Forest Pre-School and Forest School for Wildly Adventurous Kids

Welcome to Outside Tribe...

...where the magic of nature grows curious, resilient and creative kids.

We are a 12 place Forest Pre School that offers OFSTED registered childcare for children aged 2.5 – 5.  We also offer after school and holiday clubs for 4-12 year olds.

Children here have the freedom to play, imagine, investigate and explore, surrounded by nature and supported by caring and skilled adults. Safely nestled in a hidden orchard, just a stones throw from the sea, this is gentle, outdoor based education with a sprinkling of wild adventure!

'At the end of the day, your feet should be muddy, your hair should be messy and your eyes sparkling.'

What we do


Outdoor fun and frolicks for under 5’s and their parents/carers. 


Pre-school care offering 2 – 5 year olds the chance to play and learn in our beautiful natural environment, following the Forest School approach.   Fully OFSTED registered. 

After school/holiday cLUBs

Out of school adventures for 5-12 year olds! Term time after school clubs and school holiday shenanigans.

'The richest cupboard and best classroom is roofed only by the sky'

Our approach

Why outdoors?

More and more research is showing the huge benefits of children learning outdoors.  Language skills, social and physical development, confidence, resilience, emotional well being are all enhanced through the rich environment  and experiences the outdoors can offer.

Our site

Tucked away in a valley near the sea, our little site is a truly special place. With orchard, meadow and woodland, there is plenty of space to run, climb and explore. With it’s own path to the beach , and a cosy wooden cabin to snuggle in, there couldn’t be a more perfect place to be a child (or grown up for that matter!).

'When we make play the foundation of learning, we teach the whole child'

Our Staff

It's all about the people!

We are a small team of passionate, dedicated and mud loving practitioners!  With a wealth of experience as teachers and forest school leaders we know how to provide the best possible experiences to support and develop each child we care for. 


What people say...

That’s enough from us – here’s what our children and parent’s think!

A great hands on learning experience for my 6 year old. He loved being out in nature, building dens, making crafts and cooking on the fire. Every week he was excited to go back for more.

Emma - Parent
It was super fun, can I go again soon - pleeeeeese!
Bertie, Age 9
Our son had the most amazing time. He came home every night completely full of life, so happy and confident'
Andrea -Parent

Visit us

Click here for a map. Please call before trying to find us - we are a stones throw from St. Merryn, but wouldn't want you to get lost!

The Orchard, Trethias Farm, Treyarnon Bay, St. Merryn, Padstow

Call us

Want to know more or arrange a visit? We'd love to talk to you!

07526 468105

Contact us

Drop us an email and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.

This project was part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. 

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