Escot Forest School

Just a stone's throw from Exeter, this beautiful mixed woodland site is the perfect setting for Forest School fun for all ages!

Escot Forest School was created by a passionate team of trained Forest School Leaders who set up our sister Forest School sites across Devon.

From March 2022, we are very pleased to be opening our latest site, Escot Forest School. Located 20 minutes away from Exeter, within a beautiful plot of mixed woodland that boasts areas carpeted with bluebells throughout Spring, our experienced team will be offering Toddler ClubsHome Ed sessionsHoliday Clubs and Birthday Parties.

We are based on the edge of the Escot Estate in a patch of beautiful woodland, comprised of mature native trees and fauna galore!

Nick Murphy – Forest School Manager

Our Forest School Manager, Nick Murphy, joined us in 2014 to manage Exmouth Forest School and was so phenomenally successful he rose to overseeing our entire Forest School operation! After we sadly had to close our original site in Exeter in 2020, he worked tirelessly to find a new home for Exeter Forest School where the good people of Exeter could come for their Forest School fun!

Our Escot site offers the ideal setting for our Forest School activities

After many months of searching for a suitable plot of woodland to continue the legacy of our original flagship site, we were fortunate enough to become acquainted with the owner of The Escot Estate. Their ethos, drive and passion for education, responsible land-stewardship and conservation of their park and woodland struck a chord with us, and after a tour of the Estate, we were left without a doubt that we had found a fantastic setting to carry on where Exeter Forest School left off. 

We are super excited to bring our existing attendees to Escot Forest School and welcome many more as our Forest School provision grows!

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Birthday parties

A different approach to parties with our amazing woodland birthdays at Escot Forest School!

Toddler & Rising 5’s Clubs

We offer two different groups providing outdoor fun and activities for toddlers and parents at all our Forest Schools. Every session is different and might include games, crafts, free play and stories!

Holiday Clubs

Outdoor woodland based childcare for school age children during the school holidays at our Forest School sites around Devon.

Home Education Groups

Fantastic and fun alternative education provision for Home Educating families all around Devon.

Forest School Training 

All of our activities and courses are run by qualified Forest School Leaders. We provide accredited Forest School Training for adults at our site in Exmouth.

Education For Schools

We believe that all schools should embrace the outdoors. That’s why we provide bespoke training opportunities for students and teaching staff.

Meet the Escot Team

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How To Find Us

Escot Forest School

Escot Estate

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From Exmouth

  1. Follow Salterton road (B3178) out of Exmouth towards Budleigh Salterton, passing the recycling centre on your left
  2. At the roundabout on Knowle Hill turn left onto the B3179 towards Exeter, and 20 yards up the hill on the right hand side, you will see our signed entrance
  3. Drive slowly through the gate down the track as far as you can to the car-parking area

From the M5

  1. Exit the M5 at junction 30
  2. Follow signs for A376 Exmouth
  3. At the next roundabout follow signs to Exmouth A376, 3rd exit
  4. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the B3179, signposted to Budleigh Salterton
  5. Once you have passed through Woodbury turn right, signposted for Budleigh Salterton
  6. At ‘T” junction turn right onto the B3180 signposted for Exmouth / B’Salterton
  7. Continue on this road for 2 miles as it becomes the B3179
  8. After the sharp right, followed by a sharp left you will head down hill; look out for an upcoming roundabout with a sign for “Devon Cliffs and Country Life Park
  9. Just before this sign is our gateway on the left
  10. Drive slowly through the gate down the track as far as you can to the car-parking area

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