Group Details

When and Where

“This is the only group that’s for me as well as for my child.” – a parent from Brambles

The Future of Brambles Outdoor Groups

Due to the recent news of our upcoming school closure in December 2017, please note that many of our Brambles Outdoor Parent & Toddler Groups WILL continue to run up until the half term holiday which starts on 20th October.

It is our hope that many of our groups will continue to run in the near future, so watch this space. You can also keep up to date on our Facebook page here.

We hope you will come along this half term and show your support in providing a safe and nurturing space for children, parents, grandparents, childminders and carers alike. We look forward to seeing you soon!

We feel it is such an important initiative in our community that both children and adults greatly benefit from. This could never have been possible without the support of families like you – thank you!

Brockhill Country Park

Where: Brockhill Country Park, Sandling Road, Hythe Kent CT21 4HL
When: Mondays 10:00am – Noon (During Term Time only)
Info: Toilets and on-site café available. Park accessible by car, bus and train.
Further information on how to get there: http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/brockhill-country-park.
How to find us: Take the main footpath and once reaching the lake, walk anti-clockwise until they see the forest school area on the right just before the paths veers left back around the lake. *Wet weather location: Grassy clearing opposite car park. You can’t miss us! Please note there is a car parking fee of £1.50.

Perry Woods (Final Date: Tuesday 12th September 2017)
Where: Perry Wood between Selling and Chilham near Faversham, Kent ME13 9RP
When: Tuesdays 10:00am – Noon (During Term Time only)
Info: Park accessible by car just off Grove Road. The park is 0.4 mile from The Rose & Crown pub in Selling and 1.4 miles from Selling train station.
Further information on how to get there:  http://perrywood.org.uk/site-info-maps/
How to find us: The group meets just off the main car park. With regards to accessibility, the paths are largely suited for buggies or electric scooters.

Blean Woods (*New Start Time: 10am – Noon*)
Where: Blean Woods Nature Reserve, Rough Common, Canterbury, just off the main car park.
When: Wednesdays 10:00am – Noon (During Term Time only)
Info: The nearest train station is Canterbury West, and there is also a bus route which stops at the entrance to the nature reserve. It is then a short walk into the woodland. With regards to accessibility, the paths are largely suited for buggies or electric scooters.

Lyminge Forest (Final Date: Thursday 14th September 2017)
Where: Lyminge Forest (Park & West Wood)
When: Thursdays 10:00am – Noon (During Term Time only)
Info: Lyminge Forest (Park & West Wood). Just off Stone Street/B2068 near Sixmile Garage. The group meets just off the main car park.

Conningbrook Lakes Country Park
Where: Conningbrook Lakes Country Park
When: Fridays 10:00am – Noon (During Term Time only)
Info: Free car parking at the Julie Rose Stadium. Toilets and on-site café available.
How find us: Follow the main access track to the country park just on the right of the Julie Rose Stadium building. You will find us next to the fixed wooden shelter.

Our sessions are held school term time only. Please check the Canterbury Steiner School homepage for term dates.

The group runs regardless of wet or cold weather conditions, exceptions being severe winds or heavy snow. If in doubt, please check the Brambles Facebook page here.

The sessions are run entirely outside, so please make sure you and your child are warmly dressed, preferably with waterproofs on a wet day. We do, however, have an outdoor shelter for rain and sun protection!