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I have an idea!

That’s how it started. An idea that would not go away. I asked, “Why haven’t we got a special celebration day for Forest School?”

Katey Hügi, Forest School Day Founder and Director.

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Our Story

The idea was simple. Organise a framework where individuals, including parents, woodland owners, pupils, headteachers, leaders the general public could connect, share and celebrate their love of Forest School. 

The Forest School Day project was born!

In 2018, UK Forest School was 25 years old. To mark the occasion our inclusive, annual Forest School Day was created by and for the Forest School community. It was a great success. In the same year Forest School Day, the social enterprise was formed to coordinate future celebration days. 

Forest School Day continued to grow and in 2022 we received registrations sharing that 10.1k people were celebrating Forest School, together in the UK and across the world! 

A celebration - the Forest School values way!

It is very much part of the Forest School Day values that our celebrations are inclusive and provides an opportunity for you to connect with nature.  We encourage our community to celebrate our love of Forest School in a Forest School values way!

Now in our 6th year,  we are seeing Forest School day celebrations being held all over the UK and now internationally! Celebrating in local events or community events in your own Forest School setting, with your own Forest School community.


What we do

We invite you to join in the annual celebration of Forest School. 


Connect and make new friendships, renew old ones and connect with nature.


Share our Forest School stories and experiences, and what Forest School means to us.


Celebrate together in a Forest School values ways, in your own woodland setting, with your own community.

Meet our people

Dedicated individuals who have one thing in common, they love Forest School! Hear about their individual Forest School story and why Forest School Day is important to them.

Katey Hugi

Katey Hügi

Forest School Day
Founder and Director

Jon Cree

Forest School Day Director

Jo Phillips

Jo Phillips

Forest School Day Director

What is Forest School?

Are you new to Forest School. Forest School is an educational ethos.

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Join in with Forest School Day

This year Forest School Day is on October 13th, 2023. There are lots of ways to get involved find out more in our playful and joyful celebrations and ways to join in pages.