Take life back to nature: explore, discover, play, learn - LIVE!

Woods for learning


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01403 253477

07940 489257

[email protected]

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About us

Woods for Learning is a Community Interest Company, which strives to deliver a high quality and inclusive Forest Schools programme, Outdoor Learning and Bushcraft.


Our motto is "Take life back to nature, explore, discover, play, learn - Live"


Gary Marlow, the founder of Woods for Learning, belief is that every participant in a Woods for Learning session benefits from the opportunity to explore, discover, play, learn and go back to nature in a woodland environment.


Venue: Leechpool and Owlbeech: TQ030274.

We currently use Leechpool Woods - Meeting in Car Park off Harwood Road, Horsham, West Sussex.


We can also deliver sessions at your own location, subject to a health and safety inspection and with the appropriate risk assessment in place.


Groups: Sessions bookable for schools, early years providers, the Scout and Guide movement and any other group or charity.



If you have any questions please call  or email


Woods For Learning's unique selling point is that we have trained staff who have experience in working with children, young people and adults with physical, sensory and learning disabilities, we also offer a FULL REFUND to such a child that decides they do not enjoy and wants to leave - carers also go FREE


These are some of the various conditions we have worked with:

ADD—Attention Deficit Disorder

ADHD—Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ASD—Autistic Spectrum

ASP— Asperger's Syndrome

BESD—Behavioural Emotional and Social Disorders

CB—Challenging Behaviours

CP—Cerebral Palsy

DOW—Downs Syndrome



HI—Hearing Impairment

IM—Impaired Mobility

MLD—Moderate Learning Difficulties

PMLD—Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties

SLD—Severe Learning Difficulties

S&LD—Speech and Language Difficulties

VI—Visual Impairment


This is what people say about us

"Mum, this is the BEST experience EVER!"

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Gary Marlow           Helen Barnes-Austin                    

Director                                    BSc (Hons) Secondary Science Teacher

Level 3 FS Leader                   Level 3 FS Leader                      

Qualified PE Teacher

First Responder Ambulance            

"The Woods for Learning staff were

courteous and helpful 10++++"


Woods For Learning Community Interest Company: 9227253  |  +44 (0) 7940 489 257  |  [email protected]  |  site design : www.alisoncooper.com

Jim Roberts             Kathryn Marlow      

Director                                  Director

Head Teacher                        History Teacher

                                                 Head of Literacy

Aisling Hailes                    

BA (Hons) Primary Education

Level 3 FS Leader                      

Climbing Instructor