With a forest school ethos, the Nature Guardians group aims to promote creativity, self-esteem and confidence through exploring and creating within the natural world of Tewkesbury Nature Reserve!

From exploring habitats, building shelters and rafts to mini-beast hunting and pond dipping, alongside fun arts and crafts activities and games. There is something for each individual to enable them to thrive and enjoy being outside in their local space.

Dates and Times 2022

After school:

  • Weekly every Thursday, 16:00 – 17:00, apart from school holidays

Summer holiday:

  • Monday 25th July – Wednesday 27th July, 9:30 – 12:30
  • Monday 1st August – Wednesday 3rd August, 9:30 – 12:30
  • Monday 8th August – Wednesday 10th August, 9:30 – 12:30
  • Monday 15th August – Wednesday 17th August, 9:30 – 12:30
  • Monday 22nd August – Wednesday 24th August, 9:30 – 12:30
  • Tuesday 30th August – Wednesday 31st August, 9:30 – 12:30

Who can join?

Primarily aimed at 5 – 11 year olds, but older children are welcome to join and help out if interested.

We are open to accepting referrals from schools or parents who feel a young person would benefit from increased nature connectedness. There is widespread evidence that spending time in green spaces positively affects mental and physical health.

Who is it run by?

The group will be run by Robyn, our Learning & Outreach Officer, and supported by other TNR representatives. Robyn is a qualified teacher with broad experience working with children of all ages and is currently completing training to become a Forest School Leader. We will aim to have 2 adults per 10 children ratio during sessions. All TNR representatives working with children are DBS checked.

How to sign up?

This group is completely free of charge. We just ask you sign up to let us know your child is attending as numbers are limited. Spaces are first come first served. Adults do not need to stay for the duration of the session.

A starter form will also need to be reviewed and signed before a child can join the session for the first time. You will receive further information and instructions when your place is confirmed after you complete the sign up form below. This includes meeting location and what to bring.

If dates are no longer on the sign up form that means that unfortunately that session date is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email using contact details below.

How do I get more information?

Please feel free to ask any questions to Robyn Kinnersley, our Learning & Outreach officer by emailing: learning@tewkesburynaturereserve.org.uk, or calling 07494792393.