Free Forest School groups host events where children and their parents or caregivers meet to explore and play together in nature.

You’ll share a snack, take a hike, play in the woods, and have circle time. Adults get a chance to unplug and step back… Kids and their imaginations take the lead!


1. First, sign the Waiver.

Before attending Free Forest School, please sign the waiver.

2. Next, join your local group.

Locate a Free Forest School group here.

 3. Before you go, read the FAQ.

The Free Forest School FAQ tells you what to expect in the forest.

 4. Then head out to play!

Free Forest School events are free and open to anyone in the community who has or cares for kids.

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Free Forest School is a grassroots efforts run by volunteers. We welcome donations of time, skills, and funds.