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What is Forest School day?

Forest School Day, an annual day to connect, share and celebrate all that is great and wonderful about UK and International Forest School.

Forest School Day started as a project in 2018 to build a framework to coordinate an annual celebration day for Forest School. While at the same time, raise awareness of the Forest School ethos and best practices.

Who is behind forests school day?

Katey Hügi, a Forest School leader, explored the idea of starting a national day for Forest School in Dec 2017. 

After researching how to create and put in place new national celebration day. In January through to March 2018, Katey produced a Forest School Day project plan. Outlaying what would a Forest School day look like, how to resource it? Importantly how to make it fun!

Katey approached individuals from a cross-section of organisations with similar values, and individuals in the Forest School community to support the project. Much to her relief, the idea was liked and Forest School Day was a go!

In 2018 Forest School Day established as a social enterprise. With Jon Cree and Jo Phillips joining as directors to support and help guide Forest School Day.

What day is Forest School Day 2021?

This year Forest School Day is being held on Friday, October 8th 2021.

Forest School Day is held on the 2nd Friday of October each year. However, celebrations can be run a couple of weeks before and a few weeks after.

What if I can not celebrate on that day?

That is fine.  

As with many celebration days sometimes it is not possible to hold your event on the date of the formal day. If this is the case, hold your event, in and around October 9th and make sure you post your images, comments and likes of your celebration on the forest school day social media afterwards. 

Don’t forget to get in touch with the forest school day team to let us know that you are holding an event. 

Last year we had individuals running events all week for each of their groups! Fabulous.

Can I get in touch with you about something that is not on the list?

Of course! The quickest way to get in touch is to go to contact us section in this site or you a can email us directly at