usual activities we do on Pack Holiday, and, as one of our Brownies says ‘It’s memories’! Here are a few comments; I’ve kept the original spellings:
Cheers and thanks again, Kay 9th All Saints Brownies, St Helens
- ‘Today we made a fire, we made are own sparkler, we did it also in the old fashioned way.’
- ‘Today we made a fiyer and set fier to babby sheep and made sparks.’
- ‘Woke up and we got redey. We went to make a fier and it didn’t work for us. Well it was the second best day of my life.'(!)
- ‘We roasted marshmallows when a man teached us how to light a fire when it was pouring down with rain!’
Private Booking.“Thank you so much for today! I was in the office listening to the children going home and telling their parents what a great day they have had. :)” – Steve Barton (Manager) WASP @ Woodley Primary School.
Birthday Party.“This was the best party I’ve ever had.” Dylan (aged 9).
Back Garden Bushcraft Camp.“Chris has set up a fantastic bushcraft area for our children in the garden. They have had great fun making fires, relaxing in the hammocks and cutting wood using their new saw horse. We would thoroughly recommend him to anyone looking for advice on any bushcrafting matters.” – Gill and John Paulson
Birthday Party.“That was the best birthday party that I’ve ever been to.” Daisy (aged 8).