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Connecting, sharing and celebrating all that is great and good about forest school.

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Forest School Day 14th October 2022 home page


2022 will be our fifth annual Forest School celebration. 

In 2018 UK Forest School was 25-years old, to mark the occasion Forest School Day was created. Created by, and for the Forest School community. Forest School Day’s mission is to build a framework in which we can has been a great success with 10.1 k people in 2021 being celebrating across the UK and internationally.

Event Date

October 14th, 2022

Head Office Location

Hertfordshire, with celebrations UK-wide and internationally.

Team size

3 in the central team, general public support nationwide and internationally.

Fundraising status

Seeking sponsorship.

Press contact


Press releases

September 11th 2022

Forest School Day an established and loved annual celebration of Forest School!


Forest School Day an established annual celebration of Forest School.

Connecting, sharing and celebrating all that is great and wonderful about forest school.

Forest School Day (FSD), October 14th 2022 is the fifth annual celebration of UK and international Forest School. Forest School Day was launched in 2018 to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the start of UK Forest School. 

We invite the Forest School community to hold local celebrations with their Forest School community in their forest school settings. Creating inclusive, playful and joyful celebrations, full of laughter, Forest School stories, campfire cooking, woodland games and leaf bunting. Celebrations the Forest School values way! no balloons but lots of leaf bunting, woodland games, campfire cooking and of course hot chocolate!

Forest school has been connecting children and adults to nature for nearly 30 years. 

We have the beginnings of of a knowledgebase called the Resource Centre. Which includes 10 ideas to get your celebrations kick-started

Key features

Connecting, sharing and celebrating all that is great and wonderful about UK and international Forest School. The annual celebration is October 14th, 2022. 

The Forest School community is invited to celebrate by holding local and community events across the UK and internationally. 

Forest school day is a social enterprise, set up as a public limited company by guarantee. It’s a mission to establish a new annual celebration day for Forest School. One that connects people to nature and promotes forest school best practice. 

Forest School Day is a playful, inclusive and joyful idea. 

The back story

It was an idea that would not go away. Katey Hügi, founder of Forest School Day, a Forest School leader asked: “Why does Forest School not have a celebration day?” Katey with the help of Jon Cree and Jo Phillips have created Forest School Day as a social enterprise, and are dedicated to establishing a national celebration day for UK Forest School community. 


Demographics of the forest school community

Over 14, 000 estimated UK Forest School Practitioners


  • Leaders
  • Trainers
  • Supporters/Helpers
  • Students
  • Cluster Groups
  • Woodland Owners

Response in first year (2018)

Website views over 9,000 times
Celebration in 14 counties in 2019
International sign ups in 2020
10.1k people celebrating Forest School in 2021

The Founder & Directors

Katey Hügi

Forest School Day Founder

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Katey Hugi
Jon Cree

Forest School Day Director

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Jon Cree

Katey has been a Forest School leader for 13 years. She is the director of Eco Tree Care & Conservation Ltd for 16 years and she is passionate about connecting children and adults to nature.  Katey formed Forest School Day as a way of thank you to individuals in the Forest School community for all their commitment and dedication to Forest School.

Jon has been involved with forest school in Worcester and at a national level since 1999, as a practitioner, trainer, and past Forest School Association director and now Forest School Day Director. He loves connecting folks to nature through story.