After-School & Holiday Club
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Welcome to Dare Valley Forest School, where we ignite a passion for nature and outdoor exploration. Our inclusive neurodivergent-run Forest School, located in Dare Valley Community Woodland, offers purposeful child-led learning experiences that nurture confident and happy children. Embark on a journey of discovery as little explorers delve into nature’s wonders at their own pace.

Book now for a memorable experience that fosters new skills, friendships, and a deep connection with the natural world.

What to Expect

Please bring a reusable cup for hot chocolates.



Outdoor clothing is essential, please do not wear anything that you aren't happy to get muddy!



We are a zero waste woodland, please take any rubbish that you bring with you back home. We only have a bin for compost.



Session Times

After School Club (Term Time)

Ages 11-15: Tuesdays 4pm-5:30pm

Ages 8-12: Thursdays 4pm-5:30pm

Our Location

Dare Valley Community Woodland, Aberdare, CF44 8DE



The range of child-led activities may include:

Den/shelter building


Plant & animal identification

Safe fire lighting techniques

Toasted marshmallows & s'mores

Safely using Bushcraft tools

Conservation projects

What people say about us:

My daughter has been attending the after school club for many weeks now and thinks its amazing. She also loved the day school and can’t wait for the summer holidays to go back.


My daughter attends the after school session and absolutely loves it! Amazing group, well done!


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