Okehampton Forest School

The Outdoors Group are proud to have opened Okehampton’s first Forest School set in a beautiful semi ancient woodland, just a short walk from the town centre.

We’ll be offering a number of fun groups and activities for the local community, including our Tree Tots Toddler Groups for parents and little ones, Home Education groups for children aged 6 and up and Holiday Clubs for school age children in the school holidays. We want to get as many children as possible into the woods to play, explore, discover and learn.

The Outdoors Group are proud to have opened Okehampton’s first Forest School set in a beautiful semi ancient woodland, just a short walk from the town centre.

We’ll be offering a number of fun groups and activities for the local community, including our Tree Tots Toddler Groups for parents and little ones, Home Education groups for children aged 6 and up and Holiday Clubs for school age children in the school holidays. We want to get as many children as possible into the woods to play, explore, discover and learn.

Meet the Okehampton Team

Debbie Miller

Debbie Miller

Okehampton & Exeter Forest School Manager

Over the years, Debbie’s been a Brownie Guide Leader, a play leader at local toddler groups and a governor of the local primary. She worked as a childminder for more than 22 years in Okehampton. Debbie currently manages both our Okehampton and Exeter Forest School provision.
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I’m passionate about children playing and exploring outdoors and want to give them the opportunities to develop their confidence, independence, creativity and risk taking, appropriate to their environment and to themselves

Debbie Miller
Site Lead, Okehampton Forest School

Debbie Miller looks after our Okehampton site. She’s lived in Okehampton since 1990 with her husband, Ian. She has grown up children now in their twenties.

Debbie has worked as a childminder for more than 22 years. Over the years, she’s been a Brownie Guide Leader, a play leader at local toddler groups and a governor of the local primary.

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Toddler Clubs

Termly parent and toddler groups that incorporate the outdoors, learning, fun and games! Explore a whole new world at Tree Tots Toddler Club.

Holiday Clubs

When schools out, why not start a new adventure? Our holiday clubs are fun, interactive and inclusive. Suitable for children and teenagers.

Home Education Groups

For an alternative take on education, join Exmouth’s only outdoor Home Education Group every Monday during term time at our Exmouth site.

How To Find Us

Okehampton Forest School

Moyses Lane
Okehampton
EX20 1JS

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Directions

At the moment, we don’t have a car park – but it is easy to find on-street parking in the residential area along, and off, Moyses Lane.


If you take the orange route onto Moyses Lane

  1. See map – this is along New Rd, rather than coming from High Street, halfway up the hill there is a gate on the left with an Okehampton Forest School sign outside (this leads to path you’ll walk down)
  2. Keep driving on road (past gate) and park in the residential area at top of hill
  3. Then you’ll need to walk back down to the gate. Go through the gate and follow the lane until you reach the camp. (It’s about a 5 min walk up the lane through woods
  4. Just keep left, following the path, and you’ll arrive in camp. It is buggy-friendly if your buggy is ok on tracks)


If you come from the high street [yellow route]

  1. find on-street parking in the residential area, then walk down the hill (past big house on left/Prospect Hill turning/sign saying ‘Watch out for Children’)
  2. Look out for The Okehampton Forest School sign on the right and the gate which takes you down the path to the Forest School (5 min walk along path through woods, see above)

 

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